Want your child to eat more variety, have a healthier diet and a great relationship with food?

You need a deeper understanding of your child’s eating challenges and a solid plan. 

Yes, you CAN:

Have confidence that your child is getting the nutrition he needs and is building a healthy relationship with food.

Enjoy pleasant family meals and stop feeling like you are stuck in a dinner rut.

Stop the snacking obsession and help your child self-regulate sweets and treats.

Have a clear plan on how to introduce new foods.

Know what to do and say when your child refuses to come to the table or demands pasta for dinner…every night.

Get help for your child’s specific challenges like sensory issues or mealtime anxiety.

It’s time to say goodbye to the confusion, guilt and mealtime struggles!

Introducing … Turn Picky Eating Around

Turn Picky Eating Around is a dietitian-led online coaching program that helps parents confidently create a solid system to help their children enjoy more variety while building a healthy relationship with food. 

I use a no-pressure, trust-based, positive approach to feeding and mealtimes. 

So you can enjoy your family meals, stop worrying about nutrition and know that your child is growing into a positive eater. 

What this program will not do:

It will NOT magically transform a selective child into an adventurous eater. BUT you will know exactly why and if your child’s eating is a problem and have realistic expectations when it comes to his eating potential.

It will NOT help your child sit through a 7-course meal in a restaurant. BUT your meals will become stress-free, guaranteed.

It will NOT get your child to eat a perfectly balanced meal 3 times a day. Because it is not the norm, even if Pinterest and Instagram tell us otherwise. BUT you will understand what is balanced eating for YOUR child and how to support them in the kindest way. 

Here is what you are getting

Short videos

Eight modules each comprised of a few short videos on very specific topics that you can watch on any device at any time instead of wasting your time flipping through pages and pages and pages (yawn).
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Member forum

A pediatric dietitian with years of experience and a proven success record available daily for the duration of the class. I will be by your side at each step and support you in every way.

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Concise summary printables

Share them with your family members, nannies and other caregivers. Make sure to stick some on your fridge as a handy reminder to help everyone stay on track.

What we cover in the class

STEP 1

Is Your Child’s Eating Typical?

Understand the difference between typical eating and a feeding problem

  • Typical eating behavior in children at each stage
  • What are the red flags that may signal a deeper feeding problem?
  • Underlying issues and how you can get help

 STEP 2

Create Your Mealtime System

Remove all stress from mealtimes and help your child try new foods

  • 3 things you can and should control at mealtimes
  • 5 ways to stay calm and remain in charge at mealtimes
  • How to avoid feeding mistakes that make picky eating worse
  • 5 Steps to serve meals that kids actually eat
  • Examples of real family meals from real families
  • How to help your child try new food

STEP 3

Managing Snacks and Sweets

Create a structure for meals and snacks to improve appetite and neutralize sweets

  • How to serve dessert and treats to make them less powerful
  • How to build a meal and snack schedule to help regulate appetite
  • Components of a balanced snack  

STEP 4

Boost Nutrition

Help your child get the best nutrition for optimal growth and development

  • Help your child get enough calcium – dairy or dairy free
  • The importance of iron and how to help your child get enough
  • Fiber and constipation
  • Do you need to worry about protein?
  • Best fats for your child
  • Nutritious  foods to include in your daily and weekly meal plan
  • A guide to supplements for picky eaters

STEP 5

Is Your Child Eating Enough?

Help your child eat the amount he needs and develop a healthy relationship with food

  • The secret of  balanced meals for kids
  • Portion sizes for different ages
  • Steps to encourage a healthy relationship with food

STEP 6

Manage Mealtime Behavior

How to stop frustrating mealtime behaviors that drive you crazy

  • 3 strategies for fewer mealtime tantrums
  • What to do if a child doesn’t want to come to the table
  • How to help your child stop relying on distractions at mealtimes
  • How to help your wiggly child stay seated
  • The biggest mistake that makes kids demand special foods

STEP 7

Plan Your Family Meals

Get a clear strategy to simplify meal planning and serve more variety

  • How to plan satisfying family meals with picky eaters in mind
  • Weekly meal planning: the basics
  • Three types of meals that will streamline your meal planning
  • A simple system to get out of  a “rut” and inject variety into your family meals

STEP 8

Focus on Your Child’s Unique Challenges

Get specific strategies for very selective kids 

  • What you can do before, during and after the meal to help a very anxious child feel more relaxed
  • 7 steps to help a child with a sensory hypersensitivity
  • Steps to help a very selective child accept more variety
  • Easy ways  to make meat and vegetables more manageable 
  • Food play – a fun activity bringing serious results

And check these amazing bonuses…

Your Mealtime Toolkit

  • 7 Best mealtime tools to help your child try new foods
  • Make meals more fun
  • Help picky eaters taste new foods
  • Recommended by feeding specialists

6 Weeks of Meal Plans 

  • 6 weeks of balanced family meals and snacks
  • Picky-eater friendly, mostly deconstructed
  • Easy family-friendly recipes and meal ideas
  • Shopping list included

More Recipes and Meal Ideas!

    No cook family meal ideas to make your weeknights less stressful

12 Family meal Videos from Natalia’s Kitchen

  • Family meals in action
  • What exactly my kids eat
  • Real-life tips and strategies from a child feeding expert and mom of three
“My kids are now eating a much bigger variety…..”

In case we have not met before….

Natalia Stasenko, MS RD

 A Pediatric Dietitian and Mom

I am the author and founder of Feeding Bytes, a popular blog and an online platform designed to help parents with all things feeding. My main passions and specialties are starting solids and feeding problems in kids.

Over the last 10 years, I have been working with families struggling with feeding issues. I have also been invited to share  my nutritional expertise in numerous media interviews, articles and two recipe books on starting solids.

I received a Master’s degree in nutrition and trained as a dietitian at Columbia University, New York and have been consulting parents, companies and federal agencies on research based ways to feed children, both in US and UK. 

My approach is research based and rooted in the psychology of child eating. I dive deep not only into *what* children should be eating but also in *how* we should feed them to support them in the best way. 

A busy mom of three girls, I am often puzzled by other areas of parenting, but 100% confident about my feeding strategy and you can be too!

 

JUST IMAGINE….

Stress free meals, no need to short order cook or prepare three different meals each time you eat as a family.

Your child choosing to eat nutritious food.

You feel relaxed and confident that you are doing a great feeding job.

I really am so very impressed with this course.

….the videos are perfect. Short but information-dense. The fact we can then come to you in the Facebook group is the icing on the cake.

I have done a lot of parenting courses (not related to nutrition) and this is the first one where I have felt that the style and structure have enabled me to make immediate changes without having to do any further reflection or research.

I don’t have to go back and look at notes – I can just implement practical steps straightaway. An amazing anonymous mom

This online class is amazing and I am so happy I took the time to take it.

The videos and the information were clearly presented and very well organized.

Before the class I was feeling frustrated and guilty for not being able to help my daughter. I feel so much better now knowing that I am doing my part.

I don’t have that feeling of a heavy burden on my shoulders anymore. In the past couple of weeks, we have seen changes that we didn’t see before.

I know this is a long road and it will take a lot of work but with the understanding that this problem is not unique for my daughter and the support and understanding of what we need to do to get her past this stage.

I now feel I can do what is necessary to move forward and stop worrying about those things that I don’t control. Thank you! Natalia Bardo

What you may be thinking…..

I have made so many mealtime mistakes; nothing can help my child now so I will just keep serving the same things to her.

I have seen kids on a whole spectrum of feeding difficulties in their practices. It is clear that the correct strategies and support can help every child eat better, regardless of their unique challenges. When feeding problems are a long-standing issue, it may take longer before you see a significant boost in dietary variety, but happier mealtimes and more balanced eating can be enjoyed from the get go!

How is this program different from other picky eating courses I see on the internet?

Unlike many other course creators, I have an advanced degree in nutrition. I am also a Registered Dietitian, which means that I belong to the only qualified group of health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related issues. I am registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration in the US and the Health and Care Professionals Council in the UK.

Because the strong point of dietitians is translating credible research into practice, this is exactly what I do in this course. Every strategy I recommend is rooted in science and is proven to help children to move forward with eating. Every video you watch will lay down a stepping stone to a better relationship with food for your child.

Because I have been working with families for such a long time, I also understand that there is no cookie cutter approach for the variety of feeding issues. That’s why I made this course very comprehensive, so that you not only get the foundational strategy but also a plan to address your child’s unique challenges and get support from a team of specialists, if it will be needed.

The science of nutrition is my jam, so I researched extensively which nutrients are more likely to be problematic for picky eaters. I found that parents often worry about the wrong food groups and nutrients so in the course I zoom into the few that are truly important and offer doable advice to close the potential nutritional gaps.    

Everyone says my child will outgrow his pickiness so I should not be worried.

But you are, otherwise you would not be reading this! So here are some facts – without correct feeding strategies and a clear plan, your child’s developmentally appropriate pickiness may grow into a feeding issue. And if your child is a very selective eater, i.e., accepting just a few foods and rejecting whole food groups, it is likely that things will get worse, not better, as he is growing up, unless you provide the support and structure he needs right now.

Do we have to eat together to benefit from taking the course?

Children need the presence of a trusted adult to do well with eating. Family meals do not need to be fancy – in this course you will see how there are many easy ways to eat together as a family without any extra work. We also have a selection of no-cook family meals that you will love! And if your child is sharing meals with a nanny or grandparents, you will get materials to help get the on board with the new feeding approach.

I do not have the time to study anything!

I got it. I created this course with you in mind. You can participate at any time and do not have to be online at a certain hour. You have access to the program lifetime so you can start at any time. On average, it takes parents around 8 weeks to complete it if they spend up to half an hour a week watching the class materials.

What age children is this course for? 

The primary age group this course was designed for is 2 to 10 years. 

Got more questions?

Shoot me an email at [email protected].

I cannot wait to  meet you and your little one in our virtual classroom!

The course has brought joy back to my table

I have found this course rich and rewarding. Natalia and Adina have pitched it perfectly – there is detail, there is focus, there is a wealth of practical tips, and there is warmth and humour too.

I don’t feel that anything has been held back – Natalia and Adina have taken great pains to ensure that all the participants have a complete picture, and it is obvious that they truly care about families eating together with pleasure. The course has brought joy back to my table. My children always come to the table happily and stay at the table happily.  Hardeep Irish

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