Weekly group coaching calls
Have you ever had a DIY fail? I have! That's why this is not a DIY course! I will be checking in with you weekly for 6 weeks on live group video coaching calls to answer your questions so that you don't get stuck anywhere in your journey to peaceful family meals.
Members-only private community
Our closed members-only Facebook group allows you ask questions, share frustrations and celebrate successes as you journey towards raising a happy, competent and intuitive eater. Your instructor will monitor and contribute to this group as well.
A seventh BONUS section is included for you to learn about two other areas of picky eating and nutrition: fuelling a picky child athlete (led by expert sport dietitian, Cara Kasdorf) and the picky plant-based eater (from yours truly!)
Move from chaos to calm at mealtimes and start enjoying feeding your child again!
Your child would eat a variety of foods, instead of what seems like a diet of crackers and bread?
You could enjoy pleasant family mealtimes, instead of wishing it was over before it started?
You only cooked ONE meal that everyone ate, instead of catering to individual requests?
You had confidence your child was getting all the nutrients required for growth, instead of worrying about his or her health?
You knew how to talk about food to your child in a positive way, instead of worrying about "messing up" your child's relationship with food?
You would feel confident knowing that you have a proven strategy in place; no more second guessing about what works.
You would feel calm, cool and collected at mealtimes, able to have a conversation with your family members instead of begging your child to take just one more bite.
You would sleep well at night, knowing that your child is growing in the way he or she is meant to grow and not missing out on any nutrients.
You would drive your child off to work, college or university someday knowing that you did everything you could to raise a competent, intuitive eater who enjoys eating and has a good relationship with food.
This 6-week course has 6 modules or units (plus an introduction and bonus section). Each module has 5 lessons with accompanying 5-10 minute videos and a workbook with all the content, action-oriented strategies, activities, checklists, reflections and printables to keep you on track and make this as simple as possible.
Think of each week as a step that you will take to ultimately lead you to having a positive food strategy in your home that works for you and your children.
You have a picky eater and do not want to use force, pressure, bribery or bartering to start to turn picky eating around
You are willing to consistently implement strategies, even it feels more challenging before it gets easier
You like an easy-to-digest, step-by-step plan that is simple to move through on your own or with your parenting partner
You want your child to grow up with a good relationship with food
You are willing to trust your child throughout the process!
You have realistic expectations when it comes to your child's eating potential, which does not include 3 perfectly balanced meals every day.
Step 1: The Parenting Strategy
This is where you will gain clarity around the many factors that influence your child's food intake and eating behaviour. We will look at child-factors, parent-factors (including your own relationship with food and family food history/culture), and societal factors. This work provides clarity around root causes, which informs next steps.
Step 2: The Feeding Strategy
Here we will build the foundation for exactly HOW to feed children using a positive parenting model. You will learn the difference between your job vs. your child's job in feeding and how to finally put an end to your mealtime battles including dealing with the restless child, the "eww, yuck!" child, the "I want a snack" child and many more!
Step 3: The Learning Strategy
Now we will focus our attention on how we can create an environment conducive to learning to like new foods from a family-based approach. Whether at the table, at play or in the kitchen, you will have lists with age-appropriate ideas on how to nurture your learning eater in a fun and engaging way.
Step 4: The Growing Strategy
Next we will learn more about how children grow, interpreting those confusing growth charts, what 'underweight' and 'overweight' and BMI really mean, and how to talk to children about growth in a body positive way.
Step 5: The Nutrition Strategy
Only after we have established the first 4 steps, will we take a look at nutrition. The "how" of feeding comes before the "what" of feeding. Here you will learn about common nutrients of concern for picky eaters and foods that provide these nutrients, as well as when to consider supplements and how to choose the right ones.
Step 6: The Happy Eater Strategy
Finally, we will pull all the steps together to look at how we raise intuitive eaters, including managing high rewards foods, dealing with travel and holidays and some tips and tricks around meal planning to keep your weekdays sane and civil!
Can't make the live group call? No worries! You can email your question(s) in advance to get answered on the call and then watch the replay which will be uploaded within 48 hours.
A realistic approach
Trust around food
How long will it take before I see results and my child is eating better?
This is dependent on so many factors. It is impossible to predict how long it will take! Most families will start to see initial progress as soon as they start to lovingly, but firmly and with consistency, implement the course strategies at home. Your child's initial progress might look like your son sitting at the table for 10 minutes or your daughter no longer screaming "yuck" at dinner. I CAN'T guarantee that your child will eat 'x' amount of vegetables by the end of the course. I CAN guarantee that you will have the tools you need to move from a state of chaos to calm at mealtimes and explore and talk about food in a positive way that will set them up for a long term success as a competent and intuitive eater.
How long do I have access to the course materials?
You will have full access to the course materials and private Facebook community group for 1 year starting from the course start date. The course workbooks and handouts are all downloadable and can be saved or printed for future reference.
What age is this course geared towards?
The strategies in this course are designed for children as young as 1 or 2 years up to about 9 or 10 years of age. (Please note that transitioning to solids is not covered in this class.)
What is the weekly time commitment for the course?
I know you're busy! I've designed this course for you! There are 3-5 pre-recorded video lessons every week that are on average ~5-10 minutes in length with some simple reflections. Plan to set aside 5 x 15 minute blocks OR do all the lessons at once in just over an hour. Once a week there is also a 1 hour live coaching call that you can attend live or pre-submit a question and listen to the recording later.
Is this course only for moms?
Absolutely not! We have designed this course so that you and your parenting partner can listen to the videos, complete the activities and participate in the live calls. My experience from working with hundreds of families shows me that when both parenting partners hear the strategies directly from me, there is greater success in implementing them and quicker results.
Is this course covered by my health insurance?
Many extended health insurance benefit plans have coverage for the services of a Registered Dietitian. You need to inquire with your individual benefits plan provider. If you need an official receipt, simply ask and we will forward that to you ASAP.
This course is valued at over $1,440!
- 6 hours of live coaching by a registered dietitian + 30 pre-recorded teaching videos ($990)
- 100+ pages of "forever yours" downloadable & printable content from workbooks and handouts ($250)
- Private online community support ($100)
- Bonus content ($100)
A summer BONUS offer and savings code will be offered to those on the waitlist ONLY, so don't forget to sign up!