Join children’s nutritionist, Simone Emery, in an intensive 1 week program to learn strategies to help your child approach new foods. Ideal for ages 3 – 6 years.
Over 5 sessions (2 individual sessions and 3 group sessions), we explore the sensory nature of foods, how reading children’s cues help us create manageable learning experiences and what strategies YOU can use at YOUR home to ease stress and move towards family goal foods.
Enrollments close a week prior to the intensive food school program to allow you to arrange your timetable, purchase the foods, complete relevant modules of the included “Goodbye Picky Eating” program and have your 30 minute pre-course introductory phone call with Simone. The initial phone call goes for 30 minutes and it includes a private goal setting session and feeding history gathering session via Skype/FB Messenger Video.
Within the week, we have 3 group play dates online at your choice of either 9:30am or 5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA TIME. We also have a further individual phone call to recap on the content relating to family meals, food chaining ideas and continued sensory strategies to help your child with their feeding functional goals. This session is to be booked within a week of the program’s conclusion at a time that suits you via email liason with Simone. After this phone call, the individualised report will be written for your records with additional recommendations, resources, recipes and home economics tips to keep working with your child.
There are no make-ups available for the sensory play sessions, yet recordings of the sessions will be made. Participation in this program requires consent to recording the video of the play sessions and distribution of the recorded session via secure link to other group participants. The reports written will not be disclosing details of other group participants. The reports are for individual use and may be used to advocate for additional health services, if recommended.
The program results will depend on attendance, participation and disclosure of information during parent sessions with Simone. All allergies, sensitivities and dietary restrictions need to be disclosed ASAP to enable customisation of shopping list and lesson plans. For more information on how Simone runs online play-based programs read this post here and this one too.
If you aren’t sure if this program is for you, have a read about some of the sensory aspects of food that I work with in this post or send me an email.