Stories of Extreme Picky Eating

Stories of Extreme Picky Eating : Children with Severe Food Aversions and the Solutions That Helped Them

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Parents raising food avoidant children, who are feeling defeated in their role as caregivers, will find foolproof advice in this book by studying real life examples, learning the psychological factors behind their child's behavior and discovering practical activities they can do at home with their kids. Jenny Friedman is a registered dietician and therapist whose clinical practice focuses on feeding therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but she says many children who are not autistic struggle with the same sensitivities to food, and her advice is equally, if not more, effective with them.

Jenny covers a wide range of experiences for parents dealing with any level of picky eating to connect to and benefit from, some of which involve common scenarios and others more rare but incredibly relevant. For instance, one child refuses to use any utensils and must be spoon-fed by his parents, another refuses to eat anything except store-bought pouch purees, and another who has a meltdown at the mere sight of an unfamiliar food. With Jenny's developed methods based on years of clinical trial and error in this specific field, presented through personal narratives that are as entertaining to read as they are insightful and activities readers that can implement immediately, this powerful guide will help many lost, frustrated parents transform their child from a picky eater to a healthy, adventurous eater.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 140 x 209 x 20mm | 274g
  • Essex, United States
  • English
  • 1645671925
  • 9781645671923
  • 184,315

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"Jennifer's book offers insight into the very real challenges of feeding picky eaters--and simple and fun ways parents can help improve the situation at home. This is a must-read if you've ever felt stressed and confused about what your child eats . . . or doesn't eat."
--Amy Palanjian, creator of Yummy Toddler Food, author of Busy Little Hands: Food Play!

"Jennifer has a way of bringing these stories to life and making each step she takes with her clients so real and approachable. This is a great book for both parents and professionals working with an extreme picky eater."
--Jessica Gust, MS, RDN, kids dietician, creator of Element Nutrition

"Jennifer's book provides a fresh and in-depth account of the challenges faced by picky eaters and their families, as well as practical tips and guidance on how we can overcome these challenges. A must-read for anyone with a picky eater!"
--Simone Ward, @ZaynesPlate

Jennifer's book, in addition to her online resources, safely and effectively educates and equips parents to tackle picky eating. She is practical & relatable. Quite simply, she really gets it. And because she truly understands, her resources really have the power to prompt meaningful change."
--Hillary Lewis, MD, Pediatricians of Dallas

Jennifer's book is a case-by-case analysis of the variations of extreme picky eating in children. She shares her professional insight as a registered dietician into the feeding relationship between parent and child and offers practical advice to help the entire family return to happier mealtimes.
--Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, author of Adventures in Veggieland: Help Your Kids Learn to Love Vegetables with 100 Easy Activities and Recipes
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About Jenny Friedman

Jenny Friedman is a registered dietitian nutritionist. She specializes in feeding therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She obtained her Master of Science in Nutrition and Public Health from Columbia University. Her company, Jenny Friedman Autism Nutritionist, has helped countless children expand their diets. Jenny lives in Philadelphia.
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