Collaborative OT Solutions was mentioned in the February Issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine! The article, titled Infant Nutrition: Developing Taste Preferences by Joanna Foley, RD, CLT, Vol. 24, No. 2, P. 8. Today’s Dietitian magazine is the leading news source for dietitians and nutritionists, covering topics such as diabetes management, heart health, food allergies, and weight control, as well as the latest in industry research, nutritional supplements, and special dietary needs.
Danielle Burns, MOT, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist at Collaborative OT Solutions in Chula Vista, California, says, “When introducing new foods, it’s essential to make the experience fun and playful. Kids learn best through play, and playful experiences decrease their anxiety levels. When mealtime becomes stressful, children may lose their appetite, demonstrate avoidant behaviors, and create negative memories of the presented food.”