Mealtime Works: Picky Eating Course
Mealtime Works: Picky Eating Course
The way to end picky eater battles and help your child have a healthy relationship with food for life!
There IS a way to overcome picky eating and enjoy meals together. And, it isn’t a mystery, but it is more than a quick tip or trick. Mealtime Works is a complete plan. Everything you need from A to Z. for mealtimes that actually work!
In this class you’ll learn through pre-recorded lessons that are available in both video and a downloadable text version, downloadable and printable slides that accompany each lesson, and tons of extra worksheets, checklists, and handouts to make it really easy for you to put everything into practice in your own home.
Plus, you have access every single day to a private fb group with a community of other parents with the same goals and challenges as you.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee: I know the Mealtime Works plan works, but I want you to feel confident, so I welcome you to take 30 days to learn the strategies and begin to implement them. If, after those 30 days, you aren’t seeing any results we will gladly give you a full refund.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN...
There are 5 modules, or units, that each have 4 lessons in them, most around 15 – 20 minutes in length. Every module matches one of five Mealtime Works steps, each building on the last:
- Module 1: Creating a positive environment, so your child feels safe and interested in eating
- Module 2: Setting up a structured routine for meals so your child develops an appetite
- Module 3: Addressing the underlying cause so that you can get to the root of the problem
- Module 4: Learn advanced feeding therapy strategies you can use in the home to get your kid eating new foods
- Module 5: All the extra tips and tricks to help maximize all your efforts
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE…
- 20+ Lessons Via Text or Video with Printable Slides
- 20+ Downloadable Worksheets, Cheat Sheets, & Checklists
- 100% Online with Guaranteed 1 Year Access
- Bonus Weight Gain Recipe Ebook
- Hands-On Demonstration Videos
- Students Only Access to Private Fb Group
- Live Group Monthly Q/A Sessions with Alisha
Frequently asked questions about this product?
How long will it take to see results?
While every child is unique and it is impossible to predict how long it will take to see significant results, I will tell you that the majority of families begin to see positive changes and progress within the first few weeks. The class is designed to be fully implemented in 4-6 weeks, but there is no rush, you can go at your own pace and comfort level because you have access to all of the course materials from the moment you join. It is important to remember that progress is anything new your child does with foods or at a meal. Initial results may be sitting at a table together for meals without distractions or touching a food for the first time. While I don’t guarantee a certain amount of foods your child will eat, I do promise that you will at least drastically reduce mealtime stress and have a large variety of tools to help your child explore and eat new foods that work.
What if I don't see results?
While I think it is highly unlikely that you won’t see any results if you’ve applied the strategies and followed my suggestions, I will give a full refund in 30 days if you aren’t satisfied and can show me the work that you’ve done to put this plan into action in your home. Remember, you have direct access to me through the private fb group and live Q&A’s if you feel you need specific attention. My goal has always been to create an effective thriving community of parents.
How long do I have access to the course materials and private fb group?
You will have access to all of the course materials through the class site,private fb group, and LIVE Q and A’s for at least 1 year guaranteed, or until the program is closed. The transcripts, slides, and handouts are all downloadable and printable.
What ages is this course geared towards?
This class is beneficial for children 1 year to 11 years old, however transitioning to table foods and baby food aren’t covered specifically. When it applies, detailed strategies are shared for your kids 6 and under, as well as for children 7 years +.
Can professionals join Mealtime Works, is there a certificate?
Absolutely! Professionals are most welcome and a course certificate is automatically generated upon completion of the class that includes the date and hours completed (10 hours are given for the class after review of all videos, quizzes and PDF’s).
This course is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, developmental therapists, physical therapists, teachers, social workers, psychologists, pediatrician’s, and any other professional that works with children or families from ages 1-10 that experience picky eating.
This is an introductory course with no prerequisite required. This class Is AOTA approved for 10 hours (1 CEU), All lessons must be completed and quizzes must score 80% or higher to complete the course with a certificate.
Course Objectives for Professionals:
- Identify what the parent and child’s roles are during mealtimes
- Identify the variety of different ways adults intentionally and unintentionally pressure kids to eat during mealtimes.
- Identify the ways that an adult’s previous experiences and own upbringing affect the way they feed their own child.
- Identify ways to instruct families on how to create a positive eating environment in the home with specific tools and methodology outlined by the Division of Responsibility by Ellen Satter.
- Identify how to create a routine and schedule for mealtimes.
- Recognize when a child is not sitting in proper positioning for meals and identify ways to achieve best seating position for mealtimes.
- Apply strategies for serving food in different ways to increase a child’s variety of food during mealtimes.
- Identify beneficial mealtime rules to support families during mealtimes.
- Identify the underlying causes of picky eating and construct a plan for addressing needs and challenges that cause picky eating during mealtimes.
- Recognize the variances of picky eating between children, and construct ways to apply strategies based on their needs during and prior to mealtimes.
- Apply 3 primary strategies to increase the variety of foods a child eats at mealtimes.
- Employ effective tools for helping children resistant to engaging in cooking activities.
- Select specific strategies to simplify and maximize meal planning for children.
- Recall a variety of tools and presentation styles that children resistant to trying new foods tend to respond to.
- Apply sensory strategies when appropriate to help children tolerate sitting at the table for mealtimes.
I have a special needs request. Who do I contact?
You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will be happy to assist!
AOTA approved 10 hours
Your Kid’s Table is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course Approval ID# 00990. This Distant Learning-Independent course is offered at 1 CEU Beginner Level OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
I have 2 picky eater kids, both under 7. I saw a change from day one of listening to this course... I was able to start understanding what I could do differently, to make a difference with helping my kids. This course so far (I am only half way through it and love it) has changed daily feelings of dread, discouragement, worry, frustration and helplessness around mealtimes. The daily worry and then pressure I was directing toward my kids is gone around meals and it SHOWS in their behaviors at meals and snack and variety in trying new things. It's a slow process but it's happening.. I am extremely greatful and happier in the kitchen :))
This course was very organized and thorough. Everything was thought and planned out very well and addressed in a way that is useful to professionals, but also understandable to parents. I love that as an OT, I can utilize the printable resources to guide families.
Just wanted to share our progress and officially announce the end of this chapter in our lifes: 2 years ago, she barely ate any protein aside from ... milk? No veggies and the only fruits were mandarines and raspberries....so, basically her diet was merely cookies, plain crackers, milk and limited fruits. She was classified as an ultra extreme picky eater. Thanks to the time and dedication we were able to invest during the covid19 quarantine period, we have added a lot of new items to her menu like meat patties, chicken nuggets, pork chops, sausages, chicken wings, fried and boiled eggs, broccoli, lentils and we are now playing with carrots... she is already able to put a small piece of carrots on her lips... I'm sure in no time and without pressure she will be eating them. She is growing and enjoying life more with the extra energy she is getting. We just happened to cross the fear barrier for new foods, and since then the improvement has been exponential. There is light at the end of the tunnel, just be persistent, don't give up, it is hard I know, but if you put your soul and hart you will be compensated and the miracle will happen. Seriously, I though I would never see this kind of improvement but here we are enjoying a meal in a restaurant.
On a positive note, I do want to mention that J's OT is very impressed with all the progress he made with me just following the Mealtime Works program for the year prior to him starting official OT. The OT said that she is sure that J would have severe delays in multiple areas at this point if I had not implemented the Mealtime Works program with him, so I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for how you have helped me!
I am a seasoned pediatric occupational therapist, and I still feel like this course was helpful in giving me a better structure for how I complete feeding therapy with my clients. It helps combine a lot of the techniques that I already use into a more organized process. I also found it very helpful as a parent to give the information in a manageable and not overwhelming amount with “action steps” at the end of each lesson as homework.