Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child's Diet

Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child's Diet


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The complete guide for parents of picky eaters — how to end mealtime meltdowns and get your children the nutrition they need

Does your child regularly refuse foods or throw a fit at mealtimes? Are you concerned she isn't getting enough nutrition, or that that your child's pickiness might be caused by a hidden medical issue? For every frustrated parent, the food chaining method offers a medically-proven, kid-tested solution.

Developed by a team of internationally known medical experts, Food Chaining helps you identify the reasons behind your child's picky eating habits — be it medical, sensory, or because of allergies. Then, with a simple, 6-step method centered around taste, temperature, and texture, target foods are selected that are similar to the ones your child likes, gradually expanding to all food groups. Does your kid like French fries but won't touch veggies? Try hash browns, and slowly expand to sweet potato fries and zucchini sticks — and then work your way to steamed vegetables.

With helpful information about common food allergies, lists of sample food chains, advice for special needs children, as well as a pre-chaining program to prevent food aversions before they develop, Food Chaining is your guide to raising lifelong health eaters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600940163
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 480,714
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Cheryl Fraker, RD, LD, CLC, is a registered pediatric dietitian and lactation consultant specializing in pediatric feeding disorders. Her articles have appeared in nutrition journals, and she frequently makes presentations and lectures on child eating habits nationwide. She lives in Springfield, Ill.

Mark Fishbein, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist, who has written articles published in several medical and nutrition journals. Dr. Fishbein is an associate professor at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He lives in Springfield, Ill.

Sibyl Cox, RD, LD, CLC, is a pediatric dietician and certified lactation consultant at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Sibyl is a member of the Capital District Dietetic Association, Illinois Dietetic Association, American Dietetic Association and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She lives in Chatham, Ill.

Laura Walbert, CCC-SLP
, is a pediatric speech pathologist. She has appeared all over the US and Canada to present treatment methods for children with feeding disorders. She lives in Sherman, Ill.

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Food Chaining: The Proven 6 Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child's Diet 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CinnaPatty More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after reading an excellent article in Parent's magazine regarding picky eaters. I have a 14 year old picky eater. I wish I'd had this book 13 years ago. Food chaining is so logical. I wish I'd thought of it! I like how the authors cover every aspect of picky eaters. They include many professionals in the feeding team. (They themselves are most of the professionals that make up a feeding team). That didn't work for me as the feeding team in the neighboring large city only works with infants and toddlers, not teens. However, the first stop is the Pediatrician and our Ped. worked with us and with lab results I have a solid start. The examples and case scenarios in the book were detailed enough that I am able to start a few food chains on my own and we have had more progress in the last week than in the last couple of years. If you have any concerns about your child's eating habits, I would absolutely recommend this book. The sooner you read it and get started, the better!
MeeganR More than 1 year ago
I have a picky eater that has had issues since birth. Doctor's never knew why. This is a very helpful book and would recommend as soon as U seen an eating issue even at birth. I wish I had this book then so we didn't have to work so hard at it. Great Book