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FOOD SCHOOL GROUP THERAPY PROGRAMME

Our recent post Food School questionnaire, completed by parents attending the programme with their children, highlighted the following: they all found the course beneficial, they felt the course was good value for money and would recommend it to their friends. The children enjoyed the course and tasted new food. All parents felt that their own and their child’s stress levels were reduced at mealtimes. The parents also felt more able to introduce new foods into their child’s diet after completing the course.

Our Food School Programme enables opportunities for the children to watch and learn from each other and share in the food fun together. We find children often encourage each other to progress along the steps to eating whilst working in a group. Parents also find that meeting other parents who are experiencing similar difficulties around mealtimes can be very beneficial, as it enables opportunities to share experiences and support one another.

The group session fees include therapy input from the Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and two Therapy Assistants as well as advice from the Dietician. A registered first aid trainer also teaches parents how to deal with choking.

We are flexible where we run the courses so we can fit in with parent’s needs. Our main criteria being the venue is compatible with our 5-star food hygiene rating. We will consider running a course at your child’s school, if we think this would be appropriate following discussion with yourself and the school.

Course Title: Saturday Food School Group Therapy Programme (11 weeks)
Location: St Francis of Assisi Church, Church Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6QJ
Dates: Starts Saturday 06 January 2021 at 10.30am FULLY BOOKED
Next Available Date: Saturday 10th April 2021 at 10.30
This will be a 11-week programme for children who find trying new food challenging resulting in them having a limited range of foods in their diet. Therapists work with the children introducing tastes and textures and provide parents with practical strategies to implement at home. 
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Course Title: Tuesday Food School Group Therapy Programme (11 weeks)
Location: Greenwood United reformed church, Watford Road, St Albans AL2 3HG
Dates: Starts Tuesday 12th January 2021 at 4.30pm
Next Available Date: Tuesday 12th January 2021 at 4.30pm
This will be a 11-week programme for children who find trying new food challenging resulting in them having a limited range of foods in their diet. Therapists work with the children introducing tastes and textures and provide parents with practical strategies to implement at home. 
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Mini Munchers – TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

Mini Munchers is for fussy eater toddlers aged 2-4. Run by an Occupational Therapist and a Therapy Assistant. Children will be encouraged to explore food using all their senses. The focus is on making food fun through play.

All activities will involve food and be based around a food theme each week.

Parents will need to stay with their child and be responsible for them. Parents will be given a “top tip” each week to incorporate into meal times at home. Parents can also take home a different recipe each week which incorporates a food from the chosen theme.

If your child has an allergy please discuss this with Jacqueline in advance.

Course Title: Mini Munchers (6 weeks)
Location: Howlands Baptist Church, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 4RW
Dates: Starts Friday 10th January at 10am
Next Available Date: Friday 10th January at 10am
Mini Munchers is aimed at 2-4 year olds. The play focused session encourages children to explore foods using all their senses. Our Occupational Therapist guides parents on how to introduce new foods and increase food range at their child’s pace. Parents are provided with a weekly top tip and a recipe for home. The programme runs in 6 week blocks term time only.
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ZOOM SESSIONS 

Jacqueline can offer zoom sessions for advice to parents who feel confident to implement ideas themselves and do not live within a reasonable traveling distance. Zoom therapy sessions are also available to older children who are very motivated to change. Prior to arranging a zoom session all parents are offered a phone consultation and need to complete a  pre-assessment form.  Contact Jacqueline at jacqueline@magnificentmunchers.com