Course curriculum

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    Food S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S: Stretching from Familiar

    • Please read and agree to GPI terms before starting this course

    • Full Description & Objectives: Food S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S: Stretching from Familiar

    • Food S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S Handouts

    • Watch: Food S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S: Stretching from Familiar

    • Quiz: Food Stretches: Stretching from Familiar


  • Define Food S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S in the context of infant and child feeding

  • Describe practical S-T-R-E-T-C-H strategies to help children progress from familiar to new liquids, solids, textures and flavors, one feeder to another (and more)

  • Describe practical strategies to S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S from dependent feeding to independent self- feeding

  • Describe ways to help therapy strategies bridge to home

  • Describe practical approaches to support parents with S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S

Course Description

A s-t-r-e-t-c-h is a new food trying technique that helps a child learn to enjoy a new food or food property in tiny steps starting from a familiar food or food property.  You s-t-r-e-t-c-h from “familiar,” something the child knows and likes. We use stretches to build confidence. This webinar will help participants strategize ways to help parents start with a familiar drink or solid and transition to a new food or food group while learning to be confident with a new one, to stretch from wet foods to dry and vice versa, to stretch from only one feeder to another, or from one vitamin or medicine to another and more. The focus is on practical and compassionate strategies that WORK for parents!  

CEU Info

Certificates will be issued verifying participation in 1.75 hours of continuing education once full attendance has been verified. Please allow 3-4 weeks for certificates to be sent. Check with your professional organizations licensing bodies to determine exactly what may be accepted for you. This course is eligible for ASHA’s professional development hour requirements. You will not require ASHA pre-approval for this. See here [] for more information. This course is eligible for AOTA credits. Please check your state’s guidelines for specific information about this continuing education activity may apply to your state’s CEU guidelines.


This intermediate level course is appropriate for OTs, SLPs, PTs, assistants, educators, early intervention providers, parents/caregivers, and other professionals (social workers, nurses, registered dietitians, etc.) working with children with feeding challenges. Please contact us at  with any needs regarding accommodations.


Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $10 fee. We are unable to give refunds if more than 10% of the course has been viewed. If the Get Permission Institute should need to remove course content for any reason, course fees will be refunded or transferred to another course at the discretion of the participant.