Does your child struggle with:
- Picky eating?
- Inability to participate in social events?
- Eating less than 30 foods?
- Emotional sensitivity, food anxiety or food phobia?
- Failure to grow and thrive?
- Being on the lowest percentile of growth?
- Tube feeding?
First, let me reassure you, there’s nothing wrong with you or your child!
He/she isn’t broken.
Would you like to learn how to Feed Your Picky Eater Without Wasting Any More of Your Precious and Valuable Energy, Time and Money?
Then keep reading.
If your child is a picky eater, you’re likely struggling with some or all of the following:
- Every meal is a battle
- On your last visit to the doctor, you were told that your child is in the lowest percentile of growth
- Your child’s diet is supplemented with Pediasure or other meal replacement shakes
- Your child is very sensitive and has ‘bad’ temperament
- Your child is extremely picky and refuses most foods
- Your child has anxiety and/or food aversion
- Your child prefers only certain kinds of foods (sweet, salty, crunchy, dry, fatty, junky)
- Your child gags and spits food
- Your child prefers their food pureed
You might’ve heard advice such as:
“It’s normal, all kids are picky”
“Don’t worry, he’ll outgrow it”
“Just give her more food”
“Just don’t be a short-order-cook and he’ll start eating better”
“Send her to bed hungry, don’t worry she won’t die! She’ll learn to eat when it’s time to eat”
“You need to be more assertive as a parent”
All advice aside, the truth is you’re terrified.
For you this struggle is Real. Exhausting. Scary.
You have no idea what you’re doing and the worry eats you from inside.
You feel like you’re failing as a parent.
You feel like you’re failing your child.
You don’t feel successful as a parent and the fear, worry, guilt, shame and your incompetence leave you feeling hopeless and like it’s all your fault.
You might’ve even regretted becoming a parent in the first place.
That’s OK, you’re not alone feeling like this.
When you approach your child’s pediatrician you hear things like:
“Your child needs more nutrients”
“You need to feed them more healthy food”
And you’re thinking: “No kidding, but how? How will I put more nutrients into my child if he/she isn’t eating anything?!”
Then you see an advertisement like this:
And think this is the answer to your prayers!
A quick Google search leads you to my viral article online telling you NOT to use this approach due to the harmful ingredients.
This intensifies your fear even more!
What’s the right thing to do?
I know how you feel!
Not too long ago, I was a mom of a ‘picky eater’ too.
My daughter, once a healthy eater, became extremely difficult to feed.
Everything changed once she started attending a new daycare which exposed her to junkier, saltier, crunchier, sweeter foods.
She became adamant about food, refused almost everything I offered and became a carboholic.
She wouldn’t sit at the table, had a habit of wasting food, changed her mind frequently and described food as ‘disgusting, yucky & smelly.’
At some point, she literally lived off of crackers, chips, cheese, cereal, cucumbers and (maybe) apples.
Basically anything white, salty , crunchy or sweet.
As the years went by it has become extremely difficult to feed her and, with time, we’ve noticed that she started to lose weight and, in the words of some concerned family members, became “all bones.”
That’s when we started to worry for REALS.
My husband and I decided to run some tests to see if anything was wrong medically.
As often happens, the doctor assured us that her blood work returned normal and she’s totally fine.
But we knew she wasn’t.
She complained about stomach aches, was constantly fatigued, would lay on the floor, and refused to walk on her feet (we used the stroller until age six!), had dark circles under her eyes. Sometimes she even woke up in the middle of the night with severe pain in her belly, and asked to be fed!
She wasn’t well. We knew it.
Ironically, I’m trained as a pediatric nutritionist. It is I who should have the answers to this problem. However, for many years I didn’t.
If you are reading this, your story is likely to be similar to mine.
Your child refuses to eat, is slow to grow and gain weight and/or picks his/her food, maybe the situation is so bad that you have to use a tube to feed your child.
I have been working as a pediatric nutritionist for the past 7 years and have helped families with picky eating with nutritional and parenting support and coaching.
I’ve worked with families and kids who:
- Refused food
- ate only 5 foods,
- are a “nightmare to feed”
- scream and throw tantrums every time they sit to eat.
- at age 2, they still like their food pureed.
- don’t eat any vegetables
- don’t like to sit or even be at the dinner table.
- gag and vomit when eat.
I’ve seen all the cases, but the hardest case of all was my own.
I want to share something that worked for us.
I want to offer you and your child a solution that, as a mother of a previously picky eater myself, I have been looking for for years!
Are you on board?
Two things you need to know:
- Your child or you are not broken/weird/crazy/etc.
- In order to be successful at feeding your child, you must have a mindset shift.
In the process of finding a solution for my own daughter and to help the thousands of parents who’ve approached me over the years, I’ve created a bundle of solid resources to help parents of picky eaters.
I’ve approached world-leading experts who specialize in feeding children and asked them questions on your behalf.
I’ve done this so that you don’t have to go to see a million experts and visit different practitioners who will help you to “fix your child”.
Your child is not broken and doesn’t need fixing, all you need to do is change your perspective and learn some practical tools and then implement them with your child.
This program is not a quick fix, so don’t even bother if you are looking for a quick strategy.
This interview series is designed to find the root cause of your child’s struggle with food, and provide you with the tools necessary to help him/her.
I’ve interviewed world-leading experts on feeding children, people who I’ve been following for years.
Among them are a nutritionist, occupational therapist, feeding expert, feeding therapist, pediatrician, a DOR expert (from The Ellyn Satter Institute), EQ expert, life coach, a meal plan provider, and someone who specializes in teaching kids to help you cook.
My number one goal with this program is to help you create a solid database of resources, experts, books, programs and tools you can turn to, to help you feed your child with love and good sense.
I personally have learned so much and was happy to see my daughter responding so beautifully to the different strategies I’ve tried and implemented.
If you take the time to listen and then do the work you will see drastic changes in your child’s interest in food. Not just healthy food, I talk about food in general, because I know some children don’t want to eat at all, which makes their parents nervous and anxious.
Feeding our children is ingrained in us and I know how stressful and nerve-wracking it is to have a child who resists and/or rejects food.
As a parent, you want to feed your child lovingly and then send her off to play and do your own stuff.
I get it. I want that too!
This program is for you if:
- You want to transform your child from picky to a healthy eater.
- You are willing to let go of the need to be right and allow others to guide you
- You are willing to change your mindset and allow yourself to be coachable.
- You are tired and annoyed by mealtime and ready for a change
- You are ready to try a different approach
- Your intuition is telling you that there must be another way to do this, that feeding shouldn’t be so damn hard and frustrating.
- You feel called to advocate for your child through learning and educating yourself
- You feel (and maybe know deep down inside) that your pediatrician is wrong and that there is no need to supplement your child with sweet meal replacements shakes (such as Pediasure or Boost).
This program isn’t for you if:
- You’re not willing to open your mind
- You don’t trust anyone to help you
- You don’t believe this problem is solvable
- You don’t want to do the work necessary to transform your child’s relationship with food
- You’re addicted to suffering and complaining and prefer to stay small instead of stepping into your higher, more resourceful self.
How does this program work?
This program consists of eleven interviews I’ve done with various experts from the world of food, nutrition, health and feeding. These are not random conversations I’ve had with people, but rather strategic questions I’ve had myself and have had clients ask me with regards to how to feed a picky child who is struggling with food and eating.
Who are the experts I interviewed?
Jenny McGlothlin, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of feeding disorders for children from birth through the teen years.
I interviewed her about the STEPS+ feeding program she’s developed to help feed extreme picky eaters.
Carol Danaher is Board President and Faculty at the Ellyn Satter Institute. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins.
We talked about Ellyn Satter’s Division-of-Responsibility (DOR) and I loved her practical advice on how to use this model as well as on some of the most helpful principles from Ellyn Satter’s bestselling book Child of Mine, which is the gold standard in learning to feed children with love and good sense.
Dr. Orlena Kerek is a pediatric doctor, mother of 4 and author of “Feeding Toddlers” and “Crunch! Put a Stop to Picky Eating and Help Your Kids Love Veggies.” She helps parents who are struggling with picky eaters and “vegetable resistant kids” to find fun and easy ways to make healthy eating a habit.
I interviewed her on How To Feed Toddlers And Help Them To Love Food? I loved her sense of humor and practical strategies! You don’t want to miss this one out!
Rhea Lalla is a Conscious Parenting Coach, Author, EQ Specialist and the Inventor of the SuzieQ Doll designed to help kids talk about their deepest feelings. For the last two decades, she had successfully supported families on how to create dreamy relationships. Rhea guides both kids and parents on how to express themselves calmly and communicate in ways that inspire listening and deep connection. You can find out more about her programs and coaching at www.buildgreatminds.com.
I interviewed her on Fostering Emotional Intelligence In Sensitive Children (picky eaters are often sensitive and empathetic children).
Meredith Deasley, author of three books on raising healthy kids physically, emotionally and spiritually. Her work is read in over 120 countries and 2400 cities.
Meredith has helped hundreds of families solve their physical and emotional health challenges. She conducts nutrition and emotional health seminars for corporations, health shows, schools and more.
I interviewed her about Four practical strategies to reverse picky eating. This interview was GOLD!! My daughter responded the best to these strategies!
Amy has a bachelor’s degree in health education, and Natalie a Registered Dietitian. Together they run the website, Super Healthy Kids where they share recipes that encourage parents to share healthy food with their kids in a variety of ways.
They shared a video presentation about How to Have a Healthy Meal on the Table Every Night Even When You Don’t Have Time
Katie Kimball owns Kitchen Stewardship, a blog that helps families stay healthy without going crazy. Along with her 4 children, she created the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse to help other parents teach their kids to cook so that they too can get a little break (and raise healthy children who can eat their vegetables). The course serves over 6,000 families from 6 continents and over 10,000 kids are learning to cook!
She shared great strategies on Getting Picky Eaters Involved In The Kitchen & Teach Them How To Cook.
An interview with Leslie Bienz about Tube-Feeding, Blenderized Diet and How she’s helped change hospital policy in regards to kids who are fed through a tube. This is a must interview if you’re child is fed through a tube!
You can read Leslie’s story here.
I’ve created this entire interview series first and foremost for me. I know this sounds selfish, but it’s true.
Producing this project helped me to understand my daughter better and help us to overcome the challenge we were having around food.
You’ll hear me interviewing my daughter in April 2018, about a month after I’ve finished this interview series. Hopefully, this will give you the perspective of your child.
I’ve also attached a PDF with additional questions you can ask your child to establish your connection and willingness to try new things.
What’s included in the program?
- 11 interviews with leading experts.
- Highlights – written summary of each interview.
- Worksheets – each interview is accompanied by a PDF worksheet designed to help you implement the suggestions at home with your child.
- Video presentations
- PDF you can hang in your kitchen as reminders for you and the kids
Why should you invest in this program?
One study had shown that families with picky eaters are more likely to fight over food, argue, and be too preoccupied with food.
This, in turn, has a negative effect on your relationship with your child and might create a negative vibe between parents.
Moreover, studies show that picky eating gets worse if not addressed in time. It’s best to solve this problem while kids are still young. The younger the better.
How to solve a picky eating problem?
First, you need CLARITY.
You want to understand your child, the condition, and yourself better BEFORE you’re choosing any action.
Every family is different and clarity will help you to take the right action that is good for your family.
This program will save you thousands of dollars, endless and expensive appointments with therapists, coaches, nutritionists, doctors, dieticians, etc.
All you need is included in this program – I’ve interviewed a:
- Medical doctor specializes in healthy eating and feeding
- Dietician specializing in creating feeding programs for children on a national level, as well as a board president with the Ellyn Satter Institute.
- Nutritionist specializing in feeding kids
- An Occupational therapist specializing in feeding extreme picky eaters and author of a book on this topic.
- Parenting coach specializing in emotional resilience and mindfulness
- Life, health coach and author of three books specializing in healthy eating for the whole family.
- An interview with a mom of a tube-fed baby on her experience feeding her child the blenderized diet.
- The owners of SuperHealthyKids.com a wildly successful website that provides ideas for healthy family meals and creators of the meal planning App Prepare.
- The owner of the famous website KitchenStewardship.com and creator of the eCourse Kids Cook Real Food
- As well as an interview with my own daughter to give you the perspective of your child.
Inside this program you have all the tools and resource you need to solve picky eating once and for good!
- Mealtime is actually fun (YES it’s possible!)
- There are no more power struggles at the table.
- You feel confident as a parent, you feel in control.
- You know exactly which nutrient-rich to serve your picky eater so you know they are getting enough nutrition
- You know how to offer food to your child in an appealing and enticing way so they are more willing to try.
- Your child is willing to try new foods and you enjoy feeding her
- You don’t feel powerless in front of your child and you don’t cave in and don’t back down
- Your child is eating willfully the food you’ve worked so hard to prepare
- Your child enjoys food and eats without fits.
- Your child eats vegetables!
- Your child takes no longer than 20-30 minutes to eat.
- Your child thrives and grows as expected and you feel confident that they’re on the right track.
- You don’t have to spoon-feed
- Your child weans himself off of baby food at the right time for him
- You don’t have to bribe your child with a dessert or sweets
- Your child doesn’t call food ‘yuck’!
- You don’t have to feed your child with Pediasure.
Who am I and why should you listen to me?
My name is Dorit Palvanov, I’m a wife and mom of three kids. One of them used to be a very picky eater and lost so much weight that we could see her bones sticking out! That was scary!
I am a registered holistic nutritionist and host of the popular show – Confident, Energized and Sexy Mama, a weekly podcast for moms who are ready to thrive as women, wives and mothers.
I’ve helped thousands of parents feed their picky eaters better food options with love and good sense through online resources, feeding programs and one-on-one coaching.
I’ve created this program first and foremost for myself. As mentioned earlier, our daughter became extremely difficult to feed. She resisted everything I offered! I felt hopeless, weak and unsuccessful as a mother.
This has negatively impacted our relationship so much so that I’ve begun resenting my own child!
It was hard, uninspiring and painful to see my child being more in control than I was. This is not how I envisioned motherhood to be.
I was looking for solutions for my own child’s picky eating problem and used my platform as a podcast host and interviewer to ask experts and leaders in this field how to change this around.
This was like getting counseling for a fraction of the price!
As a podcast host for the past 2.5 years, I see the power of interviews!
It’s like eavesdropping on someone else’s conversation, we all like to know what other people are talking about. Research shows that listening to interviews (or eavesdropping) is a much better way to learn and retain information!
I’ve decided to use my superpower interviewing skills and invited experts who specialize in feeding children to share their knowledge, advice and strategies with you!
Imagine going to see all these people for a consultation, this would cost you thousands of dollars! Instead, consider investing in this program which will cost you only $47 and you get access to all these amazing interviews.
This program is worth $1K+ but you’ll only pay $47!
That’s a fraction of the price!
What will happen if you don’t buy this program?
Like I mentioned previously, Picky Eating becomes a more serious problem if ignored. The sooner you take action against it, the faster you’ll be able to eliminate this struggle and enjoy your child.
Also, you won’t have to go through the struggled I went through in order to help my daughter become a healthier eater. I wish there was a program like this when I was struggling, this is the best solution for this problem!
This program is well rounded, balanced and holistic in terms of the advice and knowledge you’re going to gain from it. There’s nothing like it out there!
Not only are you going to get a great program that actually works and will help you to solve your child’s’ picky eating problem, I am going to give you 100% money-back guarantee if you show me that you’ve actually implemented all the techniques, strategies and have completed all the worksheets int he program.