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Fri, Apr 19


Glen Canyon Park, San Francisco


WHO : 7-9 years olds WHAT : 6-week group series for kids with sensory based food differences with parent coaching WHERE : Glen Canyon Park, SF WHEN : Meets weekly on Fridays (3:45-5:00) rain or shine DATES: April 19th - May 31st *No session on 5/17 (Extra make up sessions: 6/14 and 6/21)

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 3:45 PM

Glen Canyon Park, San Francisco, Elk St and, Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94127, USA

About the event

Bearfoot’s Food Explorers is a feeding group beginning in April of 2024 that approaches feeding and mealtimes with a strengths-based and neurodiversity-affirming lens to help parents honor and appreciate their child’s inner experience during meals.

A hybrid group, combining nature-based group sessions  and parent coaching to promote the carryover of strategies to the home environment including:

  • Understanding the child’s sensory preferences and how they are related to mealtimes
  • Education on and bringing awareness to body signals/sensations (interoception)
  • Strategies for families to use when a child is interested in learning about a new food
  • Promotion of executive functioning skills
  • Respecting bodily autonomy and the inner experience of eating and mealtimes for children
  • This group is the best fit for kiddos who are meeting nutritional needs or are supplementing them through physician recommendations

This group is NOT:

  • Going to use strategies to undermine your child’s autonomy and choice around engaging with food
  • Just an experience for the child
  • Going to focus on increasing the foods your child will eat

This group IS about: 

  • Learning to listen to “no” and look out for signs kids are masking their authentic self
  • Helping prioritize the caregiver-child relationship and support parents through parent coaching
  • Helping families find strategies to make mealtimes work for them and their child


  • This group is the best fit for kiddos who are meeting nutritional needs or are supplementing them through physician recommendations


  • Meets Fridays at 3:45-5:00 pm in Glen Canyon Park San Francisco, rain or shine!
  • 7-9 year olds
  • 6-week series: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/24, 5/31     
    • No group on 5/17
    • Make up days on 6/14 and 6/21
  • Group limited to 6 kids (minimum 3 kids for group to run)
  • $997 for 6 weeks
  • 30 minute intake call to get to know your kid, find out what’s going well and where you feel like you need more support!
  • Weekly learning topics in a video format and workbook guide to educate you on foundations and strategies to support your child during mealtimes (participation required)
  • Two 45-minute group parent coaching sessions
  • 30 minute call at end of group to discuss recommendations and
  • Led by a skilled occupational therapist

A current (less than 12 months) OT evaluation is required to participate in group. If you don't have one, we will complete an abbreviated evaluation for an additional $300. You may register for group and then complete the evaluation after registration. 



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