Making Mealtimes Better: Structure, Nurture & Boundaries

This accessible on-line workshop is designed for parents of older infants, toddlers and pre-school children. It aims to provide a space alongside other parents to listen, learn, share, practice and develop a new perspective on toddler mealtimes: Making Mealtimes Better!


Facilitated by Paediatric Nutrition, Carine Henry RD has been supporting parents of young children with feeding difficulties, both in the NHS and independent practice, for 30 years. The workshop is offered to support those families dealing with food refusal, anxieties around feeding and eating, children with limited feeding experience, and eg. reliance on iPad at mealtimes. These workshops are possible now by the familiarity we have with zoom and online meetings!  The context we’ll use to look at this topic will be feeding as learning.

Workshop Overview and Dates for 2023

Available to interested families or individuals with young children, the workshops consist of 3 x 60-minute fortnightly sessions, held on-line on Tuesdays at 1.30 – 2.30pm over a 6-week period. Please take a look at the Making Mealtimes Better Overview outlining the learning outcomes and key themes of structure, nurture and boundaries.

For families and individuals who have previously attended an individual appointment, you will already be working with specific areas of feeding or nutrition with your child. This workshop will help you develop further skills using praise and encouragement; strategies to develop and maintain new feeding skills and set boundaries for yourself and mealtime management.

For those who have not, this workshop will equip you with a framework of feeding/nutrition understanding and knowledge alongside those skills and strategies to help make mealtimes better! Specific or individual advice for medical conditions will not be possible during the workshops.

May 2023:  2nd, 16th, 30th

June 2023: 6th, 20th June and 4th July

September/October 2023:   12th, 26th September and 10th October

November/December 2023: 7th, 21st November and 5th December

Do please contact me to express your interest here.

Cost £90, alternative payment options available