The Feeding Relationship and Eating Competence
THE FEEDING RELATIONSHIP AND EATING COMPETENCE: APPLYING FEEDING DYNAMICS PROGRAMMING TO NUTRITION EDUCATION
Parents want to raise "healthy" eaters which can be accomplished by facilitating a child's eating competence. Using research evidence and video clips, Dr. Harris discusses how parenting styles and attitudes in a feeding context are crucially important in the development of eating competence over time. This webinar offers both practical tools and opportunities for insight on how to apply feeding dynamics programming to nutrition education.

Please note: If Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility (sDOR) is a new term or concept for you, we recommend taking other Ellyn Satter webinars as listed in the "Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization" section at the bottom of the page.

Moderated And Presented By The Ellyn Satter Institute

  • Moderator: Peggy Crum, MA, RD—ESI Faculty and Board Member
  • Presenter: Cristen Harris, PhD, RDN, CSSD, CD, CEP, FAND
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe what it means to be a competent eater.


  • Describe the Satter Eating Competence model and the Satter Feeding Dynamics model.


  • Identify feeding practices that either undermine or support eating competence.


  • State assessment and treatment goals using Satter Feeding Dynamics model.
Live Webinar Date: Dec 15, 2020   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST)
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.3.4, 8.3.6, 8.3.7
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenters

Cristen Harris, PhD, RDN, CSSD, CD, CEP, FAND
Cristen Harris

Cristen Harris is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified sports dietitian and exercise physiologist. She has over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of settings including clinical care (hospital, sub-acute and long-term care), fitness and rehabilitation, community health, higher education, research, and private practice. Dr. Harris currently lives, plays and works in the Seattle area where she is an Associate Professor and Didactic Program Director at Bastyr University. In this dual role, she educates and advises future nutrition professionals, and researches factors that influence eating behaviors. She also maintains a small but robust private practice, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and child feeding issues. Her approach to counseling, education, research and parenting is greatly influenced by Satter's Feeding Dynamics and Eating Competence models that incorporate flexibility, attunement, trust, and responsiveness to body signals. Dr. Harris is passionate about facilitating the paradigm shifts in how youth and adults view their bodies, food and eating (with trust and joy!); how health and nutrition professionals advise clients and the public on food and eating (with the goal of eating competence!); and how parents feed their children (with an appropriate division of responsibility).




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.



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Live Date: (Oct 06,2020)
Expiration Date: (Oct 05,2023)

Rating: 4.40 out of 5

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Expiration Date: (Sep 20,2023)

Rating: 4.73 out of 5

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Duration: 1.5 hours

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On Demand
Live Date: (Jun 18,2020)
Expiration Date: (Jun 17,2023)

Rating: 4.65 out of 5

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Expiration Date: (May 28,2023)

Rating: 4.53 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

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Expiration Date: (Feb 12,2023)

Rating: 4.53 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

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On Demand
Live Date: (Sep 24,2019)
Expiration Date: (Sep 23,2022)

Rating: 4.68 out of 5

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On Demand
Live Date: (Oct 23,2018)
Expiration Date: (Oct 22,2021)

Rating: 4.63 out of 5

Instructor(s): Cristen Harris, PhD, RDN, CSSD, CD, CEP, FAND , Peggy Crum, MA, RD

Duration: 1 hour

Childhood Antecedents of Eating Disorders

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On Demand
Live Date: (Oct 09,2018)
Expiration Date: (Oct 08,2021)

Rating: 4.85 out of 5

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Duration: 1 hour

Extreme Picky Eating Treatment

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On Demand
Live Date: (May 08,2018)
Expiration Date: (May 07,2021)

Rating: 4.73 out of 5

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On Demand
Live Date: (Apr 24,2018)
Expiration Date: (Apr 23,2021)

Rating: 4.73 out of 5

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Duration: 1.5 hours

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On Demand
Live Date: (Dec 13,2017)
Expiration Date: (Dec 12,2020)

Rating: 4.53 out of 5

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