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Establishing Realistic Food Progressions for the Most Challenging Eaters

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Becky Miksic, OTR/L, T-NLP, T-TET, CHt


Establishing Realistic Food Progressions for the Most Challenging Eaters

Do you have clients on the white diet of milk, yogurt, bread, cheese, and crackers? How do you progress them to more complex textures like meat or spaghetti with sauce without scaring them? The answer is with effective food progression broken down into manageable steps. This 2-hour webinar teaches strategies to develop food progressions and provides handouts and assisted practice developing food progressions to help children eat common foods. This course is included with the Early Childhood Webinar Package.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize when a baby is ready to start eating purees as well as progress to slightly textured foods, dissolving hard solids, single texture soft mashables, and mixed textured soft mashables/Stage 3 foods.
  2. Identify developmentally appropriate strategies to assist babies in transitioning to more textured foods.
  3. Ascertain why it is important to know a child’s approximate gross motor skill level and oral motor skill level before creating a food progression.
  4. Distinguish useful strategies to assist picky eaters in learning to eat spaghetti with marinara sauce.
  5. Identify appropriate strategies to help picky eaters progress to eating chicken breasts.

Course Information

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention, and Category 1, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Photo of Sensational Brain Speaker Becky Miksic

Becky Miksic, OTR/L, T-NLP, T-TET, CHt, has been supporting families to progress their children’s eating since 2002.  She has worked in a variety of settings and has helped countless children to expand their food repertoire as well as transitioned tube fed children to oral feedings. Her company, End Picky Eating, focuses on home-based feeding therapy, remote consultations, and education for parents and professionals through webinars and live classes. To view Becky’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Becky receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC. She is the owner of Child Success Solutions Inc. DBA End Picky Eating and the author of End Picky Eating: Transforming picky eaters into successful eaters so you can go anywhere & know your child will eat.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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