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Feeding Children – Success is in the Details

About this training program

Feeding Children – Success is in the Details will explore the intricacies involved in the application of the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR). Expert Ellyn Satter Institute (ESI) faculty members will walk you through how to set parents and caregivers on a path to success and avoid common pitfalls. You will work through nine modules including three case studies while interacting with your instructors and fellow participants via virtual chat. You will also have the opportunity to attend a live one-hour Q&A with an ESI faculty member in the fall (details TBD).

What you will learn from this training

  • The value of assessing parents’ adherence to the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding using the sDOR 2-6 year tool
  • Five principles to help parents take leadership with feeding, including strategies for offering unfamiliar, less nutritious and challenging foods
  • How to address feeding challenges such as picky eating and weight diverence, and how to manage forbidden foods

What you’ll get

A carefully curated mix of informative, engaging, and interactive expert content including:

  • 12+ hours of instruction, self-directed learning and application
  • New, recorded presentations and video simulations by ESI faculty members to watch, pause, and replay
  • Digital workbook
  • Small group virtual discussion (chat) to review concepts and case studies
  • Digital copies of two popular Feeding with Love and Good Sense booklets
  • Opportunity to attend a live  one-hour Q&A session with an ESI faculty member in the fall 2023 (details TBD)
  • One-time discount for Ellyn Satter Institute store
  • Three year access to the course

Enrollment dates

June – September 2023


Regular – $449

See below for more discounts:

  • OPHA members (log in for discount): $359
  • Group (3+ ticket) – contact

Not sure if this program is right for you? Our Senior Policy and Program Strategist, registered dietitian, and ESI faculty member Sandy Maxwell, would be happy to connect with you to answer any questions you may have. To connect with Sandy, please call 416-367-3313 ext. 202, or email at


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