The Food Therapy programme targets children who have very restricted diets due to food neophobia, a phobia of new or different foods. These children receive support through play sessions with trained members of staff in a “no-pressure” environment which hopes to reduce their anxiety and increase their interest in food. In these sessions we expose the children to different foods similar to the foods they currently eat in the hope that over time the number of foods they will tolerate and eat will increase.
Read this helpful booklet from Brookfields Food Therapy Team for more information.
Supporting children and adults with food at mealtimes over Christmas
Lydia Colios – Food Therapy Lead
Emma Patey – Food Therapy Assistant