If you follow me on facebook you may be familiar with the after school snacks we do for Zane. I've gotten lots of questions, comments and positive encouragement about them. So I thought I'd share a bit more with you here.
The proof that it's working? Well he has gained weight! He is eating things he would have never eaten before. He is eating food combinations and talking about them and enjoying his food experience (we referenced the animated movie Ratatouille in a discussion about flavor combinations during snack time one day). Even his attitude is different. You see Zane suffers from anxiety among other issues. I've noticed some very positive differences in his attitude since we have started these snacks. Like it's his little special thing. One afternoon I was still putting his crackers in the container and had not put it on the table yet...when he walked in and he didn't see it on the table his whole demeanor changed. He was a different child and was difficult all the rest of the day. It was like I had forgot about him in his mind.
Whatever the reason...it works for us. On many levels. And I hope our story helps you;)