Picky Eating

End Picky Eating Battles Forever!

I help you ensure your kids get the right nutrients so you can stop feeling like a failure when your picky eaters don’t eat what you cook.

Hey mama, I see you

And I bet you’re struggling with…

  • Pleading with your kid just to take one bite of dinner.
  • Or maybe you’re stuck bribing your child with dessert, just to taste new food.
  • Or pureeing & ‘hiding’ vegetables in other foods, so your child will eat them.
  • You’re likely a short-order-cook making multiple meals, so your kids don’t starve or wake up hungry in the middle of the night.
  • And you worry that your child isn’t getting enough food or nutrients to be healthy.
Meal times that are full of fights, tears and stress for the whole family. You’re frustrated & have tried everything.

As a mom of 3 (& 1 former picky eater!) I get it!

I know what you really want is to:

Have a child that eats the amount of food he or she needs to grow well. 

stop to being a short-order cook, so that your family can all enjoy the same meal..

Actually enjoy mealtime with your kids and create some good family memories around the table.

Have a child that will be more likely to try new foods or eat their veggies – without you having to beg them!

Stop questioning whether you’re failing at feeding your kids.

Finally get rid of fights over food and find more PEACE around the dinner table.
Jennifer House

Hi! I’m Jen, and I can help you do all of this!

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.

Here’s What You’ll Learn

inside of “End Picky Eating”

Learn how to end the dinnertime battles!

I can help you stop cooking multiple meals without having battles at the dinner table.
Ensure your kids get the right nutrients so that you can stop worrying your kid isn’t getting a balanced diet. 
And teach your kids to try new foods so you can stop feeling like a failure. Because you’re not!!

Here’s How it Works

6 months access to:

Video Trainings

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.

Support Group

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!

Live Video Calls

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.

Sneak Peek into the content…

DIAGNOSIS

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.

IDENTIFY FEEDING ROLES

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.

TRYING NEW FOODS

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.

FUN FAMILY MEALS

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!

Registration is Now Open

Your health benefits may cover RD services, including the cost of this program!

Call your health benefits company to confirm, or email me jen@firststepnutrition.com with questions.

This program is perfect for you if…

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.

This program is not for you if…

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

How is this different from other online programs?

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!

How much time will this take?

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!

Can I claim this under my extended health benefits?

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.

Will I get 1:1 support?

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!

Registration is Now Open

Ask Yourself…

What if I continue to do what I’m currently doing?

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.

Hello Beautiful Mama!

Thanks for reading this far, I’m so glad you’re here!

I know the craziness that can come with feeling exhausted, dealing with kids who are picky AF and overwhelmed trying to get dinner on the table.

And that is why I’m here to help, every step of the way.

I can’t wait to see the peaceful relationship you will create with your children and food. Your kids are lucky to have a mom that works so hard and cares so much 🙂

Can’t wait to talk soon! XO
~ Jen