Parent session - Promoting healthy eating & overcoming food refusal
Fussy eating is very common and for many families, it’s just a phase that’s quickly overcome. For others, eating and meal times become stressful and no longer enjoyable for parents and children alike. Join Access Health and Community’s Paediatric Dietitians Kathleen and Robyn for a session covering:
- Nutrition for young children
- What causes fussy eating behaviour
- Tips to manage fussy eating
- Division of responsibility at mealtimes; ‘parents provide, children decide’
- Promoting body confidence – helping young children grow up feeling good about their body
- Restrictive eaters/problem feeders – what is the solution?
This session is targeted at families with toddlers and preschool aged children.
Kathleen Perrone is the Paediatric Dietitian within the Child and Family team at Access Health and Community. Kathleen is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 7 years experience working in Community Health as well as in the private sector. In her role she works with children aged 0-12 years and their families. Kathleen has a post graduate qualification in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics through the Royal Children’s Hospital as well as being accredited in the SOS Approach to Feeding - a therapy for very fussy eaters/problem feeders.
Robyn Aldous is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 10 years experience. Robyn has worked in various specialities in both the private and public sectors, in Australia and in the UK. Currently Robyn works in private practice in Surrey Hills and at IeHealth+ (an Access Health and Community service) seeing babies, children and adolescents. Robyn has a special interest in food allergies and intolerance and feeding challenges. Accredited in the SOS Approach to Feeding, Robyn offers feeding therapy for selective eaters, including those with autism, developmental delays or sensory processing disorder. Both having young families, Kathleen and Robyn appreciate first hand the challenges of feeding young children and the need for easy to implement, practical recommendations.