Audiences say it best: If you are looking for a professional speaker who can “provide practical solutions” for parents, caregivers and therapists and your company needs a “highly knowledgeable, organized presenter” with “energy and enthusiasm” who can deliver a “dynamic course”, then your best choice is Melanie Potock. Author of Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids and a contributor to national magazines including Natural Baby and Sierra Magazine and local resources such as Colorado Parent, Mel provides “real life examples and techniques” that make a significant difference in a child’s ability to eat a variety of nutritious meals. Feeding therapists attending her courses say “Mel is energetic and fun…excellent course and excellent content…highly recommend to anyone working with kids who have sensory/medical/behavioral challenges.” Day care providers and preschool teachers say “I had no idea that there were so many factors to consider” and “wish I had known this information when I raised my own kids!”

Be sure to book Melanie for your conference in 2015!


Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • March 7-8, 2014 Orlando, FL - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • March 21-22, 2014 Orange County-Irvine, CA - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • April 8, 2014 Verona, Italy

    Feeding Therapy: Private Session
  • April 25-26, 2014 Ann Arbor, MI - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • May 2-3, 2014 Baltimore, MD - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • June 6-7, 2014 Columbus, OH - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • July 25-26, 2014 San Antonio, TX - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • August 22-23, 2014 Newark, NJ - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • September 12-13, 2014 Little Rock, AR - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • September 19-20 , 2014 Baltimore, MD - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • October 10-11, 2014 Chicago, IL - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • November 14-15 Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference

    Motor, Sensory and Behavioral Aspects of Picky Eating
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  • December 5-6, 2014 Dallas, TX - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • December 8-9, 2014 Portland, OR (private course)

Keynote Speeches and Seminar Topics

To schedule Melanie for your event, please contact My Munch Bug

Keeping the FUN in Feeding!
  • For Parents & Child Care Professionals (90 minutes)
  • Understand how kids become picky eaters & how to prevent it
  • Create ADVENTUROUS eating in children and keep it fun!

Tasting New Foods: A Whole Child Approach to Kids with Food Allergies
  • For Parents, RD’s, Medical & Child Care Professionals (90 minutes)
  • Gluten-free or other sudden dietary changes? Learn how respecting the whole child makes the process of tasting new foods so much easier for everyone in the family.
  • Understand how a child’s physiology & sensory system impacts his willingness to try new foods
  • How to adjust to specialty diets, especially if a child is a picky eater

Feeding Therapy: WHAT is it and WHY does this kid need it?
  • For Medical & Child Care Professionals (90 minutes)
  • Explore physiological, sensory and behavioral causes of picky eating
  • Understand when to refer a child for feeding therapy
  • Why it is an essential piece in collaborative treatment among professionals

Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids: Motor, Sensory and Behavioral Aspects of Picky Eating
  • For Parents, Pediatric Therapists & Child Care Professionals (90 minutes)
  • Understand the Four Foundations of Eating
  • How to set kids up for success as they become adventurous eaters
  • Learn Melanie’s tips for “Parenting in the Kitchen” based on ABA principles

Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing!
  • For SLPs, SLPAs, OTRs & OTAs
  • 1.3 CEUs (13 hrs) for OT/COTAs, SLP/SLPAs
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Speaking Inquiries
Please contact us at Melanie@mymunchbug.com

Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing

Seminar Attendee Comments:

  • So helpful that you hand out your book!
  • Melanie is a gifted presenter. She did an amazing job keeping us engaged & explaining information clearly – giving us hands-on examples to use in treatment!
  • Mel provided wonderful strategies for so many difficult feeding kiddos! I can’t wait to return to work next week and start using these ideas!
  • As a mom and a therapist I’m encouraged to hang in there and try some of (Melanie’s) ideas. My daughter feels better about herself no that she is no longer labeled as a “picky” eater.
  • Thank you for the specific tips that we can use in the field when we practice.
  • THIS is what we want in a CEU course.
  • It was great to come away with practical strategies to begin using immediately!
  • Real life examples of products and methods used were helpful - great, valuable course with knowledgable speaker.
  • Loved the videos! It was so nice to see the practical application of concepts presented.
  • Very engaging and interesting. Can't wait to put Melanie's ideas to use!
  • Great opportunity for Q & A: real life experiences both from a therapeutic perspective as well as home life.
  • Excellent course; excellent instructor!
  • Wonderful, practical & well researched material that I can use right away.
  • Melanie's examples of ABA presentations were excellent.
  • I love that she works with the same population that I do. Melanie is very engaging - materials were practical.
  • Melanie, you are making a difference in so many lives...more than you know.