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Cindy Hooks, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC founded Chew Chew Mama for every family out there who is ready for happier, stress-free mealtimes and who wants their children to build a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating. Cindy has spent her career helping families get past feeding refusals and onto happier mealtimes. Say good bye to mealtime stress and replace it with fun at your table and healthy in your food!

Chew Chew Mama virtual programs create positive results because Cindy understands where science fails to meet the reality of being a parent who juggles a world of responsibilities and she can bridge that gap. Cindy meets families where the needs of their individual child dictates, because one size fits all feeding advice only works for cookie-cutter families and they don’t exist. Instead, she’s had the pleasure of meeting and working with hundreds of uniquely awesome parents and children.

Cindy helps families to look beyond the table for answers that they may not be seeing and she teaches you how to do so. She’ll help you search to find the “why” behind the underlying causes of frustrating feeding refusals occurring at your table. Even in the midst of a tantrum, your child’s behavioral symptoms can serve as a beacon in the chaos to explain where something has gone off track.  There is always a reason for feeding refusals that goes beyond behavior. So we’ll find those clues together and get things back on track.

What is Chew Chew Mama’s ultimate goal for her families?

To coach parents through the feeding tips and tricks used by expert feeding therapists and give them a tool box full of usable, real-life strategies that work and are rooted in the latest science and research.

Cindy’s advice for your picky eater?

Let today be the last time that you utter the frustrated words “take a bite” and join me on a journey to help your children learn to love healthy eating without stress.

 

Quotes That Make Mealtime Fun

All great change in America begins at the dinner table – Ronald Reagan

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well – Virginia Woolf

The more vegetables you eat, the more blessings you get – Abilgail Gatherum

A smiling face is half the meal – Latvian Proverb

People who love to eat are always the best people – Julia Child

A meal is the whole experience of getting together and sharing with friends. It is more than food – Jinny Fleischman

Cooking with kids in not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imaginations, empowerment, and creativity – Guy Fieri

The best dish of dinner is a good mood – Saint John Bosco

You don’t have the cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients – Julia Child

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