Raising Confident Eaters
The online course that helps you help your kids cultive + maintain a healthy, positive relationship with food + their bodies.
- Learn how to manage food in your homes, and what to teach your kids to help them become Intuitive Eaters.
- Start experiencing positive, happy family meals.
- Learn how to talk to your kids about nutrition without making them stress out about food.
- Become empowered to teach your child the body image skills they need to grow up confident.
- Work to heal your own relationship with food + your body so you can model that for your child.
Here's what you'll get inside Raising Confident Eaters:
Raising Confident Eaters is a 4-module, comprehensive video course that walks you through how to help your kids cultivate a positive relationship with food + their bodies.
- 24/7 and LIFETIME access (including all updates)
-Downloadable workbook for note-taking, self-reflection, and planning
Module 1: The Parent/Child Feeding Relationship
- Learn what your jobs and what and your kids’ jobs are in the parent/child feeding relationship (the Division of Responsibility). This prevents pressure, contention, and struggles at meal + snack times and allows space for kids to learn Intuitive Eating skills.
- Learn how to combine permission + structure in a way that supports predictable and reliable eating patterns, but also leaves room for your child’s food preferences, hunger and fullness levels, and innate body wisdom.
- Learn how to support different types of kids with different feelings + behaviors around food by creating a more trusting feeding relationship.
Module 2: Feeding Tips + Strategies
- Dive into specific meal and snack time tips + strategies for what to serve, what to say, and how to build Intuitive Eating skills at each eating event.
- Discuss positive + supportive ways to talk to your kids about nutrition.
- Explore commonly asked questions around sugar, weight, eating outside the home, warning signs for disordered eating, food aversions, and more.
Module 3: Cultivating Positive Body Image
- Understand the necessity of cultivating a positive body image from a very young age.
- Set realistic expectations about what positive body image, and how to best cultivate it.
- Explore your own weight bias and how it may be affecting how you feed + feel about your children. Challenge that bias to best support them in developing a healthy relationship with their bodies.
Module 4: Lead by Example
- Reflect on your own parent/child feeding relationship growing up and identify how those experiences could be influencing your current beliefs and behaviors around food and your body.
- Create your own flexible structure as a way to re-parent yourself, and provide a framework for positive experiences with food that build your trust and confidence.
- Take specific steps for creating your own positive body image to model it for your children.
In addition to all videos within each module, you’ll also receive a comprehensive workbook for note-taking, self-reflection, and planning.
Teaching your child how to become a Confident Eater is one of the best gifts you can give them...and yourself!
Why is this so important?
Your child will grow up to be in the body that is meant for them...if you allow them to.
Parents who try to influence the size of their kids’ bodies do zero good...and actually, a tremendous amount of harm.
Intentional weight loss is only positively associated with weight gain (and weight cycling) and children who diet are more likely to be heavier adults than those children who don’t.
In one study, 1 in 4 kids who dieted developed an eating disorder.
If your child needs to manipulate food in order to be a different size, that’s not the weight they are supposed to be at.
What about the other 3 kids in that statistic?
There is a spectrum of disordered eating - mild, moderate, and severe.
Diets would be classified as any label of food as “good” or “bad,” or restricting intake of certain foods, food groups, or macronutrients.
Restriction only leads to preoccupation with that food.
You’ll find your child is more likely to have disordered eating behaviors when foods are off-limits.
Their health and wellbeing are important to you, as they should be.
Fatphobia, weight stigma, and fixation on body size + food aren’t healthy.
You can teach your child to accept, respect, and take care of their body, no matter its size.
The BEST way to support your child is to help them come to truly believe that they are more than what they eat or what they look like, and to be resilient in an appearance- and food-obsessed world.
What our course participants are saying:
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"I loved the workshop...and it changed the way I feed my children. I had done a lot of work on my own food + body image and I wanted to make sure that I had the tools to help my children navigate in the world we live in.
I loved learning about the division of responsibilities. That is what has stuck with me the most. I don't need to control everything when it comes to food and I have a lot more trust in myself and in my children.
Also, allowing my kids to have something sweet multiple times a day was a game-changer. I no longer feel like I have to monitor or keep track of every sweet they eat because they know they can have some when they feel the need and they are able to regulate for themselves how much they need or want because they aren't worried that they will never see it again.
We have a wide variety of foods in our house and I allow my kids to honor their preferences.
We are able to have conversations about food + body image more often.
My children have said multiple times that they feel like the atmosphere around food in our home has become a lot more relaxed + enjoyable since I attended the workshop...It is truly life-changing."
Raising Confident Eaters Student
"I attended the Raising Confident Eaters workshop because I had found peace with food myself, but noticed that my husband and I naturally started using strategies with our 3-year-old that felt like diet culture.
We were saying things like, "If you eat all your broccoli, you can have a treat afterward," and it just didn't sit right with me to NOT give her full permission with food, when I was practicing giving that to myself.
Right away, the principles taught resonated with me. It was a wise and practical way to teach my daughter that food was safe and neutral, while providing the structure that helped my experience not feel chaotic or permissive.
After sharing the information with my husband, it was SO much easier to get on the same page about the food experience in our own home.
Now we are better problem-solvers when food isn't working smoothly with our daughter.
It's been wonderful to see her enjoy mealtimes more and be more flexible with her own food choices as a result of the changes we implemented
At this point, food is a non-issue in our home, and that is truly a gift!"
Why we created this course:
We are both moms and nutrition professionals who have professional + personal experience in how to best foster healthy eating habits and positive body image.
We also work with many adults who struggle with food + their body BECAUSE of childhood eating and body image experiences.
So instead of pulling people out of the stream…
We're here to help you prevent them from falling in, in the first place.
And, as you’ll find out in this course, so many of the principles of raising confident eaters are the same ways for you to become a Confident Eater yourself.
The same strategies we'll teach you about feeding kids will apply to how you feed yourself as well.
Our mission at Eat Confident Co. is to bridge the gap between food rules and food freedom.
We do that by helping you create an environment that is conducive to positive experiences with food... because that will build your confidence in your natural ability to eat and care for yourself.
We’ve created this course to help you foster positive eating experiences for your kids that will cultivate + maintain their natural intuitive eating abilities.
We are SO happy to help you do that, and recognize the great honor + privilege it is to be invited into your homes through this course.
We recognize the trust you are putting in us, and we don’t take it lightly!
Get started on your journey to heal your own relationship with food + your body, while helping your kids do the same!
Is Raising Confident Eaters right for you?
Who this course is for:
- Parents who are ready to quit controlling or manipulating weight, food, or food behaviors in their kids.
- Parents who are noticing concerning food/body image behaviors in their children, and want to dig deeper into why it’s happening + what they can do differently.
- Parents who are willing to take the long-view in helping their children develop a healthy relationship with food + their bodies.
Who this course is NOT for:
- Parents of children with eating disorders, or children engaging in risky behaviors like dieting, restrictive eating, purging or secretive binge eating. These situations are best addressed with personalized interventions by an RD, therapist, and/or physician.
- Parents of children with severe food aversions and sensory issues, which are best addressed with personalized interventions by an RD, therapist, physician, and/or Occupational Therapist.
- Parents who want to control or limit food, or want to focus on weight-loss interventions.
How much does Raising Confident Eaters cost?
It’s definitely possible to learn how to do this on your own….but there are massive benefits to investing in yourself and getting guidance + support to make this process less lonely…and far more efficient.
You could read books, follow social media accounts, and dig into the research + information on your own…
…but nothing will ever fully replace the direct support + guidance from experienced professionals who know how to get you where you want to go.
We’ll help you feel more confident in teaching these skills to your kids…without the overwhelm + confusion.
Rather than wasting time, money, and energy, flailing around trying to figure it out yourself, you’ll have access to our expert guidance + support.
The Raising Confident Eaters course costs $200.
Click the link below to purchase the course!
Emily Fonnesbeck is a Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Therapist, and Eating Disorder Provider living in Hyde Park, Utah with her husband and 4 kids.
She owns a private practice with a professional focus on treating eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, and digestive issues.
She knows how it feels to be confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated with food while hating your body, which is why she is passionate about helping individuals just like you create a peaceful relationship with food and your body, building confidence in your own natural ability to know how to eat.
Stephanie Webb (MS) is a Holistic Nutritionist, Eating Psychology Coach, and certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who works with women to take the guilt + stress out of healthy living.
Stephanie is the co-founder of Eat Confident Co., an online group coaching program, and runs her own nutrition coaching practice.
She is a host of the Eat with Confidence podcast and loves spreading her message of food + body confidence. She has worked with hundreds of women in her online coaching practice and also teaches live in-person workshops across the country.
Stephanie lives in Houston, TX with her husband and three kids.