Parent Eating Competence: Considerations in Eating Disorder Treatment
PARENT EATING COMPETENCE: CONSIDERATIONS IN EATING DISORDER TREATMENT
Family based feeding is straight forward on the surface. The approach takes advantage of the parent’s knowledge as it relates to their child’s eating so that they can feed their child in recovery. But what happens if the parent you are working with does not have sound eating or feeding practices to begin with? They may be dealing with their own distortions or confidence and will need support. As a clinician, you may find yourself managing more than one client in a family when working in the eating disorder field.

Moderated And Presented By The Ellyn Satter Institute

  • Moderator: Peggy Crum, MA, RD—ESI Faculty and Board Member
  • Presenter: Jennifer Harris, RDN, LD, CEDRD—ESI Faculty Member
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Utilize the adult eating competence model to support parents with feeding their child struggling with an eating disorder.


  • Utilize the Satter Division of Responsibility and Satter Feeding Dynamics as part of care planning in eating disorder recovery.


  • Understand the protective and universal nature of sDOR and fdSatter for family members who do not have an eating disorder.


  • Broaden their assessments to include Satter informed treatment planning.
Live Webinar Date: May 29, 2020   (03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 6020, 7160
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.5, 4.2.8, 9.3.5, 10.2.11
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenters

Jennifer Harris, RDN, LD, CEDRD
Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris, RDN LD CEDRD, is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist. She is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She is a member of the Ellyn Satter Institute Faculty. She has a varied work background which includes working at a WIC clinic, in an acute care hospital setting as a clinical dietitian, and as part of a student health service/wellness promotions clinic at an all-female college. For over 24 years Jennifer has worked at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, MN and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. She works with children and adults to support their efforts to achieve effective and functional feeding and eating. Her work in the area of eating disorders led her to the conclusion that the Satter eating competence and feeding dynamics models are protective for children when considering prevention and treatment modalities for childhood feeding and eating issues, including pediatric weight divergence trends. Since her first exposure to the Satter feeding dynamics model in 1996, she has incorporated it into her practice to support patients and family members during treatment.




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.



Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Ellyn Satter Institute Webinar

Eating Competence and Family Meals: Bridging Theory to Practice

On Demand
Live Date: (Jun 20,2017)
Expiration Date: (Jun 19,2020)

Rating: 4.48 out of 5

Instructor(s): Jennifer Harris, RDN, LD, CEDRD , Peggy Crum, MA, RD

Duration: 1.5 hours