ESI faculty members, with consultation by Ellyn Satter, do Skype coaching directly with individuals relative to applying the Feeding Dynamics (fdSatter) and Eating Competence (ecSatter) models to feeding and eating problems. Relative to feeding, this coaching will help you properly apply Satter’s Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR), remain consistent and firm, and wait for your child’s eating attitudes and behaviors to ever-so-gradually improve. Relative to improving your own eating competence, the coach will work with you using Satter’s "How to Eat" approach as described in Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family, Chapter 5.

Coaching for both child and adult eating issues begins with assessment. Both assessment and coaching cost $100 per hour. Following the assessment (which takes between 3 and 6 hours) coaching is likely to take between 5 and 10 sessions. Because we have found people to get better support when they have in-person help, we prefer to mentor professionals who, in turn, can work with you. But professionals who understand and properly apply the eating and feeding models are currently a select group, so you may need our help. Here is what to do to prepare yourself for a consultation.

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