Often a parent who experiences the daily challenges of having a child who struggles with eating will tell you, “I never thought I would have a child who wouldn’t eat.” It new territory for many families and one that can feel overwhelming and futile. Perhaps your child is anxious about trying new foods, but the few foods that he/she does eat feels “good enough”. Or, your child eats well at home, but can’t eat in the school cafeteria or other environments. The complexities of a picky eater can create stress not only for the child, but for the entire family.

Melanie is here to help, whether you simply want your child to eat more vegetables or you have a child with special needs, please call and tell me about your family. I look forward to hearing from you!

Melanie’s Articles and Blogs

October 2014
Food & Nutrition
What if it’s Not Just Picky Eating? Selective Eating Disorder in Children
September 2014
ASHAsphere
You Want My Kid to Play in Food? Seriously?
July 2014
ASHAsphere
Three Reasons Why Kids Get Hooked on “Kids’ Meals”… and How to Change That
June 2014
Special Needs Resources
4 Fun Products for Helping Toddlers Learn to Eat
June 2014
ASHAsphere
Preventing Food Jags: What’s a Parent to Do?
May 2014
ASHAsphere
Learning About New Foods Without Eating: 5 Surprising Tips for Parents
May 2014
Special Needs Resources
3 Simple Products for Helping Baby Learn to Eat
May 2014
mom.me
Games for Busy Moms to Play With Tots
March 2014
Baby Dipper
The Fine and Messy Art of Learning to Control a Spoon
March 2014
ASHAsphere
Our Perception of Taste: What’s Sound Got to Do with It?
February 2014
ASHAsphere
Baby Led Weaning: A Developmental Perspective
February 2014
Generation Rescue
9 Common Questions About Feeding Therapy
February 2014
Friend Ship Circle
5 Signs that Your Toddler May Benefit from Feeding Therapy
February 2014
DrGreen.com
What Type of Parent are You at the Dinner Table?
January 2014
ASHAsphere
Step Away From the Sippy Cup!
January 2014
WebMD
What to Do When Baby Refuses a Bottle
January 2014
Friendship Circle of Michigan
10 Things You Should Know about Feeding Therapy
December 2013
Generation Rescue
Seven Surprising Things You Can Do at Home to Help Your Child Eat New Foods
December 2013
ASHAsphere
All I Want for Christmas is My G-Tube Out!
December 2013
ASHAsphere
Remembering Sandy Hook: How to Live Like a First Grader
November 2013
Advance Health Network
Considering the whole child, not just behaviors, is vital to effective feeding therapy
November 2013
ASHAsphere
Planning for Holiday Meals with a Picky Eater
December 2013
Generation Rescue
Seven Surprising Things You Can Do at Home to Help Your Child Eat New Foods
October 2013
Mile High Mamas
The school cafeteria’s hurry up and eat policy–advice for quick, healthy lunches
September 2013
Fooducate
Feeding Therapy: Determining WHY a Child is a “Picky Eater”
June 2013
ASHAsphere
Summertime Prep for the School Cafeteria
June 2013
ASHAsphere
Summertime Prep for the School Cafeteria
May 2013
yumbox
How to NOT Stick a Fork up Your Nose! The Wonderful Sense of Proprioception
May 2013
yumbox
How the Inner Ear Helps Kids Try New Foods
May 2013
yumbox
How the Inner Ear Helps Kids Try New Foods
April 2013
DrGreene.com
Picky Eating: Day after Day after Day
April 2013
DrGreene.com
Picky Eating at Breakfast
April 2013
DrGreene.com
Picky Eating at Lunch
April 2013
DrGreene.com
Picky Eating in the School Cafeteria
April 2013
DrGreene.com
Picky Eating at Dinner
April 2013
GalTime
Understanding Autism: Restaurant Meltdowns
April 2013
PediaStaff
Pediatric Therapy Corner: Top Ten Lessons I Learned from my Clients with Autism
February 2013
mom.me
Finger Foods for 10-Month-Old Kids
February 2013
GalTime
Gluten-Free Valentines: 7 Easy, Yummy Ways to Show Your Love
February 2013
purely elizabeth
Eleven Years Old and Suddenly Gluten-Free
February 2013
mom.me
Finger Foods for 10-Month-Old Kids
December 2012
GalTime
Tribute from Tragedy: 28 Ways to Live Life Lke a First Grader
December 2012
The Tender Foodie.com
10 Ways to Get Your Kid to LIKE Veggies!
November 2012
GalTime
How to Talk Turkey and Food  Allergies at Thanksgiving
October 2012
The Tender Foodie.com
Kid Tip: Keep lunch simple to 2-4 items
October 2012
Purple Asparagus.com
Five ways to make mealtime fun
September 2012
Purely Elizabeth.com
If you give your kid a pancake
May 2012 (Part 2)
The Tender Foodie.com
Follow Your Gut:  Going through a Celiac biopsy
August 2012
The Tender Foodie.com
Back to school shopping for a tender foodies lunch
June 2012
Easy Lunch Boxes.com
Chaos in the school cafeteria – how to find the calm
May 2012 (Part 1)
The Tender Foodie.com
Follow Your Gut:  What is eating my daughter’s stomach
April 2012
The Tender Foodie.com
Dining out with your young food allergic child
June 2012
Easy Lunch Boxes.com
Lunchbox dinners: Preparing for the school cafeteria
July 2012
Special Education Advisor.com
Feeding therapy: Treating the whole child
June 2012
The Tender Foodie.com
Harvest time from farm to table to little mouths
September 2011
Easy Lunch Boxes.com
Personalize your cooler bag with note pockets
September 2012
Purely Elizabeth.com
If you give your kid a pancake
June 2012
teetheme.com
The fine and messy art of learning to control a spoon
January 2012
Special Education Advisor.com
Stop playing with your food and just eat it
April 2011
The Tender Foodie.com
Why Kids with Autism are often “Picky Eaters”
February 2012
Pediastaff.com
Happy Mealtimes: Chapter 3 Book Excerpt
February 2012
The Tender Foodie.com
Valentine Ideas for Your Food Allergic Child
November 2011
The Tender Foodie.com
Finding the Balance with Food in the Classroom
November 2011
The Tender Foodie.com
Parents: How to Talk “Turkey” and Food Allergies during Thanksgiving
November 2011
The Tender Foodie.com
Tips to Help Your Food Allergic Child “Belong” during the Holidays
September 2011
The Tender Foodie.com
How Can Parents Feel Less Stress with a Food Allergic Child at School?
September 2011
Sensoryflow.com
Interview: Melanie Potock and Happy Mealtimes
2011 May/June Issue
Autism Asperger’s Digest
Recommended in Connecting Through Cooking
“Try Dancing in the Kitchen to extend that social time together”
May 2011
Sensoryflow.com
Happy Mealtime Advice from Melanie Potock
Winter 2011
Colorado Parent
7 Good Habits to Establish Before Baby Arrives
2011 March/April Issue
Autism Asperger’s Digest
Happy Mouths, Happy Meals
“check out …Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids”
December 13, 2010
Denver’s Channel 2 KWGN
Reducing Your Child’s Holiday Mealtime Stress
November 22, 2010
Daily Camera
5 Questions for Melanie Potock
December 2011
The Tender Foodie.com
The 12 Days of Christmas: Part 1
My Favorite Lunchtime Things
December 2011
The Tender Foodie.com
The 12 Days of Christmas: Part 2
Gifts for Adventurous Eating!
December 2011
The Tender Foodie.com
The 12 Days of Christmas: Part 3
Pop Nutition, Super Sprouts & Snot Hoovers