Are you...

  • Tired of your kids rejecting your food?

  • Wondering if you are doing the wrong thing at mealtimes?

  • Feeling overwhelmed by all of the nutrition, health, wellness and body positive advice out there?

  • Worried that you, your kids, or other family members are too focused on appearance and weight?

  • Struggling to find the right language to use when talking about food and bodies?

  • Wanting to raise intuitive eaters and meet other parents who are working towards this goal as well?

If you answered YES to any of the above, then this program is for you!

Parents tell us that they don't know if they are doing the BEST for their family when it comes to feeding their kids.

Parents tell us that they are unsure how to teach their children about nutrition and health in a way that promotes body respect.

Parents tell us that they find today's diet culture to be so pervasive that it is is challenging to empower positive body image in their  kids.

Parents tell us that they want to raise kids who are intuitive eaters but don't quite know how to do this.

AND. Parents tell us that they just want someone to help them figure this all out - the "right" way!

That's Why We Created This Course!

This course is SO MUCH MORE than a typical work-through-it-alone online course.

You Get...

  • 6 Weeks of Support From Registered Dietitians Suzanne Dietrich and Jay Baum
  • Live Group Coaching Calls (via Zoom - replay available)
  • Q&A Sessions Weekly from us
  • Weekly Video Modules
  • Weekly downloadable PDF Handouts
  • Mealtime Strategies to Minimize and Improve Picky Eating
  • A Supportive Online Community (Private Facebook Group) 
  • Research About Intuitive Eating, Health, Body Image Broken Down So It Is Easy To Understand 
  • Made For You Conversation Scripts To Talk about Food and Bodies in a Variety of Setting
  • Personalized Methods To Support A Positive Food Culture
  • Strategies to Empower Positive Body Image In Our Children

Join Us in January 2020!

This group coaching program is going to be life changing for your family.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Managing Mealtimes and Picky Eating Through The Division of Responsibility

  • Basic Principles of Intuitive Eating

  • The Differences Between Intuitive Eating For Adults And Intuitive Eating For Kids

  • Basic Growth Patterns And Understanding Growth Charts

  • Health at Every Size, Weight Inclusive Care, Fat Phobia, Diet Culture

6-Week Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Before We Start

    • Welcome

    • Meet Suzanne Video

    • Meet Jay Video

    • Orientation Video

    • Live Call Schedule

    • Support

    • Terms of Service Agreement & Privacy Policy

    • Join the Group!

    • Tell Us About Yourself

    • Course Workbook

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Exploring Your Food Culture

    • Introduction

    • Answer this one question

    • Overview + Learning Objectives

    • Food Story and Food Culture

    • Dieting, Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

    • Intro to the Division of Responsibility

    • How to Handle 5 Common Feeding Challenges

    • "My kid won't try new foods."

    • "My kid won't stay seated at the table."

    • "My kid asks for snacks all the time."

    • "My kid says "YUCK" to everything."

    • "My kid is obsessed with dessert."

    • JOIN LIVE: Tuesday, January 14 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: January 14, 2020

    • Survey: End of Lesson

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Applying Feeding Basics

    • Introduction

    • Answer this one question

    • Overview & Learning Objectives

    • Division of Responsibility and Eating Competence

    • What is Intuitive Eating?

    • Intuitive Eating Scale - Please Complete

    • Benefits & Stages of Intuitive Eating

    • Intuitive Eating Adults vs. Kids

    • How To Raise an Intuitive Eater Cheat Sheet

    • JOIN LIVE: Tuesday, January 21 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: January 21, 2020

    • Survey: End of Lesson

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Managing Mealtimes + Picky Eating

    • Introduction

    • Answer this one question

    • Overview + Learning Objectives

    • Feeding Styles

    • Pressure + Feeding

    • Decreasing Mealtime Pressure Handout

    • "You don't have to eat it."

    • "I won't be disappointed if you don't eat it."

    • "Is there anything that would make it better?"

    • [Scripts] Intuitive Eating For Families: Surviving the Holidays

    • [Scripts] How to Handle Negative Comments About Your Child's Eating

    • Hunger and Fullness Scan

    • Hunger and Fullness Journal

    • JOIN LIVE: Tuesday, January 28 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: January 28, 2020

    • Survey: End of Lesson

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Understanding Child and Adolescent Growth

    • Introduction

    • Answer this one question

    • Overview + Learning Objectives

    • Poodle Science Video

    • Typical Growth Patterns

    • BMI + Set Point Weight

    • Discussing Growth & Weight With Your Child

    • Health At Every Size

    • Health At Every Size® Manifesto

    • Health At Every Size® Fact Sheet

    • Jay's Book Review - The Body Book by Roz MacLean

    • Suzanne's Book Review - Your Body Is Awesome By: Sigrun Danielsdottir

    • JOIN LIVE: Tuesday, February 4 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: February 4, 2020

    • Survey: End of Lesson

  • 6

    Lesson 5: Establishing Positive Body Image

    • Introduction

    • Answer this one question

    • Overview + Learning Objectives

    • Self-Reflection: My Body Image

    • Body & Diet Belief Worksheet - please complete

    • Body Appreciation Scale - please complete

    • Petals of Worth Activity - please complete

    • Navigating Body Image Conversations

    • Weight Stigma & Fatphobia

    • Body Positivity + Body Liberation

    • JOIN LIVE: Tuesday, February 11 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: February 11, 2020

    • Survey: End of Lesson

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Navigating Diet Culture

    • Introduction

    • Answer this one question

    • Overview + Learning Objectives

    • Perpetuating Diet Culture Vs. Raising Intuitive Eaters

    • Dessert

    • French Fries

    • Juice

    • Birthday Cake

    • Breaking Up with Diet Culture Article

    • Social Media Influence

    • Social Media Accounts To Follow

    • Talking to your child about weight - Ellyn Satter

    • JOIN LIVE: Tuesday, February 18 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: February 18, 2020

    • Survey: End of Lesson

  • 8

    Next Steps

    • Thank You + Next Steps

    • End of Course Survey Link - Please complete!

  • 9

    Resource Library

    • Book Review: Celebrate Your Body By Sonya Renee Taylor

    • Body Affirming Children's Books - Blog Post by Maria Paredes

  • 10


    • WEBINAR: Intuitive Eating 101 For Parents

    • WEBINAR: Supporting Hunger & Satisfaction Cues in Your Family

    • WEBINAR: Halloween Candy + Growing Intuitive Eaters

    • WEBINAR: Intuitive Eating For Families - Surviving the Holidays

Let's Grow Intuitive Eaters Together!

Starting in January 2020 we will spend SIX weeks together creating a strong food culture in our homes.


Get in now for our first round of this course. Prices will increase the next time we offer this group coaching program.

Course Dates

January 14 - February 18, 2020

Live Coaching Calls:

Tuesday evenings @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm EST

  • Opportunity to submit questions ahead of time
  • All calls will be recorded
  • Replay available within 48 hours
  • Follow up questions answered promptly via online community


Suzanne Dietrich

Suzanne Dietrich (she/her) is the owner of Gut Instincts Nutrition Counselling, operated out of Waterloo & Guelph, Ontario. She is a weight inclusive dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. She practices from a Health At Every Size® perspective. She specializes in intuitive eating, eating disorder recovery and gut health. She has been a dietitian for 10 years, working in primary health care for 8 years before committing solely to her own practice. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition from Ryerson University. Before beginning her nutrition career path Suzanne received her BA in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo and worked/volunteered in the non-profit sector for 10 years. She's the Mom of two boys – one highly energetic, the other a deep-thinker! Suzanne believes that all foods fit and all bodies fit. She helps her clients unfold their own definition of health and to develop a way of eating that takes into account nutrition but just as importantly access, time, life situation/trauma, health conditions, financial ability, food skills, sustainability, preference and pleasure.

Jay Baum

Jennifer (Jay) Baum is a Registered Dietitian based in Toronto, Canada. She is the owner of Pommetta Nutrition, a private practice that focuses on infant, toddler, and family nutrition. Jay received her B.Sc. in Food, Nutrition, and Health from the University of British Columbia and completed her Dietetic Internship with the Fraser Health Authority in BC. She practices from an intuitive eating approach with an emphasis on eating competence. Before becoming a dietitian, Jay was a pastry chef. She graduated from the Dubrulle International Culinary Institute in Vancouver, where she completed both the French Culinary Arts and Pastry Programs. She is also mama to two boys - a 3 year old and a 7 year old. Jay combines her motherhood experience, nutrition education, and culinary knowledge to help families implement simple and practical solutions to meal preparation and cooking that makes it possible to meet their nutritional needs and mealtime goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if I can't attend the Live Coaching Calls?

A: No problem. There will be a replay available within 48 hours. The Live Coaching Calls are at 8pm EST on Tuesdays. There will be lots of opportunity to submit questions ahead of time, which we will make sure to answer during the calls. The replay will also be time stamped so it will be easy to find the answer to your question.

Q: Can my parenting partner join the course as well?

A: Absolutely! We love to have co-parents, caregivers, grandparents etc participate. Really any one who spends a lot of time feeding your kids. You can have them watch the online lessons, they can join you in the live calls (even if they are at a different physical location), and they can also become members in the Private Facebook group.

Q: Will my extended benefits cover this course?

A: Maybe. It depends where you are located and whether or not your benefits cover Registered Dietitian or Nutrition Services. We can issue an official receipt but you will need to check with your individual insurance provider.

Q: How much time will I need per week to spend on the course?

A: We suggest blocking off 1-3 hours of time per week to watch the videos and do the self-reflection exercises. You will also need 1 hour to attend the Live Coaching Calls or watch the replay. So, a minimum of 2 hours.

Q: How is this program different than working with you (Jay or Suzanne) 1:1?

A: The cost is different. You are paying $347 for the course but would be paying around $1000 to work with us 1:1 for the same amount of time. The course will give you an opportunity to look at some of the material from a different view point so it may actually be a good add-on service for some of you who are working with us 1:1. In the course you also have the benefit of being part of a supportive online community where you can connect with other parents.

Q: How much access will I get to Jay and Suzanne?

A: You will have 6 Live Sessions that are 1-hour in length. You can also ask questions in the Facebook group at any time and We will monitor the group M-F at least once daily. We are also very responsive to emails. Basically, for the 6 weeks of the course you will have daily ongoing access to us. After the course is finished you will continue to have access to the Facebook group and the Course Modules.