Kindful eating: Children and families part 1 and part 2
This two-day course is designed for nutrition and counselling professionals working with children and families around eating for well-being and body confidence, including navigate weight concerns.
Part one explores the theory supporting a shift to Kindful Eating within an evidence-based approach focused on health-gain and body respect for all, called 'well now'. We will consider how and why to integrate non-behavioural determinants of health into the clinical conversation on lifestyle and look at links between social factors and poor health outcomes. When we are aware of how non-dietary factors influence health our interventions are more ethical, effective and scientifically robust.
Part two translates evidence into practice. You’ll leave with hands-on strategies for supporting children to learn to eat in a relaxed and flexible manner that meets nutritional needs and develops body confidence. The workshop also shows you how to support parents and carers address their own eating and weight concerns so that they are better able to support children to develop this healthy relationship with food. Health-gain approaches are recommended by eating disorder organisations for healthy weight campaigns and eating disorder prevention work.
Participants receive a certificate of attendance.
About Lucy Aphramor
Dietitian Lucy Aphramor developed the concept of kindful eating as part of the 'well now' way. She is recognised internationally for her work integrating trauma, compassion and social justice into effective nutrition practise.