Apr 28 2020


8:00 pm - 9:15 pm



Chicago Feeding Group Parent Support Group: For Parents of Picky Eaters

Please Note: This is a two-session support group; attendance at both sessions is highly encouraged. Sessions will be held on 4/21 and 4/28, from 8:00-9:15pm. A Zoom link will be sent out the day of each session.

It can be exceptionally difficult to parent a child who struggles to eat. Many children with sensory processing difficulties or picky eating tendencies find mealtimes to be challenging and unenjoyable as well. All of the implications of the shelter-in-place order adds yet another level of stress and increases the challenge to provide family meals that feel good for everyone.

The Chicago Feeding Group is hosting a two-week workshop and parent support forum to provide parents with practical strategies for mealtime peace and connect them with other parents who may be experiencing similar mealtime struggles. During these sessions, facilitated by professionals with experience in supporting families of picky eaters, parents will be given an opportunity to share their own story and be heard by other participants. This forum is intended to bring you a space free of judgment that will allow you to explore fears, worries, success, and dreams with other parents who may have similar thoughts and experiences.

These workshops are intended for parents whose children are picky eaters. This may include parents of children who are on the Autism spectrum, who have sensory-feeding challenges, or who are picky eaters for other reasons without underlying medical conditions (i.e. if your child has a feeding tube, this is not the course for you).

Facilitator: Tina Copeland MSSW, LCSW, DT, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Peer Mentor with Pediatric Therapy Network

Tina’s clinical practice is focused in the area of supporting families who have children with specialized developmental needs. She has been working with children and families for over 20 years as an evaluator, clinician, supervisor, and program director.

PROVIDERS: Please consider the families you work with, and share this information for those who may benefit from being a part of this workshop.