We stay abreast recent research, trainings and resources on responsive feeding practices. We learn from experts like Dr. Katja Rowell, Grace Wong, MSc, RD, CEDRD-S and Jenny McGlothlin, MS, SLP. Responsive feeding centers around respect for a child’s unique abilities and embraces their strengths as well as perceived weaknesses when it comes to intake (and beyond). Responsive feeding is about decreasing pressure, creating supportive and positive feeding environments and nurturing curiosity and exploration at the pace of the child – rather than based on expectations and desires of a feeding team. Instead of starting with exposure work or pushing for increased intake, we take a deeper dive into the nuance of eating and feeding with you, the parent, at the center of the team.
Family feeding is a huge passion of ours at Nutrition Instincts. There is a lot of information out there and it can be difficult to know what’s right for your family and child – especially when your child seems to be refusing quite a few foods or is showing concerning patterns. We believe whole-heartedly that parents are the path to peaceful family meals and we’re here to support you with helping your child in a way that NEVER includes forcing, coercing, tricking or rewards/consequences for intake/lack there of.
Our approach to feeding includes…
Families & Kids We Can Help…
Please note: Family feeding coaching is provided primarily at our Rancho Bernardo office in San Diego. If you’re looking for a nutrition approach inspired by Family Based Therapy (FBT) for your child’s eating disorder we offer that too! Please contact us today to learn more!
Need a little support but not ready for individual sessions? Nutrition Instincts has been providing child feeding education to the San Diego community and beyond for over 13 years. Check out what we have to offer below and stay tuned for additional services coming soon!
Lindsay is an experience consultant to preschool and elementary school feeding programs. She has served as an educator to childcare providers and educators on feeding dynamics, Ellyn Satter’s division of responsibility, school wellness policies and more! To learn more about her trainings and services contact Nutrition Instincts today!
Stay tuned for self-directed resources and trainings for childcare providers coming soon!