I’m also a Registered Dietitian with a BSc and MSc in nutrition and have operated First Step Nutrition for over 13 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’m also co-creator of the International Picky Eating Network where I coach other health professionals in best practices in working with picky eaters
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!
VIP ONLY: Two 1:1 calls & a 3-day diet record review with the dietitian. This is where I can provide individual coaching for your specific family.
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!
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.
Your child is a problem feeder with extreme oral motor or sensory challenges. These children may benefit more from an in-person multidisciplinary responsive team feeding program. If you’re not sure if this describes your child, ask me ([email protected])
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!
AND if you choose the VIP option, you will get a 3-day diet record analysis and recommendations for your child and two 1:1 video or phone calls with the dietitian.
The video content includes 24 short (2-15 minutes) recorded videos that you can watch (and re-watch!) anytime during your 6-month membership. So about 3 hours work of total recorded content.
You can interact in the Facebook group as much as you want.
The changes you will be implementing are 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 a 3 hours of time commitment 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 services provided by a dietitian in Alberta, Canada.
Even if you don’t have benefits – what is it worth to you to get rid of short-order cook syndrome, end dinner time battles, and raise your kids to have a healthy relationship with food? Priceless!
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.
And if you choose the VIP option, we will connect by phone or video call at the beginning and again at the end of your 6-month membership, to work through personal challenges or roadblocks (or just celebrate your amazing changes!)
What happens if you continue to fight with your kids to eat?
Any battles over food, are harmful to your whole family.
Especially if your child has an undiagnosed and treated oral or sensory issue – the picky eating will likely not just go away on its own with age. Only half of picky eaters recover without support.
In the end, the End Picky Eating method will save you countless hours of fighting with your kids at the table, worry and stress. And it will help establish a healthy relationship with food (and each other!) for your whole family.
Maybe you had parents that forced you to finish your dinner, bribed you with dessert or made you eat your broccoli. And can see the negative consequences today: you still finish your plate (even if you’re full), you have a sweet tooth, and you still hate broccoli!
That goes to show how important establishing this “relationship” with food is at a young age. It will lead to less disordered eating, weight struggles, emotional eating issues….and to the pure love of food without all of these hangups! You want this for your kids, right?! Me too.