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Food ideas for kids with sensory learning issues

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 15:43:45-04

Meagan Forsgren shows us fun food sensory for kids. For more information go here. 

Breakfast

• Remember when you were told to not play with your food? Today, that`s exactly what we are going to do and what we want our kids to do.
• Kids who struggle with sensory issues have a hard time with different food textures.
• A great way to help them try new foods is to make fun meals with different textures.
• It`s a great way to introduce new fruits and vegetables.
• Feed kids natural sugars that come in fruits and honey.

Owl Snack

• When kids are young they tend to be picky eaters, but grow out of it when they are older. Sensory kids may never grow out of their picky eating.
• Eating could be painful because it may be hard for them to swallow, chew or it may even make them gag.
• Making mealtime casual like with this fun owl can prevent meltdowns.
• You can also change the venue by going outside. Let them play and then come back to eat more food.

Frog Sandwich

• To help sensory kids try new foods, change it up.
• Instead of a boring sandwich, try this fun frog sandwich.
• It allows them to pull apart the different foods and eat them one at a time.
• You can even cut off the crust if it bothers them.
• If they can`t swallow some of these foods, try baby steps. Have them hold it in their mouth for 10 seconds, then spit it out.
• Also, gluten free bread and other foods can really help kids struggling with sensory issues, autism and ADHD.

Pizza Faces

• These are fun pizza faces that are bite-sized for kids and they also allow you to try new vegetables.
• Because some kids with sensory issues struggle with the temperature of food, you may have to adjust the food to how they like it.
• Cool it off to room temperature if they like it that way or make it cold if they prefer it that way.