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)
  • Weekly Q&A Sessions
  • 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 Settings
  • Personalized Methods To Support A Positive Food Culture
  • Strategies to Empower Positive Body Image In Our Children

Join Us in March 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, March 31 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: March 31, 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, April 7 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: April 7, 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?"

    • Hunger and Fullness Scan

    • Hunger and Fullness Journal

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

    • REPLAY VIDEO: April 14, 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, April 21 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: April 21, 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

    • Petals of Worth Activity - please complete

    • Body Appreciation Scale - please complete

    • Navigating Body Image Conversations

    • Weight Stigma & Fatphobia

    • Body Positivity + Body Liberation

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

    • REPLAY VIDEO: April 28, 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, May 5 @ 8 pm EST

    • REPLAY VIDEO: May 5, 2020

    • Survey: End of Lesson

  • 8

    Next Steps

    • Thank You + Next Steps

  • 9

    Webinar Bonuses

    • WEBINAR: Intuitive Eating 101 For Parents

    • Webinar: Supporting Hunger and Fullness Cues in Your Family

    • WEBINAR: Meal Planning In Times Of Uncertainty

    • WEBINAR: Halloween Candy + Growing Intuitive Eaters

    • WEBINAR: Intuitive Eating For Families - Surviving the Holidays

  • 10

    Resource Library

    • Book Review: Celebrate Your Body By Sonya Renee Taylor

    • Book Review: Under Our Clothes By Dr. Jillian Roberts

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

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

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

    • [Scripts] Responding to Body-Related Comments

    • [Handout] 5 No Fuss Meal Ideas

    • [Handout] Handling the Dessert Dilemma

    • [Handout] Handling the Easter Candy Loot

  • 11

    The Research

    • Assessing positive body image: Contemporary approaches and future directions

    • "You Will Eat All if That!": A retrospective analysis of forced consumption episodes

    • Maternal prompting types and child vegetable intake: Exploring the moderating role of picky eating

    • Draw and Tell: Dietary Acculturation as Lived by Black Immigrant Children of African and Caribbean Descent Residing in Canada

    • Weight Science Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift

Let's Grow Intuitive Eaters Together!

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

Total Value $1280... YOUR PRICE $550!

The EXCLUSIVE 2020 price for this program is a one-time fee and includes: 6 x 1 sessions Registered Dietitian ($960 value) + lifetime access to course modules ($200 value) + lifetime access to our Facebook Support Group ($120 value).

What Course Participants Are Saying...

Creating a Positive Food Culture

Lea A.

I just started researching intuitive eating and the division of responsibility when I found this online course. As a mother, I feel like it's my job to break the cycle of failed diets, shame, guilt and never feeling worthy for my family. I want my daughters to feel always beautiful and to have a healthy relationship with food, so that it doesn’t consume or define them. Suzanne and Jay offered a thoughtful and thorough program that helped us think about how to approach differing eating issues with my two girls. We're working on creating a positive food culture and promoting positive self worth. Their coaching has enabled me to step outside of my comfort zone not only at home, but when responding to family members or dealing with our healthcare providers. Anyone who is interested in raising intuitive eaters should take this class! It's a great introduction to the process with lots of great coaching and feedback along the way.

How To Positively Navigate Picky Eating

Shannon

This course taught me how to positively navigate picky eating with my three year old son. By implementing the Division of Responsibility, we have taken the stress and pressure off of mealtimes. As a result, our son now eats a larger variety of food and mealtimes have become much more enjoyable! Thank you Jay and Suzanne!

Parenting More Confidently and Intentionally

Winter 2020 Course Participant

I am so happy to have participated in the Growing Intuitive Eaters online course. The course offered so many practical strategies and helpful resources related to feeding kids and raising them with body confidence. Jay and Suzanne were both encouraging and responsive to any questions that came up along the way, so support felt individualized even when offered in a group format. I also loved learning from other parents with similar concerns and values within the group coaching calls. As a result of this course, we are parenting more confidently and intentionally when it comes to feeding our kids. I would absolutely recommend this course! Thank you Jay and Suzanne!

Course Dates

March 31 - May 5, 2020

Live Coaching Calls:

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

  • Held via Zoom video conference
  • 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

Instructors

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 $550 for the course but would be paying over $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.