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Sun, 11 Jun



The Body Image Workshop

Helping children embrace their bodies and empowering you to raise a body confident child.

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The Body Image Workshop
The Body Image Workshop

Time & location

11 Jun 2023, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Warkworth, Totara Park Village, Warkworth 0910, New Zealand

Event details

Imagine a world where children can grow up feeling happy and confident in their own skin. 

I am on a mission to change the narrative and create a better future for the next generation, and I need your help to do it. Unfortunately, society teaches children to feel bad about themselves, and rates of body dissatisfaction and eating disorders have doubled globally over the past decade. This crisis is especially pronounced in New Zealand's youth.

The good news is that parents and caregivers can make a significant difference. Together, we can challenge the status quo and raise children who feel good about themselves and their bodies. This workshop offers practical strategies for cultivating a positive relationship with food and your body.

During the workshop, you will learn how to troubleshoot common nutrition problems and create an environment that empowers kids to feel confident in their own skin. When children feel resilient and self-assured, they can thrive in the face of life's challenges.

Our goal is to help you raise children who feel good, eat well, and have a positive body image. By attending this workshop, you will be taking a significant step towards creating a world where mental health issues and eating disorders are no longer the norms.

This workshop is practical, evidence-based, and delivered with a healthy dose of compassion and kindness. Join us and help create a brighter future for our children.

During the workshop we will cover:

  • What influences body image and the effects of social media on young people's self-esteem
  • Why diets don't work and what to do instead
  • How parents can be positive role models by examining their own attitudes towards their bodies
  • How to support foster positive health behaviours that nurture body confidence
  • What to do if you’re concerned about your child’s weight 
  • Strategies for dealing with sugar and other "treat foods"
  • Introducing mindful and intuitive eating practices
  • Recognizing signs of disordered eating and where to turn for advice and support

Led by expert presenter Rachael Wilson, a Registered Dietitian with nearly 20 years of experience working with both adults and children in nutrition and body image work. Rachael specializes in mindful eating, body image, family feeding, and eating disorders, and as a parent herself, she understands the importance of balancing real-life approaches with self-compassion, mindfulness, and positive parenting practices.

Bonus extras:​

  • Receive a copy of our guide to body-positive resources for your child.
  • Have dedicated you-time in the workshop to focus on your individual goals for your family.
  • Time to ask your burning nutrition questions from one of New Zealand's leading experts in body image and family feeding.

Raise a child who feels good about themselves and their body. Together we can change the narrative. 

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    Early Bird ends 31st May

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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.

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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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