This module explores how trauma may impact nutrition, sensory processing, and oral motor skills necessary for mealtime success.
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Resources from the Module
Developmental Milestones and Tip Sheets
Strategies to address positioning challenges
Fun Plates/ Placemats/ Utensils to Encourage Mealtime Participation
Food Assistance Programs
WIC- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve.
SNAP- the Food Assistance Program's purpose is to end hunger and improve nutrition by providing monthly benefits to eligible low income households to help them buy the food they need for good health.
National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs- The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)- The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded, State-administered program that reimburses providers who serve free, nutritious meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas when school is not in session.
Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens