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. We 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 we can work with your family or organization to help with your mealtime concerns.
Yev Veverka, Ph.D., BCBA
Yev's interest in mealtime behavior started when she was working on her master’s degree in early childhood special education. In her work, she noticed a pattern of families dealing with feeding and mealtime challenges. This was a huge source of stress for the families Yev worked with and she became motivated to do something about it. She began to learn the research on mealtime and attend conferences and workshops related to feeding. She started incorporating feeding interventions into her consulting work with families. Yev recently completed her PhD program with feeding as a main research topic and dissertation study. She has been working on developing interventions for children with feeding challenges as well as proactive approaches to prevent the development of feeding challenges in young children. Yev has three young children, ages 6, 3, and 1 and enjoys the experience from the parent point of view as well.
Molly Deutsch, M.Ed., BCBA
Molly has always known she wanted to pursue a career working closely with young kids and their families. She has always had a passion for healthy eating and nutrition. While pursuing her Master's degree in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Washington, Molly met Yev. Molly was ecstatic to find a company that specialized in working closely with families on feeding and mealtime challenges. After graduation Molly joined Yev to work for Mealtime Matters. Molly loves consulting with parents on feeding challenges and working with kids to make food fun.