Originally Posted by Liquesce
: I went through a phase as a kid where I would eat literally nothing but hot dogs, sliced, with ketchup. *Except* for my aunt (my daycare provider for a few years). To me her food -- in all it's same-as-what-my-parents-ate variety -- was borderline magical. Different environments sometimes just lead to different responses.
We have a lot of fun with this one around here! Owen goes to feeding therapy once a week. His OT is WONDERFUL with him and is helping him soooo much. We love her and won't be giving her up for anything.
A couple weeks ago she got Owen to drink blueberry pomegranate juice. Uhhh.... whatever happened to water and OJ being the only things he would drink?!? LOL! He did the same thing with lemonade- sucked down 2 cups for her. We went to the store and got lemonade and.... he gagged and spit it out at home
But he does something similar at daycare. He absolutely refuses to eat the lunch at daycare. No matter what it is, he will not touch it. He *may* eat a slice of bread, depending on what it looks like and whether the stars are aligned properly that day
And it's not just their food. I've brought food from home, that we KNOW he loves, and serve it to him (same plates the daycare uses) in place of their lunch. He WILL. NOT. TOUCH. IT. Food we know he likes. Different setting, different people, different plates.... he won't eat it. He will happily gobble down the snack (usually apples or bananas or crackers of some sort) at daycare though
: They've even gotten him to eat a couple new foods at snack time! But he won't touch his lunch.
His OT and I are working on this but, needless to say, it's frustrating! His OT's theory on eating things for her and not for me is that he needs his environment knocked upside down. So we eat in different places (outside now), use different plates/cups, etc. Anything we can do to get him out of his routine at home (which, with an autistic child, isn't easy to do!!).
Originally Posted by arwenevenstar
Sorry to hijack this thread, but Steph I would be really interested in knowing more about sensory food issues. i might cross post this.
I don't want to de-rail this thread but I'll try and get a post up about sensory food issues today sometime.