My interest in feeding started when I was working on my master’s degree in early childhood special education. In my work, I noticed a pattern of families dealing with feeding and mealtime challenges. This was a huge source of stress for the families I worked with and I became motivated to do something about it. I began to read the literature on mealtime and attended conferences and workshops related to feeding. I started incorporating feeding interventions into my consulting work with families. Currently, I am working on my PhD and have taken on feeding as my research interest. I have been working on developing interventions for children with feeding challenges as well as proactive approaches to prevent the development of feeding challenges to begin with. I have two children at home, ages 2.5 years and 8 weeks so I enjoy gaining experience from the parent point of view as well. I look forward to sharing my progress with you here!
About Mealtime Matters
Mealtime Matters was started in order to provide feeding related resources, information, and services for families, caregivers, therapists, and educators all in one place. Mealtime is such an important part of daily life. I strongly believe that we should begin building positive mealtime experiences from the start in order to encourage successful feeding interactions. Please check out the services tab of the website to learn more about how I can work with your family or organization to help with your mealtime concerns.