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Sat, 10 Jul


New Shoots Papamoa

Find peace at the dinner table: Papamoa

Raising kids to eat well and enjoy food is often easier said than done. Information on what kids should be eating is plentiful, but that doesn't always translate into what our little ones want to eat - let alone a good vibe at the dinner table!

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Find peace at the dinner table: Papamoa
Find peace at the dinner table: Papamoa

Time & location

10 Jul 2021, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

New Shoots Papamoa, 5 Twin Oak Avenue, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118, New Zealand

Event details

In collaboration with New Shoots Papamoa children's centre, we are proud to offer the community a practical introduction to raising a happy healthy eater. 

Imagine a world where children grew into adults who ate well and loved their bodies? Imagine if your child would devour fruit and veggies with delight? Or if your child turned to you with a half-eaten muffin and then tells you they've had enough and are full? What if you could try out new foods and explore different tastes and your child could enjoy trying them? Imagine letting go of the stress and worry at mealtimes. 

Raising young children to eat well and enjoy food is often easier said than done. Information on what kids should be eating is plentiful, but that doesn't always translate into what our little ones want to eat - let alone a good vibe at the dinner table!    

Developing a positive relationship with food and our bodies is key to achieving overall health and wellness. Children who are confident in their bodies, who eat a variety of food, and enjoy being at the table, have skills that help them experience both health and happiness. 

Over the years, we have helped hundreds of families bring peace and joy back to their table. 

Our workshop helps you to think beyond nutrition, to creating mealtime routines that nourish hearts, minds and bellies!    

The workshop includes: 

 * Top tips for feeding happy thriving young children 

 * How to avoid common mealtime frustrations- fussy eating, food refusal, throwing, all-day grazing! 

 * How to foster a good body image from a young age 

 * Nurturing your child's body confidence and autonomy 

 * Fact-check common misconceptions about family nutrition. 

 * How to manage those so-called "forbidden foods" eg. sugar

Bonus support from Registered Dietitian and Family Feeding expert:

* As a bonus you have an opportunity to problem-solving your family nutrition challenges with New Zealand's leading feeding specialist and paediatric dietitian Rachael Wilson who will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

If you'd like practical tips & evidence-based solutions for reducing mealtime stress we hope you'll consider joining our workshop. We would love to see you there!

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  • Early Bird

    Includes nibbles and refreshments. Tickets limited and ends on the 11th June.

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  • Double Ticket

    Two tickets- includes nibbles and refreshments

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  • Standard Ticket

    Includes nibbles and refreshments

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Food Tree events are hosted by

Rachael Wilson

Paediatric Dietitian,
Family Feeding Specialist

Rachael is a paediatric dietitian and family feeding specialist with a wide variety of experience and skills. Trained in SOS feeding therapy, Rachael is one of only 7 people worldwide selected by the Ellyn Satter institute in the USA to become one of their affiliate child feeding specialists.

She has a background in mindfulness and intuitive eating and is trained in mindful eating through The Centre for Mindful Eating and has undergone training in responsive feeding therapy, eating disorders and body image.

Don't miss out!

Here's what other parents are saying...

"Brilliant talk. So interesting and all of what was said makes perfect sense. Highly recommend"

"I learned so much from the presentation! Thank you. I am much more relaxed when it meal time now and my kids have become much easier to feed."

Isabelle Vincent

"I’m a huge fan of The Food Tree and their approach to mindful eating practices with children. They’re informative, knowledgeable, helpful and gentle. I’ve been to a few of their workshops now, and each time I come away with new tools on how to create a positive experience for children at meal times."

Gemma Vergo

"If you have the opportunity to attend one of their seminars, do it!!"

"Evidence-based, practical and empathetic advice that has helped our family relax at meal times, highly recommend!"

Start seeding a healthy and happy realtionship with food.

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