Fun With Food

The Fun With Food programme originated from a need to develop more efficient and more effective services for children with disabilities who had an aversion to oral feeding.

The aims are to desensitise the child to food smells and textures, to help prepare the child for eating and to assist in developing a positive attitude to food.

The Fun With Food programme was introduced into Broadmeadow School during the summer term 2013 following a whole school training event delivered by two Speech and Language Therapists. It had become apparent over the years that many pupils had complex issues relating to eating, drinking and swallowing that needed addressing.

The Fun With Food programme offered various ways of implementing different strategies in order to facilitate and meet the needs of pupils identified with severe issues in these areas.