Mar 16 2021


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


$25 for professionals, Free for parents, students, and affiliates

Grade the Ask: A Sensitive Strategy For Careful and Successful New Food Trying

Marsha is back to present her workshop for us with new & updated content! This workshop sold out in 2020; you won’t want to miss it this time, whether you’re back for an update or new to Marsha’s work.

Grading the ask is the strategy of offering the child a new food to try that has a careful ask.  In other words, are we offering the new foods in a sensitive, calibrated way that takes into consideration the child’s skills and experiences, as well as the specific sensory properties of the new foods.  We can grade the safety ask, the developmental ask, the sensory ask, the motor ask, emotional ask and independence ask. The webinar will focus on practical strategies to help parents and children succeed in new food trying and diet expansion.

Please note this event is taking place at 6:30 pm Central Standard Time, and will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration will close at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time on Monday April 15. The meeting link will be sent to registrants via email Monday evening after registration closes. Please check your spam folder as our emails occasionally end up there.

This course has been 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:


For those who are caring for a child who is learning to eat.


For those who are working on degrees in a profession related to pediatric feeding; certificates not for professional development credit.


For those who work in an area related to pediatric feeding and are seeking professional development credits (SLP, OT, Dietician, SW, Nurse, etc.)


For staff members of the Chicago Feeding Group


By invitation only; for official affiliates of the CFG 

*If you are registering/paying for more than one person, please include their name and email.

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!