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 2016!


Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • February 5, 2016 Nashville, TN - 1 Day Seminar (Private)

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
  • February 19-20, 2016 San Jose, CA - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • February 26-27, 2016 Stevens Point, WI - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • March 18-19, 2016 Toledo, OH - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • April 1-2, 2016 Richmond, VA - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • April 11-12, 2016 NY, NY - Young Child Expo & Conference

    2016 Young Child Expo & Conference
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  • April 29-30, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • May 14, 2016 Orlando, FL - FARE National Food Allergy Conference

    FARE National Food Allergy Conference
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    (more information to come)
  • May 20-21, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • June 10-11, 2016 Biloxi, MS - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • June 24-25, 2016 Austin, TX - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • July 22-23, 2016 Washington DC - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • August 5-6, 2016 San Antonio, TX - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • October 6-7, 2016 Bloomington-Normal , IL - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
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  • October 16, 2016 Boston, MA - Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo

    Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (more information to come)
  • October 28-29, 2016 Ontario, Canada - 2 Day Seminar

    Feeding Therapy: It's Not Just About Swallowing with Case Studies and Problem Solving
    Children’s Hospital of Ontario
  • November 5-6, Denver, CO - Food Allergy Blogger’s Conference

    Food Allergy Blogger’s Conference (more information to come)

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
  • Please click here for detailed information

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.