Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

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How to Teach Healthy Eating to Picky Eaters

Trying to get toddlers or preschoolers to eat new foods? Worried that your 2-5 year olds aren't getting the nutrition they need? Child-Feeding Expert Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD., will share picky eating solutions that actually work (without being forceful or sneaky). Also, discover what common strategies inadvertently undermine children’s well-being.


  • Discover the developmental causes of picky eating for toddlers and preschoolers.

  • Explore strategies that will support kids to develop confidence and competence in trying new foods.

« Bring a bag lunch (½ hour lunch).

« Suitable for students, parents, novice, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infant/toddlers to school age children.

Presenter: Kristen Yarker. Child-feeding expert Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD helps caregivers support picky eaters to try new foods on their own, without being forceful or sneaky. Since 2008 she has been working with caregivers to provide good nutrition for their children and instill a love of food that lasts a lifetime. Kristen is a consultant for health authorities, the BC Ministry of Health, and non-profit organizations. Check out her column in Urban Baby and Toddler Magazine, articles on Modern Mama's website, and quotes in magazines such as Today's Parent and Best Health. www.KristenYarker.com

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop starts, or if it’s missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund
  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable to their learning needs. If you have a question, call us before registering.
  2. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need a Promo Code received by email to register. Be sure to use this promo code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed.
  3. Payment must be made at time of registration to reserve your seat.
  4. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to presenter and participants.
  5. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop time. Please make child care arrangements.
  6. Participants must stay for the full workshop to receive a certificate of participation, which will be provided at the end.
  7. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop date.
  8. These are non-credit workshops (cannot be applied towards the completion of a certificate, diploma or degree).
  9. Receipts and handouts are always sent by email.
  10. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/becomean-early-childhood-educator/renew-maintain-ece-certification

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Event Info

Date: Mar 9, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Duration: 4 hours
Fee: $65.00
FCC Fee: $50.00 (Promo Code)

Contact Info

Rosa Ng 
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
604-709-5661 EXT 221 

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