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


A webinar for professionals by Ellyn Satter, MS, MSSW

The Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR), now tested by the validated sDOR.2-6y, is based on trust in children’s biopsychosocial capabilities with eating. Learn what decades of research on children food regulation tell us about supporting children’s natural food regulation and growth as well as addressing child weight faltering and acceleration. Ellyn Satter helps sort 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

August 18, 2021

11:00 – 12:30 pm CT



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

From the fdSatter perspective, children are competent with respect to eating as much as they need to grow appropriately. They are, that is, provided parents follow sDOR, do their jobs with feeding, and let children do theirs with eating. fdSatter and sDOR are based on research-grounded clinical practice, now concretely measured, 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, past and present, that supports following sDOR in preventing and addressing child weight issues such as “overweight” and “obesity?”

In contrast, a thrust in today’s research characterizes children as having obesogenic deficits such being negative and impulsive and having as the tendency to eat too much, gain too much weight. Child-deficit research identify as lacking control over eating, especially if portions are big or food is high in fat and sugar. Thinking along these lines means parents must supervise children to see that they don’t eat too much, restrict portion sizes, push fruits and vegetables, and restrict high-calorie foods.

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

  • Summarize key research evidence supporting trust in children’s competence with respect to food regulation and growth.
  • Discuss how this research evidence supports the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR).
  • Discuss how the ecSatter research and the strength of the correlation between sDOR.-6y and ecSI 2.0 advise interventions that address both sDOR and the parents’ Eating Competence.
  • Distinguish between trust in children’s eating/growth competence and the child-deficit research.

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