Picky Eating
PICKY EATING: STRATEGIES FOR SHIFTING FROM STRUGGLE TO SUCCESS
Picky eating comes up time and again as a stubborn childhood feeding problem. Parents are trying their best to get their children to eat. Pressure builds as everyone gives parents practical advice and dutiful doctors tell them how important it is to get their children to eat. What parents and children need is less pressure, not more. The problem of pickiness is an issue appropriately addressed in primary care practice. But what are the key pieces of information you need to ask? Once you identify the causal and contributing factors, then what? The road to success in treating feeding problems is clearly defined in the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model.

Moderated And Presented By The Ellyn Satter Institute

  • Presenter: Peggy Crum, MA, RD—ESI Faculty and Board Member
  • Presenter: Kerry Regnier, MPH, RDN, LDN—ESI Faculty Member
  • Moderator: Anne Blocker, MS, RDN, CDE—ESI Executive Director and Faculty Member
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the picky eater versus the finicky eater.


  • List at least 5 ways parents apply pressure for their children to eat.


  • Explain the interrelationship between developmental stage and feeding dynamics.


  • Describe a time-tested way of teaching the division of responsibility in feeding (sDOR) that parents will relate to and remember when they need it most.
Live Webinar Date: Dec 15, 2016   (03:00 PM - 04:30 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3010, 3050, 5070, 6010
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 10.2.7, 9.1.2, 9.1.5, 9.3.1
Target Audience: RDs, CDEs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.5
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $27

About the Presenters

Peggy Crum, MA, RD
Peggy Crum

Peggy Crum, MA, RD, is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in health and risk communication. Her early career was in pediatrics, first at St. Paul Children's Hospital, then in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University where she guided families of children with special needs with the help of Satter's feeding dynamics model. Currently Peggy is a nutritionist for MSU's health promotion and student health education programs where Satter's eating competence model informs her writing, program development, and counseling. Peggy trained with Ellyn Satter in Treating the Dieting Casualty in 2007 offering How To Eat to individuals and groups since then.




Kerry Regnier, MPH, RDN, LDN
Kerry Regnier

Kerry Regnier, MPH, RDN, LDN, is a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist with a master's degree in public health. She has spent the majority of her career helping families do their best with feeding. She has done medical nutrition therapy in a tertiary care center, taught educators and child care providers the ins and outs of feeding, done advocacy work for dietitians, and served as university adjunct nutrition faculty. She currently is an administrator for a pediatric medical practice and is integrated into that primary care setting as a consulting dietitian. There, she has the privilege of working with families on a daily basis, helping them navigate the feeding process from birth to and through the teen years. She knew from early on in her career that the eating and feeding models of the Ellyn Satter Institute help guide people to a healthy relationship with food and feeding, helping return joy to meals.



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