Mealtime Coaching

What is Mealtime Coaching?

Children are known for being “picky eaters,” but when food aversions, unwillingness to try new foods, tantrums, or refusal to sit at the table cause health issues and make meals stressful, it’s time to call in the experts.  At Bright Side of the Moon, we have helped dozens of children increase their food intake, expand their diets, and learn to behave appropriately during mealtime.  Our approach focuses on positive reinforcement and making mealtime relaxed and enjoyable.

How It Works

Mealtime issues can be the result of many factors. We work with you to discover the cause of the problem and take a big-picture approach to finding a solution. All of our packages begin with a comprehensive assessment to identify your concerns and create a customized plan. Our consultations are individualized to meet the needs of your family.

Can You Help My Child?

Our coaches have extensive experience with a wide range of mealtime issues, including food refusal based on type and texture, unwillingness to try new foods, lack of independence at mealtime, leaving the table, tantrums, and obsessive compulsive behavior involving food. Our packages are designed to address the needs of individuals of all ages, including those with special needs.

Mealtime Coaching Video Consultation with Customized Plan

This consultation package begins with a comprehensive online assessment of your child's eating habits and a 30-minute phone interview to discuss your concerns. The information gathered during the assessment is used to create an individualized, step-by-step mealtime plan. We will then schedule a 60-minute video consultation to review your child’s plan and provide real-time support and coaching during a meal.

Video Consultation

We work with your schedule to set up a video conference session. We are available on weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
$350

Video Consultation with Follow-Up Support

In addition to the video consultation, this package includes 5 emails of follow-up support and 4 15-minute phone calls.
$425

Comprehensive Mealtime Coaching Consultation with Customized Plan and Follow-Up Support

Our mealtime coaching consultations take place over the course of two 2-hour sessions. The first session is devoted to a detailed assessment, including a food diary and inventory, an interview to discuss your concerns, and an observation of your child eating. The information gathered during the assessment is used to create an individualized, step-by-step mealtime plan. The second session includes a review of your child’s plan and real-time support and coaching during a meal. We also provide follow-up support to assess progress and address concerns, up to 5 emails and 4 15-minute phone calls.

Video Consultation

We work with your schedule to set up video conference sessions. We are available on weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
$650

In-Home Consultation

For parents who prefer to meet with their mealtime coach in person and learn what to do in the comfort of their own home.
$775

Additional Support

For past clients who would like more coaching or want to address additional concerns, we offer hourly consultations at a rate of $125 per hour (phone or video) or $175 per hour (in-home).

*Travel reimbursement fees may apply if traveling outside of Ocean & Monmouth County, NJ

Contact Us Today

Schedule your consultation with a mealtime expert!