Taking Steps to Overcome Restrictive Eating and Transform Mealtimes: Resources & Handouts

Presented by Lauren Hershfield (OT), Elise Fairey (RD); The Feeding Group

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Wednesdays, May 22-June 19, 2024

Slides and Handout

The presentation slides and handout will be uploaded on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.


During the sessions, additional resources shared will be posted here.

Workshop details

This online parenting group will teach parents and caregivers how to best support their child with restrictive eating, facilitate positive food interactions, and work towards expanding their diet and less stressful mealtimes.

This program will teach you to:

  • Gain an understanding of what factors can cause restrictive eating, and how to best understand your child’s eating behaviors
  • Learn ways to increase your child’s acceptance level and comfort with new food
  • Identify and address challenges related to food refusal and power struggles.
  • Discuss and address common nutritional deficiencies associated with restrictive eating.
  • Explore a variety of feeding strategies to encourage adventurous eating.
  • Learn about the role of sensory integration in food acceptance.
  • Learn how to manage eating challenges at school, holidays and parties
  • Build a community of support with other parents of restricted eaters to help problem solve around feeding your child

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