Session three –

What’s Love Got to Do With It: Relatedness in Responsive Feeding Therapy

How to request
Certificate of Attendance &
RD CEU Certificate

Course Description:

Feeding is by definition relational, and humans are wired for connection. Beginning with attachment, adding recent learning about neurobiology and development points towards a theory of regulation and co-regulation as pivotal to wellbeing. This session will explore the importance of self-regulation for health, feeding and digestion, and then expand to consider how adults can offer co-regulation to support healthy feeding. Feeding professionals will learn concrete steps to offer co-regulation to children as well as their parents. Co-regulation and cue-based feeding has been utilized in pre-term infant feeding. There’s plenty of research suggesting it’s time to extend a relational focus for feeding beyond infancy.

DURATION: 1.5 hours

Katja Rowell MD

Katja Rowell is a family doctor, author and responsive childhood feeding specialist. Described as “academic, but warm and down to earth,” she is a popular speaker and blogger and has appeared in numerous publications. Katja has developed an expertise in anxious and avoidant eating (including ARFID), food preoccupation, and supporting foster and adopted children and families. Katja is on the SPOON medical advisory board and founder of The Feeding Doctor. Her books include: Helping Your Child with Extremely Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders. Learn more about Katja at The Feeding Doctor.

CEU information:

Certificates of attendance and RD CEU certificates are issued for the entire 9-hour Foundational Series.  Information can be found here.