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Free downloads that make feeding kids so much easier!

Melanie’s tools for parents & professionals

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SOCIAL STORY TEMPLATE TO HELP HESITANT EATERS TRY NEW FOODS

Use Coach Mel’s Social Story Template to help your picky eater try new foods!
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3 DAY FOOD DIARY

Pediatric Nutrition for Parents & Professionals, is a hit! Sarah Moran, RDN, offers 2 hours of information with Coach Mel.
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NUTRITION GUIDELINES BY AGE

Melanie’s latest video course, Pediatric Nutrition for Parents & Professionals, is taught with Sarah Moran, RDN.
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FOOD ADVENTURE MAP GAME INSTRUCTIONS

How to use the Food Adventure Map to encourage kids to try new foods!
Food Adventures Map

FOOD ADVENTURE MAP GAME

How to use the Food Adventure Map to encourage kids to try new foods!
Food Adventures Map

FOOD ADVENTURE CARDS GAME

How to use the Food Adventure Map to encourage kids to try new foods!
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FOOD ADVENTURE MATCHING CARDS GAME INSTRUCTIONS

How to use the Food Adventure Matching Cards to encourage kids to try new foods!
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FOOD ADVENTURE MATCHING CARDS MAP

How to use the Food Adventure Matching Cards to encourage kids to try new foods!
Food Adventures cards by StacyMooreStudio

FOOD ADVENTURE MATCHING CARDS GAME

How to use the Food Adventure Map to encourage kids to try new foods!

FEEDING SCHEDULE FOR TODDLERS & OLDER KIDS TOO!

Help kids try new foods by ensuring that they come to the table hungry. Download this free chart to learn more about eating times versus growing times.

TEACH BABY TO DRINK FROM A STRAW

Even 6-month-olds can learn to drink from a straw. Check out Coach Mel’s step by step instructions on how to teach kids to straw-drink and watch the video in The Picky Eater Course. Wondering about about teaching a little one how to drink from an open cup (without spilling everywhere)? This is in The Picky Eater Course too!

KITCHEN CLOSED

To help kids understand the feeding schedule with predictable times for eating and breaks for other activities, post this “Kitchen Closed” sign. To learn more about technique subscribe to our premium content

GREEN DRAGON SMOOTHIE

The “Green Dragon Smoothie” is an absolute FAVORITE recipe at the Doctor Yum Project and a great way to get you kids to love greens. It’s full of great tropical flavors and tons of FIBER.

YUM SCORE

Check out our Yum Score to help kids practice tasting food. The Yum Score can be printed on colorful paper, cut and laminated into strips and doubles also as a great bookmark! Use it to encourage kids to talk about how they enjoy food.

EXPOSURE CHART

Research clearly shows that exposing your child to a variety of foods is key to raising an adventurous eater and overcoming picky eating. Melanie uses this chart with the families that she coaches to ensure that “learning foods” show up on the child’s just as often as preferred foods. Download your free copy here. Read the article that Melanie wrote for The American Speech Language Hearing Association on how to use this chart.