Preventing Child Overweight and Obesity: Raising Children to be Competent Eaters
Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD
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Child overweight can be prevented from birth with optimum, stage-related feeding based on Satter’s division of responsibility with feeding. Child weight acceleration can be neutralized by correcting feeding problems and restoring optimum feeding. Optimum feeding raises children to be competent eaters: To enjoy eating, to have positive food acceptance and food regulation skills, and to participate happily in family meals.
Age range: Birth through preteen
As a result of taking this workshop, the audience will:
Thursday January 12, 2012
• Understand the evidence-based principles of the Satter Eating Competence Model
• Consider how feeding in accordance with the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model (fdSatter) raises children to be competent eaters.
Thursday January 19, 2012
• Understand the connection between eating competence and child obesity prevention.
• Learn how to incorporate positive, practical obesity prevention strategies into routine education and practice.
- January 12 PowerPoint Slides(PDF)
- January 19 PowerPoint Slides (PDF)
- Applying the Feeding Dynamics Model to child obesity (PDF)
- Eating Competence (link)
- Child Development Ages and Stages (link)
- Developmental Principles Guiding Feeding Practices (PDF)
- Division of Responsibility in Feeding (link)
- Mastering Family Meals Step by Step (link)
- Your Child's Weight Helping Without Harming (PDF)
- Videos (link)