Webinar by Ellyn Satter: Children and Food Acceptance – The Research


A webinar for professionals by Ellyn Satter, MS, MSSW

How do decades of research past and present support following the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding, now tested by the validated sDOR.2-6y, in preventing and addressing children’s picky eating and even ARFID? Answering this question requires examining the biopsychosocial grounding for children’s competence with eating as well as current child-deficit research. Ellyn Satter sorts it all out plus gives time for discussion in this practical, evidence-packed webinar! 

Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive 1.5 Level III CEUs from the Commission on Dietetic Registration

July 21, 2021

11:00 – 12:30 pm CT 

Upon purchase, you will receive a receipt that will have the registration form for you to complete.

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The Satter Feeding Dynamics Model (fdSatter), Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR), and children’s food acceptance 

From the fdSatter perspective, children are competent with respect to food acceptance, provided parents follow sDOR, do their jobs with feeding, and let children do theirs with eating. fdSatter and sDOR are based on grounded clinical practice, now supported and amplified by the validated sDOR.2-6y, which indicates that low child nutritional risk correlates with Eating Competent parents’ following sDOR. What is the research about children’s biopsychosocial capability across the spectrum of children’s food selectivity?  How does Eating Competence research factor into children’s capability with food acceptance?   

In contrast, consider the child-deficit research, a current investigative thrust to find ways of compensating for children’s perceived deficits with food acceptance. From this point of view, to eat a healthy diet, children require careful control of the food environment and/or systematic coaching and rewards. How are fdSatter and sDOR to be interpreted in the light of this deficit research?

As the result of taking this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Summarize research underpinnings of children’s biopsychosocial capabilities with food acceptance.
  • Explain how the validated sDOR.2-6y reinforces the role of sDOR in supporting children’s food acceptance.
  • Discuss how the ecSatter research and the strength of the correlation between sDOR.2-6y and ecSI 2.0 advise interventions that address both sDOR and the parents’ Eating Competence.
  • Compare the child deficit research with fdSatter and ecSatter.

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