Food Parenting PRO: An Online Workshop for Nutrition Professionals
Feeding children is one of the hardest jobs of parenthood, partly because parents may fall short on their food parenting skills. Childhood obesity, picky eating, and other nutrition challenges are influenced by food parenting. RDs who interact with families are poised to help parents deal with challenging eating behaviors and food choices when they are proficient in their knowledge of positive food parenting.
Join me for a live, interactive, case study inclusive and evidence-based workshop series beginning in June where you will learn the essentials of good food parenting. Incorporate this into your practice and teach families the skill sets and strategies for raising healthy kids. I’ll cover the evidence behind feeding styles and practices, and ways to implement positive feeding including structure and boundaries, reasonable choice and natural consequences. We dive into the role of monitoring, showcasing effective techniques, and how to build a child’s autonomy with eating—all key concepts to being a good food parent.
By the end of the workshop series, you will be proficient in your food parenting knowledge, and able to confidently implement positive strategies in your work with families. You will quickly identify negative food parenting practices and help families correct these and improve parent-child interactions. You will also be able to bring creative strategies that families can implement in the areas of structure, boundaries, choice, monitoring and nutrition education. In the end, you will bring more meaningful interactions to your work with families, offering comprehensive feeding and food parenting information.
Who Is This For?
How Is It Delivered?
Nutrition professionals who work with children and families in their practice such as school professionals, WIC, childcare or those in private practice.
Online with weekly 2-hour sessions for 4 weeks. All calls will be recorded and available to download after each session.
Sessions Begin June 6 - Program Cost: $247
This course will run from June 6 through June 27, 2017, in the afternoon EST.