Preventing Child Overweight and Obesity:  Raising Children to be Competent Eaters

Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD

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January 12, 2012

January 19, 2012

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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.

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