Anxious Eaters - Anxious Mealtimes Overview

Anxious Eaters/Anxious Mealtimes is a two hour presentation for parents and professionals. The same class is given each month so participants can come to this free class as often as they wish. This presentation focuses on anxious eaters who eat very narrow diets, often with few food groups, certain brands, and certain textures or colors. Parents may find it really difficult to change the presentation or the variety of foods offered. These children may have anxiety disorders, sensory or autism spectrum disorders, OCD issues or food “neophobias”. There will be discussion on strategies to increase comfort and help expand the diet and food enjoyment and reduce overall mealtime stress.

Parents and professionals are both welcome at this free class. It is offered the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, or to sign up for a class in advance, please contact Lorna at 520 829 9635 or lorna@mealtimeconnections.com.

Check the calendar for upcoming events.

For helpful information, please watch Marsha Dunn Klein's interview on CTV News in Edmonton.

CTV News Interview with Marsha Dunn Klein

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