Nov 10 2021


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dear Parent: Navigating Challenging Mealtimes with Anxious Eaters

This event is for parents who are looking for new ways to support their child who struggles to eat and want mealtimes to feel more positive. Marsha will discuss the importance of strong and trusting relationships, providing appropriate opportunities for children to learn about food, support a child’s internal motivation to eat, and eliminate pressure at mealtimes. Join us to learn more about how to help your family find mealtime peace and enjoyment.


Please note this event is taking place at 6:30 pm Central Standard Time, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To find out what time this is in your country, look here. Registration will close at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time on 11/9/2021. The meeting link will be sent to registrants via email that evening after registration closes. Please check your spam folder as our emails occasionally end up there.

This course is being submitted for credit with the Illinois Early Intervention Program. Please check with your local professional organization to determine additional professional education credit. Those who have paid for a professional ticket and are in attendance for the duration of the full event will receive a certificate of attendance for credit. Those who registered for a student ticket will also receive a certificate, however these will not be eligible for CEUs.


Tickets Available:

  • Parent/Caregiver
    • For those who are caring for a child who is learning to eat.
  • Student
    • For those who are working on degrees in a profession related to pediatric feeding; certificates not for professional development credit.
  • Professional*
    • For those who work in an area related to pediatric feeding and are seeking professional development credits (SLP, OT, Dietician, SW, Nurse, etc.)
  • Staff
    • For staff members of the Chicago Feeding Group
  • Affiliate
    • By invitation only; for official affiliates of the CFG 

*If you are paying for more than one professional, please include their name and email in the allocated spots in registration.


Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA

Marsha is an occupational therapist who has spent an almost fifty year career specializing in pediatric feeding. She has co-authored a number of books on feeding including PreFeeding Skills, First and Second Edition , Mealtime Participation Guide, and Homemade Blended Formula Handbook with Suzanne Evans Morris. She co-authored Feeding and Nutrition for the Child with Special Needs with Tracy Delaney.  Her most recent book is entitled Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes: Practical  and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace. Before the coronavirus, she traveled nationally and internationally to present her Get Permission Approach feeding conferences…and she will again when we get to the other side of this pandemic!