Growth and Nutrition Program resources

Helpful materials for families with a child experiencing failure-to-thrive


Helpful websites

  • The Ellyn Satter Institute – search for parents section for great resources for the typically developing child.
  • Feeding Matters: Families – read other family stories, connect with a peer, take a feeding questionnaire, learn about the evaluation and treatment options, locate feeding services and other resources.
  • Feeding Matters: Recipes – an assortment of recipes including dairy wheat nut and/or egg free recipes.
  • Boston Medical Center’s Food Demonstration Kitchen – recipes.

Recommended Books

  • SOS Help for Parents, A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behavior Problems by Lynn Clark
  • The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five "Difficult" Types of Children by Stanley I. Greenspan and Jacqueline Salmon
  • 1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting by Thomas Phelan
  • Just Two More Bites!: Helping Picky Eaters Say Yes to Food by Linda Piette
  • Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating by Nimali Fernando MD MPH and Melanie Potock MA CCC-SLP
  • Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School by Jill Castle and‎ Maryann Jacobsen
  • It's Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating by Dina Rose

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