This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Food issues are very common with adopted and foster children and are one of the most frequent concerns adoptive and foster parents have. Dr. Katja Rowell, The Feeding Doctor, and author of Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating and Love Me, Feed Me as well as Kate Miller, Feeding and Disability Specialist at SPOON, an NGO focused on eradicating malnutrition for children who are isolated from their communities due to a disability and those living in orphanages and foster care address common food issues and provide practical suggestions for parents to implement to help their child.
This course includes:
- What do we mean by “food issues”?
- Why are adopted children more prone to issues with food?
- What type of adopted kids are prone to feeding issues?
- How to handle hoarding or food sneaking?
- Practical suggestions for helping a child that eats too much and does not seem to recognize when he is full.
- What can a parent do to help extremely picky eaters?
- How can we recognize texture and sensory issues and how they may be contributing to pickiness?
- What to do about a child who only wants to eat processed or “junk” food.
- How long does it take for food issues to resolve?
- Are there any specific nutritional concerns adoptive and foster parents should have with their children?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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