Date(s) - March 16, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Community Place
20 Clark Street
Wooloowin QLD 4030
Help me feed my picky eater!
If you are reading this, our guess is that that feeding your kids hasn’t always been easy for you. Our bet is that you’ve had many a moment where you’ve thought at least one of these things:
- Why won’t she just eat her dinner?
- Why do I even bother? They never eat it anyway!
- He’s 8-years-old now and still won’t he eat his veggies!
- How have I found myself held to ransom by a 4-year-old and a box of chicken nuggets?
- Why does every family mealtime end up in disaster?
We know that feeding kids can be HARRRD work. We know that you want to feed your kids nourishing foods and you want them to grow to be happy and healthy humans. You’re sick and tired of mealtimes being unpleasant and stressful.
We hear you.
On Saturday 16th March 2019 in Brisbane we are giving you the opportunity to SORT THIS OUT at our Feed your Picky Eater [without going crazy] workshop.
As a response to parent feedback, this workshop has been extended to 3 hours to allow more time for discussion, questions and trouble-shooting your feeding challenges.
The workshop is suitable for parents of young children who have transitioned to solid foods right through to parents of late primary school age kids. If you are struggling with feeding your picky eater, our workshop will help. We also know that the EARLIER you set your family on a helpful feeding path, the better.
Don’t put it off. Experience has shown us that things tend to get harder, NOT easier with time if you are on struggle-street.
Picture this… You. In a room with the Kids Dig Food team and a cosy group of parents just like you. A place and time that you can dedicate to finding some REAL solutions for feeding your family in the way you have always dreamed. We promise to give you the knowledge and confidence to start your picky eater on the road to learning to like new foods, and to create more peaceful family mealtimes. Your dining table or kitchen bench will become a place of learning instead of a battle-ground. You will even walk away with your own personal PLAN (if you are ready for it!) to begin managing fussy eating in a fruitful and responsive way.
Get ready to put food battles and worries about your family’s nutrition behind you.
Onsite parking and ground-floor access
We have chosen the beautifully renovated Community Place, Wooloowin as the place where the magic happens.
The Community Place, at 20 Clark Street, Wooloowin is a bright, airy and comfortable space for us to get down to the nitty-gritty of how to feed your picky eater [without going crazy]. It’s actually an old bowls club that has been beautifully renovated and we are so excited to be hosting this workshop there for the first time. There is PLENTY of onsite/off street parking space and the workshop will be held in the ground floor space.
Limited child-minding service is available
We are thrilled to be able to offer an onsite child-minding service alongside our parent workshop. The Community Place venue at Wooloowin is wonderfully set up to cater for your kids while you focus on getting the most out of the workshop. Your children will be cared for by a qualified childcare worker and have access to fun activities in the room right next to the main workshop room. You won’t be far away if they need you! There are limited spaces for this service, so get in early if you need to bring along the kiddies.
We feed you
And not forgetting your tummies too – we provide a yummy morning tea (we are food-lovers after all!).
You’ll be supported by other parents and carers who are determined to learn how to feed their picky eaters without going crazy too.
Will the Feed your Picky Eater parent workshop help me?
Yes! If you have tried EVERYTHING to get your child to eat and you don’t know what to do next
Yes! If you dread family mealtimes
Yes! If you are sick of the battles and begging and meltdowns and arguments at dinner
Yes! If you are open-minded and ready to make changes to the way you feed your family
Yes! If you’re not sure how to get your child to accept new foods
Yes! If you have a long-term vision of your children building a healthy relationship with food for life
By the end of the workshop you will understand:
Why some kids are more fussy with food than others
Why bribes, coaxing, rewards, punishment and over-the-top praise won’t help your child eat better
How your own food history influences how you feed your kids
How children learn (about food and everything else)
What to expect from your kids at meal and snack time
What your kids need from you at meal and snack time
The tools you can use to make mealtimes work better for everyone
What to do if parents (you or your spouse/partner) are picky!
How to write your family food plan
About your presenters:
Deb Blakley & Ines Astudillo, Accredited Practicing Dietitians
Meet the Kids Dig Food team at this workshop
Deb Blakley, Ines Astudillo and Jessi Bruns are friendly and down-to-earth Accredited Practising Dietitians who believe in the right of every person to EAT HAPPY! We delight in supporting kids and grown-ups to positively and joyfully connect or reconnect with food and eating.
We believe that ALL bodies are amazing, and apply a weight-neutral, non-diet approach in supporting kids to grow into the bodies that are right for them. Kids Dig Food Dietitians are passionate about empowering parents, carers, families and educators to make decisions about nutrition and health from a place of care and consideration rather than control.
Our team is constantly building on our skills and expertise:
- All team members regularly attend ongoing training by world-renowned experts in feeding dynamics and child feeding through the Ellyn Satter Institute.
- All team members are committed to ongoing training in mindful eating practice, non-diet approach and motivational interviewing skills
- Deb has attended professional development in Engaging your Senses: Making Sense of Mealtimes workshop facilitated by Gillian Griffiths, OT and Denise Stapylton, APD
- Deb and Ines have training in SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding
We are pleased to offer private consultations in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Australia and phone and online consultations to families who can’t make it to see one of us in person. Each member of our team will provide you with a common-sense and family-focused approach to food and eating.
We are committed to supporting each and every participant to walk away from this workshop with a plan to start EATING HAPPY with your kids!
Reviews from previous participants:
Food has been such a stressful topic in our house, but the tools and information shared by Deb are the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ll be implementing the things I learned ASAP. Thanks! Michael, Mitchelton, March 2018, Workshop participant
Thank you so much for sharing all of your insight with us on Saturday. The workshop really made me stop and think about what we could do to make mealtime a more positive experience for our family. I left the workshop so excited to implement some new techniques and really feel like I now have a much better understanding on how to approach different meal situations. After the workshop, I just feel so much more confident and relaxed about it all. THANK YOU!! Lindsey, Mitchelton, March 2018, Workshop participant
Thank you so much for a great workshop. It is such a relief to go home with an easy to follow plan that we have already started putting in place. We are already seeing a change in the whole family’s attitude at meal time and it is so much more relaxed around the table. Our toddler has had a great time sorting out his peas and other ’round foods’ from the others on his plate, which is a long way from where we were at with ‘yuck I don’t like that’ and pushing it to the other side of the table. Thanks again! Kelly, Gordon Park, February 2016, Workshop participant
I have spoken to many professionals about the issue of fussy eating and this was by far the most helpful information I have received. Deb was very understanding about the issues we are facing and was non-judgemental in her approach. I came into it feeling like I had tried everything but left with some useful ideas and can’t wait to see Deb for an individual consultation. For the first time in years I feel like we may be able to make some progress in this area. Kath, North Lakes, March 2014, Workshop participant
The workshop was fantastic! It was engaging and made me really think about the ways I have been trying to get my almost 2-year-old to eat. I left the workshop feeling relieved and excited to be heading home to tell my husband all about the journey we were about to start! I would recommend the workshop to everyone with children! Alysha, Griffin, April 2014, Workshop participant
Great informative session, I have a new view on meal times, no more fighting, more eating! Jenni, Narangba, March 2014, Workshop participant
Bookings are closed for this event.