Group Feeding Program: Making Mealtimes Joyful, Not Stressful

Ever found yourself at the end of a mealtime with your child, filled with frustration instead of food? Are your shared meals more akin to a stress marathon than a joyful family time? You’re not alone, and with Allay Occupational Therapy Foodies Program, you don’t have to struggle alone.

Join our Foodies Group:

  • A group for pre-schoolers, 3-5 year olds
  • A group for early primary, 5-7 year olds
  • Facilitated by experienced Occupational Therapists in Geelong

We understand the challenges many parents face when it comes to feeding their children. Our goal is to turn mealtime from a stressful event into a fun, bonding experience for you and your child. At Allay OT, we’ve designed a play-based feeding program built upon the Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) approach, aimed at fostering a healthy relationship with food for you and your child, and creating peaceful, productive mealtimes at home.

Our Foodies Program will help assess and address the various factors contributing to your child’s feeding difficulties, including sensory, motor, oral, cognitive, medical, and nutritional aspects. Our caring therapists work closely with your child, taking a play-based approach to gradually increase their comfort and confidence with food, ultimately cultivating positive eating habits.

If your child shows any of the following signs, it may be time to consider our Feeding Therapy Program:

  • Limited food preferences or aversions to specific colors or textures
  • Constant bloating, difficulty in chewing or swallowing
  • Prolonged meal durations, discomfort, crying, or distress during meals
  • Spitting out food, choking, vomiting, or gagging while eating
  • Challenges in transitioning to solid foods or using utensils appropriately



    In the Program you will have:

    • Assessment and understanding a child’s food or feeding difficulties
    • Skill building through the SOS Approach
    • Parent education and support

    If you’re ready for a positive, enjoyable shift in your child’s eating and family’s mealtimes, join our Foodies Group today.