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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Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child's Diet by Cheri Fraker, Mark Fishbein, Sibyl Cox, Laura Walbert

Initially developed by co-author Cheri Fraker in the course of treating an eleven-year-old who ate nothing but peanut butter, bread, and milk, Food Chaining is a breakthrough approach for dealing with picky eating and feeding problems at any age. Food Chaining emphasizes the relationship between foods in regard to taste, temperature, and texture. In Food Chaining, the internationally known feeding team behind this unique method shows how to help your child enjoy new and nutritious foods, no matter what the nature of his picky eating. The guide also includes information on common food allergies, improving eating skills, advice specific to special needs kids, and a pre-chaining program to help prevent food aversions before they develop. Food Chaining will help you raise a lifelong healthy eater.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600940163
Publisher: Da Capo Books
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 289,432
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. His work with child eating habits has been featured in various media outlets, most recently in the Wall Street Journal. Currently 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. She provides nutritional assessment and dietary counseling to parents of children with feeding difficulties. 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, lactation consultant, and pediatric oral feeding specialist with the Pediatric Rehabilitation division of St. John's Hospital. 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