Resolving Picky Eating from the Inside Out

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
April 15 2021 to April 16 2021
General Knowledge

Meal time dynamics, culture, chemical food additives, and physiological development impact hormonal, sensory, and motor aspects of eating.  By addressing the socio-cultural, environmental, and developmental factors that impact eating, the occupational therapist can reduce mealtime stress and enhance a child's capacity to eat a greater variety of healthy, nutrient-dense foods.

This 2-day interactive workshop will explore the physiological (taste, texture, addictions, nutrient deficiencies, dysbiosis, neuro-endocrine imbalance) and cultural (habits, societal norms, industrial processing of food) factors behind picky eating.  It will reveal physiological signs of metabolic imbalance, engage with activity- based assessment tools, and address evidence-based lifestyle practices to broaden what a child will eat. Day 1 will focus on the science behind the symptoms and will define factors that contribute to picky eating. Day 2 will provide tools for assessment, review concrete strategies/intervention plans, and discuss how to use interprofessional collaboration to enhance a child's capacity to eat healthy, nutrient-dense foods.

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