Workshops

Workshops are offered for agencies, daycare, preschools, moms groups, and playgroups. Please contact me if you are interested in any of the workshops listed below. I can meet with your group at your location or I offer small group workshops in my office.

Nutrition for the Growing Baby

Transition to solid food can be a happy, joyful experience! Come attend a lively discussion on feeding and nutrition for the young infant. Bring your questions and concerns. This class is for parents of infants 5 months and older. We will cover the following topics:

  • Developmental milestones as they relate to feeding your baby
  • How to listen to your infant’s hunger and satiety cues
  • Comparison of homemade and store bought baby foods
  • The importance of family meals and offering new foods multiple times
  • What are “safe” finger foods for your baby
  • How to pick a booster or high chair for your baby
  • When to introduce possible food allergens like peanut butter
  • Timing of meals, snacks and breast/formula feedings
  • When and how to introduce a cup
  • When to wean from a bottle

How to Tackle the Feeding Challenges of the Toddler and Preschool Years

Feeding challenges evolve as your child grows. Come attend a lively discussion on feeding and nutrition for the toddler/preschooler. Parents are under a lot of pressure to get feeding right. We will discuss the parenting skills and knowledge that are critical to help make mealtimes a success for you and your child. This class is for children 11 months old and older and will cover the following topics:

  • Normal feeding behaviors
  • How to stop the mealtime battles and encourage positive mealtime behaviors
  • How to create healthy attitudes towards food and eating
  • Child temperaments and feeding styles
  • How to introduce new foods
  • Meal and snack patterns and portion sizes
  • Healthy breakfast and lunch ideas for daycare or home
  • How to be responsive and build trust with your child around feeding

There will be time to exchange ideas so bring your questions and concerns.
If you are interested in attending one of these workshops contact Linda at linda@happyeaters.org or by phone at 857-636-0255.