Feeding Team for Picky Eaters


Our feeding team consultations are done by a dietitian and occupational therapist together.  

We can help you if your children

  • Control mealtimes 

  • Demand separate meals from what the family is eating

  • Have limited variety of foods in their diet

  • Dislike certain textures

  • Refuse to try new foods

  • Who are tube fed or dependent on nutritional drinks

  • Developmental delays or autism spectrum disorder

  • Require distractions, bribes, or excessive encouragement to eat

  • Gag, cough, or choke when eating

  • Have limited solid food intake


The Feeding Team Starter Package Includes

  • First visit & Initial assessment (75 minutes)

  • Personalized Feeding Plan (PDF to take home)

  • Second visit: 60 minutes to answer your our questions about feeding plan and to get feedback on how well you're implementing it

*Additional Follow-Up or Feeding Therapy Sessions can be booked for $160 (60 minutes). Families must have already booked the Starter Package 

Payment is at the appointment.  We accept debit and credit card. Many extended health care plans cover Registered Dietitian and Occupational Therapy services.  Contact your extended health care provider to see if they cover these services or if your plan includes an “expense account” that can be used to cover these services from registered health care providers.  We do not do direct billing, however, we will provide you with a receipt that can be submitted to your provider for reimbursement.  Dietitian and Occupational Therapy services may be claimed as a medical expense on your income tax. 


We also accept At Home Program Funding and Autism Funding (AFU).  We are not covered by MSP.



What to expect

Your initial appointment will consist of a meeting with both a dietitian and occupational therapist. We will

  • Learn about all the struggles you're facing and your goals for feeding

  • Observe your child eat their favourite and non preferred foods

  • Prepare a plan that will help you move towards your goal.  

A follow up appointment will be booked within 2 weeks with one of our clinicians. This is included in the package.  We will

  • Celebrate your progress

  • Problem solve all the obstacles

  • Provide you with a detailed personalized plan with step by step instructions on how to change your child's feeding behaviour.  We've got you!

You can book additional follow up appointments any time you want.  

What To Bring To Your Appointment

  1. Photo of child where they typically eat meals at home (include front and side profile)

  2. 2-3 min video of child eating: try to do this so your child isn’t aware they’re being filmed so it’s an accurate representation of typical behaviour at meals

  3. Foods for feeding observation: bring 2-3 preferred foods and 2-3 non preferred foods.  We can store food in the fridge/freezer or warm up in the microwave if required

  4. Any reports that might be relevant (ie. growth history or therapy reports)

  5. List of any medications or supplements your child takes - please include brand and dosage (you may take photo of bottles to show us)​


Note: We have a high chair and utensils/plates, however, if your child prefers or struggles with a particular product you use, please bring it to the appointment.


Please avoid giving your child anything to eat (besides water) within 1.5 hours of your appointment so we can see them eat.


Kids Clinic strives to provide exceptional care to our clients and their families. We aim to provide care in ways that best meet your needs and schedules. However, missed clinic appointments and frequent cancellations do impact our ability to provide quality services.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call or email us at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations or missed appointments with less than 24 hours’ notice will result in a charge of 50% of the appointment fee.


Contact Us

The Kids Clinic
906 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC

V5V 3C4

Tel: 604.370.4101

Fax: 604.370.4102

Street parking available

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