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Ellyn Satter Institute

Bringing must-have training opportunities and resources to you! View what is coming up below.

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, early childhood educators, 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.

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.

Training opportunities

Contact us for information on the following possible training opportunities for you or your organization.

  1. Customized workshops
  2. Keynotes
  3. Small group presentations
  4. Consultations

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 email

Who is this training for?

  • Registered dietitians and other health care professionals who provide child feeding advice and support to parents and caregivers of children 0 -12 years
  • Anyone looking to learn more about Ellyn Satter’s evidence based Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR) and eating competence models

Upcoming Training

Upcoming workshop registration is now open for Feeding Children- Success is in the Details. Learn more and register here. Registration is open until the end of September.

Upcoming webinars:

Busting 3 Common Myths about Working with People with Type 1 Diabetes on September 26, 2023 from 3:30-4:40 pm CST.

Applying sDOR in Tube Weaning Young Children on October 24th, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 pm CST.


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 and educational opportunities for dietitians and other health professionals.


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