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Hello Canada

I am so pleased that the Ellyn Satter Institute is partnering with Nutrition Connections to further expand the Satter eating and feeding models in Canada. I look forward to seeing lives transformed through education and training opportunities north of the border!

What you can expect

Ellyn Satter’s models expanded to the Canadian audience

World renowned Ellyn Satter Institute training for Canadian dietitians, speech language pathologists, family practice physicians, nurses, childcare providers and others! 

Training workshops in Canada

In-person workshops will be held in Canada.

New products for the Canadian context

The Ellyn Satter Institute and Nutrition Connections will collaborate on tools, training and resources using the latest evidence from Ellyn Satter to help Canadian practitioners with eating and feeding needs of their clients.

NEW Spring 2022 training:

Feeding Children – Success is in the Details

About this training program

This new program called Feeding Children – Success is in the Details will teach you how to help your clients apply 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 on case studies and interact with your instructors and fellow participants to explore the intricacies involved in application of the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR).

Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding

The Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR) involves parents taking leadership with the what, when, and where of feeding and letting their child decide how much and whether to eat what parents provide. Parents and caregivers who follow Satter Division of Responsibility (sDOR) with their child(ren), say that their lives have been transformed! While the principles are straightforward, the success of Satter Division of Responsibility (sDOR) is in the details.

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:

  • 10 – 12 hours of instruction, self-directed learning and application
  • New, recorded presentations and video simulations by ESI instructors to watch, pause, and replay
  • Virtual live instruction with ESI instructors
  • Small group virtual discussion to review concepts and case studies
  • Digital copies of two popular Feeding with Love and Good Sense booklets
  • One-time discount for Ellyn Satter Institute store
  • Full year access to the course
  • BONUS live Q&A session three months later
  • Digital workbook

Training dates

Part 1 – Independent learning through presentations, videos, case scenarios and digital workbook

Part 2 – Two hour virtual live session with ESI faculty member and other participants (May 31 or June 9). Session will be recorded to watch on demand.

Registration open until May 31, 2022

If you cannot attend the live session, not to worry! These sessions will be recorded and made available for a full year!

BONUS follow up live Q&A session – Wednesday September 7, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to noon EST


Regular – $449

See below for more discounts:

Not sure if this program is right for you? Our Senior Policy and Program Strategist and registered dietitian, Sandy Maxwell, would be happy to connect with you to answer any questions you may have. To connect with Sandy, please call 416-367-2034, or email at

Who should take this training?

Are you looking to further your professional mastery of the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR)? This program is designed for registered dietitians and other health care professionals who provide child feeding advice and support to parents and caregivers of children 0 -12 years.

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About Ellyn Satter

Ellyn Satter, MS, MSSW, is a dietitian, family therapist, and internationally recognized authority on eating and feeding. She founded the Ellyn Satter Institute to carry on the legacy of her ground-breaking work in eating and feeding. With Ellyn’s guidance, faculty of the Ellyn Satter Institute strive to continue and enhance the research and application of this esteemed work.

Transforming lives

Every year the Ellyn Satter Institute helps tens of thousands of parents, grandparents, children, teens, adults, and health professionals reimagine and reshape anxiety-infused relationships with food into joyful journeys of healthful well-being. The mission of the Ellyn Satter Institute is to transform lives by furthering Ellyn Satter’s models for positive and joyful eating and feeding.

Working together

Nutrition Connections and the Ellyn Satter Institute are working together to bring the best of Ellyn Satter’s work to Canada. Our goal is to further expand the Satter eating and feeding models in Canada by providing unique training training and educational opportunities for dietitians and other health professionals.


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