I work with parents by providing education on roles and responsibilities of parents and children, self-compassion exercises, and practical tips for planning meals. My work is based on a non-diet approaching using Ellyn Satter’s model.
Dr. Daisy & Co is a non-diet nutrition and sensory OT (occupational therapy) practice. We help parents help their kids build a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. We believe in the division of responsibility in feeding (E. Satter) and follow an eclectic intuitive eating and movement model. Kids learn to trust their own internal cues and enjoy food they love with eating competency. Parents learn how to provide structure and nurture without overstepping boundaries in feeding. We offer sensory occupational therapy for kids who need some extra help reading their internal hunger and fullness cues. We also specialize in treating eating disorders using a Family Based protocol.
My approach aims to support and empower a peaceful relationship with food and the body. It pulls from years of experience with clients, training in trauma, and motivational interviewing, along with dietetic training. Each client has unique situations and I work with each individually, pulling in family support when appropriate.
The first step in working with parents and families that are interested in influencing a child or teen’s eating and nutrition is education for themself and exposure to a qualified teacher and expert. With my credentials of a Masters in Public Health, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and Registered Yoga Teacher – I bring a holistic approach to supporting your health and overall well-being, because it’s about so much more than the food that someone puts in their body.
Together we can, without a single plan, number, restriction, or morality, redefine your definition of nutrition and health and look at ways of bringing the beautiful aspects of cooking and eating back into your life.