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ESI Affiliate Program Application

Are you looking to further your professional mastery of the Satter Feeding Dynamics and Eating Competence models?  Do you want to increase your expertise in applying the models to other areas of your clinical practice?

The ESI Affiliate Program is a certificate program designed for the professional who is well versed and has an in-depth understanding of the Satter models.

This case study-based 10-session program focuses on practical application and implementation of the models in both children and adults in a variety of situations including, but not limited to, failure to thrive, picky eating, child overweight, disordered eating, diabetes, and food intolerance. In addition to case studies, a literature review and application tests are included.  Completion of the certificate program will help you ensure consistent application of the models across the continuum of nutrition care.

Approved for 27 Continuing Education Hours by CDR.

Space is limited to 8 applicants.  Application deadline is November 16.


Comments by 2019 Affiliates: 

 "It helped solidify my understanding of the models in practice."

 "I received very good exposure into the whole system of implementing Satter's models and instruments into practice."

 "Just loved everyone jumping in with comments and helpful suggestions.  It was great to be in touch with people from all over the world and know the model is spreading." 

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How to Apply to the Affiliate Program

1.  Prepare

Professionals can apply to the Affiliate program after thoroughly familiarizing themselves with the Satter feeding and eating competence models, regularly applying them in practice or in an educational setting and meeting the core requirements below.  Professional development opportunitites to prepare oneself for the program can include:

  • Attending live or watching on-demand webinars available via Dietitian Central or ESI website
  • Completing the Child of Mine and/or Your Child's Weight self-study
  • Attending Feeding with Love and Good Sense and/or Treating the Dieting Casualty VISION training
  • Reading Ellyn Satter's books
  • Participating in ESI professional mentoring

        Core Requirements:.

  • 2020 prerequisite requirements:
    • Option 1:  one VISION training (Feeding with Love and Good Sense OR Treating the Dieting Casualty) AND one self-study exam (Child of Mine OR Your Child’s Weight); or
    • Option 2:  both self-study exams (Child of Mine AND Your Child’s Weight).
  • 2021 prerequisite requirements: Successful applicants must have completed both VISION training (Feeding with Love and Good Sense and Treating the Dieting Casualty) AND both self-study exams (Child of Mine and Your Child's Weight).

  2. Submit the application

The application is available to download from the ESI website through the shopping cart.  The application includes educational background, employment history, documentation of training in the Satter models, and 5 essay questions.  Application deadline is November 1 each year.  Application fee is non-refundable.

3. Applicants accepted into the program will have until December 15 to accept and pay the program fee of $1,150.00 (Program fee of $1,200.00 less the application fee).

Affiliate Program Costs

Application fee:  $50.00 (non-refundable)

Program fee:  $1,200.00 (less $50.00 application fee)

Continuing Education

27 Continuing Professional Education credits are available from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for successful completion of this program.  The Ellyn Satter Institute is an accredited provider for CDR.

A certificate will be provided when the Affiliate has completed all components of the program including attendance, assignments and successful passing of tests.

Affiliate Calendar

November 15:  Application deadlline

November 30:  Applicants notified of acceptance

December 15:  Participant program acceptance and payment is due.  Incoming Affiliates will receive instructions on how to connect to the meetings, meeting time, and curriculum outline.

February 17, 2020:  Affiliate program begins.

February 17, 2020 through June 30, 2020; meet every two weeks.




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