Feeding Therapy

Nurturing Growth and Enhancing Relationships with Food

Our Feeding Therapies offers specialized pediatric care, ensuring safe eating, optimal nutrition, and transforming mealtime challenges into joyful bonding experiences for children and their caregivers

Feeding therapy is a cornerstone of pediatric care, especially for children with unique challenges related to eating. PPEC Feeding Therapy is a specialized approach tailored for children who require extended attention and care. It not only focuses on the mechanics of safe eating but also fosters nutritional growth and transforms mealtime into a joyful experience for both the child and their caregivers. Our dedicated team of therapists and nutritionists collaborate closely with families, offering comprehensive evaluations and crafting customized interventions to address each child’s specific needs.

For many, PPEC Feeding Therapy is a lifeline. Here’s why:

  • Promotes Safe Eating: Minimizes risks of choking, gagging, or vomiting.
  • Encourages Nutritional Growth: Ensures children receive the vital nutrients they need.
  • Alleviates Mealtime Stress: Provides parents and caregivers with essential guidance and strategies.
  • Personalized Care: Each intervention is tailored to the child’s unique challenges and needs.
  • Empowers Families: Training sessions equip families with tools and techniques for home care.


About Food Therapy

A Culinary Journey to Wellness

Feeding therapy extends beyond merely instructing a child how to consume food. This unique therapeutic method strives to transform mealtimes into pleasurable experiences for both youngster and their loved ones. At UNIKE PPEC, our trained feeding therapists focus on alleviating any physical or psychological barriers that may hamper a child’s ability to eat comfortably.

We understand your kid’s specific difficulties with eating. Almost one-fifth of all kids encounter some form of eating issue before they reach seven years old. Half will outgrow these problems with time, but others need external assistance from skilled professionals. Our specialists typically conduct therapeutic sessions where they employ various techniques tailored for your child after understanding their precise challenges related to consuming food.

About Food Therapy
Nourishing Growth and Building Bonds

The Benefits

Nourishing Growth and Building Bonds

Involving kids actively during mealtime prep might seem like a small change, but it carries immense potential to stimulate curiosity about nourishing dishes they usually avoid. Our strategies aim to address concerns such as problematic feeding behaviors and stoking interest in balanced nutrition that every growing child requires.

We believe meal times should be joyous occasions where family bonds strengthen over shared plates rather than moments filled with stress and struggle due to fussy eaters or restrictive diets from certain allergies.

We work relentlessly towards achieving this ideal environment, one bite at a time. Our approach doesn’t merely look into fixing issues on the plate but also focuses on building self-esteem amongst young ones, which aids them significantly beyond just mealtimes. Remember, the right choices made today hold the power to shape tomorrow’s healthful adults!

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How Food Therapy Can Help Kids

Food therapy is a lifeline for children facing various challenges related to eating. It is especially beneficial for:

  • Picky Eaters: Helping expand the variety of foods accepted.
  • Kids with Food Allergies: Safely introducing new foods and managing dietary restrictions.
  • Kids with Feeding Disorders: Addressing difficulties related to the intake of food.
  • Kids with Developmental Delays: Supporting age-appropriate feeding skills.
  • Kids with Autism: Navigating sensory and behavioral aspects of eating.
  • Kids with Cerebral Palsy: Enhancing oral motor skills for improved feeding.
  • Kids with Down Syndrome: Addressing unique nutritional needs and challenges.
  • Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders: Managing sensitivities that impact eating.
  • Kids with Oral Motor Delays: Focusing on strengthening oral motor muscles.
  • Kids with Medical Conditions Affecting Eating: Tailoring interventions to medical needs.

If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey, we invite you to explore how food therapy at UNIKE PPEC can make a difference in your child’s life. Contact us today to take the first step toward nurturing healthy futures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Comprehensive Guide

PPEC Feeding Therapy is a specialized pediatric program designed to address feeding challenges in children. It combines techniques and strategies to promote safe eating, optimal nutrition, and enjoyable mealtime experiences.

While traditional feeding therapy often focuses on short-term interventions, PPEC (Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care) Feeding Therapy is designed for children who require extended and intensive care. It offers a more comprehensive, personalized approach tailored to each child’s unique needs.

Children with a variety of conditions, including premature birth-related complications, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal issues, congenital heart conditions, and behavioral or sensory disorders, can greatly benefit from this therapy.

Family involvement is crucial. Our therapists and nutritionists work closely with families, offering training sessions to equip them with tools and techniques. This ensures continuity of care and positive mealtime experiences at home.

The duration of each session can vary based on the child’s specific needs. However, given its extended care nature, sessions might be longer than traditional therapy. It’s best to consult with a therapist for specifics.

Helping Kids Adapt Healthy Food Habits

UNIKE PPEC is committed to helping parents create a nurturing environment at home where fostering healthy eating habits comes naturally. With our experienced feeding therapy guidance, your child will develop the right balance between physical and mental well-being while learning life-long beneficial eating behaviors through joyful mealtimes with family or friends.