Confidently Implement Positive Strategies in Your Work with Families

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 an interactive, case study inclusive and evidence-based workshop series where you will learn the essentials of good food parenting. Incorporate this into your practice and teach families the skill sets and strategies they need 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. 

Presentations and interactions delivered and recorded on Zoom. The four, 2-hour sessions can be viewed at your leisure, 24/7. Discussion, references, and handouts included.

Interactive Workshop - Program Cost: $247

Course content was previously recorded.

NOTE: Approved by CDR for 8 CEUs through June 2018. Certificate of participation available upon completion.

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Positive Strategies

Confidently implement positive food parenting strategies that work with families.

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Identify Roadblocks

Identify counter-productive feeding and work with families to improve food parenting.

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Manage Food Dynamics

Effectively manage difficult food dynamics & parenting challenges while offering creative solutions.

Performance Indicators & Learning Objectives:

4.1 Demonstrates sound professional judgment and strategic thinking in practice. 

4.2 Reflects, integrates and evaluates using critical thinking when faced with problems, issues and challenges. 

8.3 Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining and enhancing knowledge. 

9.4 Teaches, guides and instructs a variety of individuals, groups or populations. 

9.6 Uses effective counseling and coaching skills and strategies in practice 

12.1 Advocates for health and disease prevention in the community and population 

12.2 Assesses the need to develop and implement community or population health programs and/or intervention.


Objectives for Food Parenting PRO: 

1. Confidently implement positive food parenting strategies that work with families. 

2. Identify counter-productive food parenting and work with families to improve food parenting. 

3. Effectively manage difficult feeding dynamics and parenting challenges, offering creative solutions that help children eat better and develop a healthy relationship with food. 


Detailed Schedule:

Food Parenting PRO Session 1 

Overview: Feeding Styles & Feeding that Works: 60 minutes 

Case Study: 15 minutes 

Discussion/Questions: 45 minutes 

Total time: 2 hours 


Food Parenting PRO Session 2

Overview: Feeding Practices: Coercive Control: 60 minutes 

Case Study: 15 minutes 

Discussion/Questions: 45 minutes 

Total time: 2 hours 

Food Parenting PRO Session 3

Overview: Structure: Boundaries, Reasonable Choice, Consequences: 60 minutes 

Case Study: 15 minutes 

Discussion/Questions: 45 minutes 

Total time: 2 hours 

 Food Parenting PRO Session 4

Overview: Parent Monitoring & Encouraging Autonomy: 60 minutes 

Case Study: 15 minutes 

Discussion/Questions: 45 minutes 

Total time: 2 hours