Adolescence Childhood

Making Mealtime Enjoyable for your Family

Expert: Sophie Ricard
Masterclass structure: 24 lessons (31:32 minutes)

About this class

In this masterclass, child nutritionist Sophie Ricard, empowers parents with the knowledge and resources necessary to establish a foundation of healthy eating habits for their children. Throughout the masterclass, Sophie provides parents with strategies to teach their children to accept new food in a way that works for the whole family. This is especially important for parents who feel isolated and worried about their child’s eating habits, which is incredibly common.


About the expert

Sophie Ricard, MsEd, NT, is a registered child nutritionist helping kids to thrive at school.Her work addresses how the food our children eat fuels their bodies and brains. She helps parents discover the right nutrition to feed their kids’ brains, and the strategies to help incorporate these foods into their lives with ease. In addition to her nutrition training, Sophie has extensive experience in education and feeding support for children. She combines this knowledge to share strategies to guide parents step by step to help their child to feel their best so they can thrive at school.Her website, is packed with expert advise, resources and tools for parents. Sophie is a registered member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

Lessons in this class

25 Lessons (31:32min)
0. Lesson - Working single parents 0:00
1. Lesson - Introduction 0:19
2. Lesson - Meet your expert 1:12
3. Lesson - Aim of this masterclass 0:35
4. Lesson - Let's focus on dinner: Why is dinner time important? 1:08
5. Lesson - Our goal: Developing effective strategies to make dinner time a success 1:11
6. Lesson - Beware: Success does not happen overnight 1:23
7. Lesson - Elements influencing our dinner time 0:28
8. Lesson - How does mealtime success look like? 1:05
9. Lesson - How are mealtimes for your family? 1:29
10. Lesson - Let's imagine you are your child at the dinner table 1:35
11. Lesson - Strategies to reduce stress at the dinner table 1:22
12. Lesson - Before dinner: Get the kids involved 1:59
13. Lesson - Before dinner: The transition activity 1:08
14. Lesson - Before dinner: Preferred food 0:54
15. Lesson - Before dinner: Separate dishes 1:26
16. Lesson - During dinner: Shifting control 2:16
17. Lesson - During dinner: The learning plate 3:22
18. Lesson - During dinner: Talking about food is not allowed 2:01
19. Lesson - After dinner: The useful clean up 1:55
20. Lesson - After dinner: Manage expectations 1:56
21. Lesson - Take home message 0:30
22. Lesson - Common question asked by parents: My partner is not on board 0:53
23. Lesson - Common question asked by parents: My child is only eating their preferred food. What do I do? 0:46
24. Lesson - Common question asked by parents: I have a picky eater. Will these strategies work? 0:39

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