"Mealtime Monsters" Group for Picky Eaters & Kids with Limited Diets

Does your child only eat blueberry waffles from Trader Joes? Or pasta that's not too hard or not too soft without any sauce? Does your child gag when smelling a new food? Or when a vegetable is on the plate? Does your child refuse to touch a squishy peach? Or spit out a bite of yogurt because of a tiny piece of strawberry?

Mealtime Monsters is a six-week group designed for children with limited diets (less than 20 foods) due to sensory processing deficits (taste, texture, temperature, smell). Through playful interaction with food while maintaining a regulated state, children will learn that eating can actually be fun! Mealtime Monsters incorporates socialization with peers during mealtime to facilitate interpersonal connection. Each group session will also include:

  • Movement-based activity
  • Hands-on snack
  • Parent feedback
  • Weekly home recommendations

Note: This group is for kids ages three to five years old. 


While there are no sessions currently scheduled, please check back often to learn about upcoming dates. We are aiming to start this group in March 2017 on Thursdays (for six consecutive weeks) from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at The Center Connection, 1021 East Walnut Street, Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91106. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated. To view and download a flyer, please click here.


The cost for this group is $75 per session or $400 for all 6 sessions.  For more information, contact Dr. Jaime Chavas

ABOUT CFC GROUPS: The Center for Connection is based in Pasadena, California, and offers parenting classes and study groups for educators and professionals. We also provide various groups for kids to teach them tools to be successful in self-regulation and in the social world. Click here to learn more about our other groups.