Eating is a complex, multifaceted activity. Medical complications and a variety of health conditions can influence how children learn to eat and how they learn to enjoy foods. Successful eating requires all the systems of the body to work well together. When children experience medical complications such as neuro-motor conditions, cardio pulmonary issues, gastrointestinal problems or anatomical differences, eating and growth can be impacted. This can cause the enjoyable activity of eating and the parent role of feeding the child to get out of balance.
Mealtime Connections can work with families and medical teams to help children succeed in the acquisition of eating skills.