Feeding with Love and Good Sense VISION Workshop

Preventing and solving childhood feeding problems


February 6, 7, 8, 2017

Ellyn Satter, RD and Family Therapist

Eve Reed, APD

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Workshop limited to 35 participants!


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Ellyn Satter’s division of responsibility (sDOR) is the gold standard of feeding. This in-depth workshop shows professionals how to accurately apply sDOR in doing assessment and treatment with established feeding problems, birth through preschool, including picky eating, overweight, underweight, and special needs. Over 700 dietitians, nurses, doctors, OTs, SLPs, and mental health professionals have been empowered by this workshop to support optimum feeding and address interference and/or neglect with feeding.

The Feeding with Love and Good Sense VISIONS Workshop shows you how to help

An estimated 50% of children have established feeding problems. Current norms around feeding and eating are such that most children are raised to have poor eating attitudes and behaviors. Most parents have trouble taking appropriate leadership with feeding, and, at the same time, they interfere with the child’s autonomy with eating. Parents’ interference and/or neglect with feeding precipitates feeding problems. Effectively establishing sDOR has profound implications for the child’s nutrition and growth and also for the quality of life and emotional well-being of the child, parent, and family.

Learning objectives for the Feeding with Love and Good Sense VISIONS workshop

Upon successful completion of this 3-day course, you will be able to:

  • Cite literature addressing the theoretical underpinnings and evidence for the Satter feeding dynamics and eating competence models. 
  • Consider how to apply child development and nutritional principles to children’s achieving eating competence.
  • Apply the principles of psychosocial and oral-motor development, parenting, and growth to supporting optimum stage-related feeding and solving feeding problems.
  • Differentiate among primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention in addressing child feeding problems, as well as identify distinctions between education and psychotherapy.  
  • Enact secondary intervention by addressing growth faltering, weight acceleration, poor food acceptance, and special needs.
  • Make fdSatter- and ecSatter-consistent treatment plans, and enact those plans in clinical sessions.

Will you benefit from attending?

  • Are you an experienced health or mental health professional who works with established and entrenched childhood feeding problems?
  • Are you looking for training in clinical intervention with feeding that doesn’t require your going back to graduate school?
  • Are you familiar with the Satter Eating Competence Model and the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model?
  • Are you willing and able to do self-study to prepare for this workshop?
    • Read Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense plus appendixes.
    • Complete the Child of Mine CEU exam This requirement has been waived for the Spring 2017 workshop. 
    • Compete the Overview reading on the fdSatter Self-Study page.  

Logistical information for the Feeding with Love and Good Sense VISIONS workshop

  • Dates: February 6, 7, 8, 2017
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily with a 90 minute late lunch break (on your own). Morning break with provided snacks; beverages provided all day.
  • Contact hours: Twenty hours of continuing education. Certificates of completion awarded.
  • Fee for 3-day Feeding with Love and Good Sense VISIONS workshop: $650 including workshop materials. Full refund if cancellation request is received by January 14, 2017. After January 14, there will be a $100 cancellation fee.  
  • For more information, contact esi@ellynsatterinstitute.org.  
  • Meeting location & lodging. Blocks of rooms have been reserved for the workshop participants until four weeks before the meeting. Ask for Ellyn Satter Institute.

Wyndham Garden Fitchburg

2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Tel: (608) 274-7200



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