In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, I’m joined by occupational therapist Susan L. Roberts, an autism educator and consultant and author of the book My Kid Eats Everything!. She helps children go from picky or problem eating to eating everything and anything — all through the most important rule of making meal times fun. We talked about her methods, the difference between picky and problem eaters, why children might become picky eaters, and inspiring stories of children who became adventurous eaters. Plus more!
Got a picky or problem eater? Why not try out Susan’s free 25-minute phone or Skype consultation? If you want to go further, Susan offers long-distance coaching. I also recommend Susan’s book, My Kid Eats Everything!, which I’ve read twice myself and highly recommend.
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After more than 20 years of experience in school-based pediatrics, as well opening and operating a play-based pediatric clinic in Tucson, Arizona, I moved to New York to take a faculty position. This led to lecturing nationally on the subjects of Handwriting, Toileting and Mealtime Success. My clinical and research interests focus on the primary occupation of childhood, PLAY, and holistic approaches for achieving optimal health and wellness.
I enjoy traveling around the U.S. teaching parents and professionals how to have happy mealtimes full of nutritious food, and I love spending time with children and their families even more. Nothing beats the happiness of watching picky eaters become adventurous eaters, and seeing mealtimes transformed from battlegrounds to beloved family rituals. Through individual coaching, play experiences, and support groups we discover the art of raising happy children for a peaceful world.
- Susan L. Roberts — Susan’s website
- Susan L. Roberts on Facebook
- My Kid Eats Everything! by Susan L. Roberts
- Free 25-minute phone or Skype consultation
- Susan’s current speaking schedule
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