I’m also a Registered Dietitian with a BSc and MSc in nutrition and have operated First Step Nutrition for over 12 years. I’ve authored two books, appeared on local & national media and have taken extra training in the Division of Responsibility and Sequential Oral Sensory methods of feeding.
I’ve helped hundreds of clients with feeding their families. And this is why I created the “End Picky Eating” program. To help moms like you achieve these results too!
My ultimate goal is to help make mealtimes a positive place for everyone, and set your child up to have a life-long positive relationship with food.
24 short recorded videos that you can watch anytime during the week. These videos will contain content & easy tasks & activities to help you implement & make changes.
Private group for support and accountability. If you’re struggling or have content questions, post them in this group and I will get back to you - the other mamas may have some advice too!
2 live Q&A video calls monthly with the dietitian. This is where I can provide individual coaching for your specific family, to help you problem solve during our 6 months together.
There are multiple reasons why your child is a picky eater. It’s crucial to know why your child struggles with trying new foods, so that you can provide the right solutions!
Understand children’s normal growth and appetite……..so that you can feel confident in letting your child listen to their appetite!
Learn about red flags that your child might be struggling with oral or sensory problems.
We discuss your child’s role in the Division of Responsibility: “how much” they eat.
Why pressuring, forcing, bribing, encouraging and rewarding your child to eat is not helpful and actually backfires.
We delve further into your roles in the Division of Responsibility: when and where your kids eat. Learn how to apply the “kitchen is closed” rule so that your kids actually have an appetite for meals.
We review supplements for kids: which ones are recommended for all kids and which supplements may help bridge the gap depending on which food groups your child is missing.
Special guest, Melissa (an Occupational Therapist) joins us to discuss some in-depth strategies for extreme picky eaters.
Tips to gradually expand textures and try new foods, especially for children who are sensory sensitive.
Make sure your child is seated properly at the table (it’s amazing how much this simple technique makes it easier for them to eat!).
Managing those annoying food jags – when your child wants to eat the same food at every meal.
Managing treats & how to prevent raising a sweet-tooth.
We chat table rules and conversation starters for meals. Creating family meal routines = stronger families!
How to serve food family-style and tips for smooth mealtime routines.
How to get kids involved in the kitchen, to create interest and a healthy mindset around food. We want your child to grow up to love cooking and eating all foods!
Your health benefits may cover RD services, including the cost of this program!
Call your health benefits company to confirm, or email me firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
You’d love to end the dinnertime battles. No more tears or yelling! What if the kids didn’t complain about dinner and were active participants in helping you choose and make some meals?! It’s totally possible!
You want your kids to grow up and have a healthy relationship with food, compared to many adults, who are emotional eaters. Childhood sets the foundation for how your kids will deal with food for the rest of their life.
You’re not willing to make any changes. I may ask you to do things differently! It may make you nervous, and requires putting some trust in your child.
You’re not ready to invest in improving the health of your family.
This isn’t a do-it-yourself course.
You have my personal support and a close-knit group of other moms going through the same struggles as you are.
You will be provided with in-depth learning and activities to change your health and impact your whole family.
You can’t find that on google!
Each week you will receive about 4 short (2-15 minutes) recorded videos that you can watch anytime during the week. So about 30 minutes of recorded content weekly.
You can interact in the Facebook group as much as you like.
And weekly “homework” is to be worked into your regular day-to-day schedules and won’t take extra time.
I know you’re busy! But once you get this picky eating thing under control, think of all the time you will SAVE by no ending short-order-cook syndrome and fighting with your kids.
Is about 1 hour a week for 6 weeks worth that?! Hell YES!
For most of my clients, the answer is yes.
If you have extended health benefits, I can provide a receipt that you can submit for reimbursement.
Call them to check that they cover a group coaching program with a dietitian in Alberta, Canada.
Yes, this isn’t a do-it-yourself online course.
You won’t be just a number.
I will be in our private Facebook group daily (minus most weekends and holiday), to check-in on you!
What happens if you continue to fight with your kids to eat more than they want?
Any battles over food, are harmful for your whole family. Kids who feel bad about their body and food are at 3x increased risk for binge eating, weight gain and eating disorders.
In the end, not only will this program will save you countless hours of fighting with your kids at the table, worry and stress. It will help establish a healthy relationship with food (and each other!) for your whole family.