#36: Extreme Picky Eating with Dr. Katja Rowell, aka “The Feeding Doctor”

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In this episode of The My Little Eater Podcast, I have the extreme privilege of speaking with one of my greatest influences in the field of feeding, Dr. Katja Rowell. Her work as a family doctor and responsive feeding specialist has heavily influenced the techniques and approaches that I teach in my courses.

If you have ever wondered about whether your toddler is experiencing what could be considered typical picky eating behaviour, or whether your child is more on the extreme end of the spectrum, this is the episode for you! I’m getting Dr. Rowell’s opinions on how to know when feeding therapy is warranted, why your child’s picky eating is NOT your fault, and what steps to take to move forward in the right direction.

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Additional Resources:

If you’re looking for support and guidance as you begin to tackle picky eating behaviours with your toddler, or even an older child, take a look at my Feeding Toddlers course! I provide you all of the expert advice, and walk you step-by-step through this process. This course is also for you if you’re wanting the knowledge to help prevent picky eating before it begins. Sign up today! (https://mylittleeater.com/feeding-toddlers/)

As promised in the episode, here are some links to additional resources recommended by Dr. Katja Rowell:

Support for picky eating: https://www.facebook.com/PositiveParentingforPickyEaters

Support for picky eating (for typical and more extreme cases): https://www.facebook.com/yourfeedingteam

Educational DVD by Ellyn Satter: https://www.ellynsatterinstitute.org/product/feeding-with-love-and-good-sense-ii-dvd-indiv-use/

And, if you’d like to read through her book “Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating”, which is something I highly recommend doing, you can find it in my Amazon shops.

CDN: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/162625110X/?ref=exp_mylittleeater_dp_vv_d

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/162625110X/?ref=exp_mylittleeater_dp_vv_d

You can also follow along with Dr. Katja Rowell on Instagram, @katjarowellmd or @thefeedingdoctor on Facebook. And her website is www.thefeedingdoctor.com

Dr. Rowell’s Bio:

Dr. Katja Rowell, aka "The Feeding Doctor".

Katja Rowell is a family doctor and responsive feeding specialist. Her mission is to help parents raise children to feel good about food and their bodies. She is part of an international team of multidisciplinary experts working to define and train feeding and eating disorder professionals around “responsive” feeding and therapies.

Her books include Love Me, Feed Me, for adoptive and fostering parents, Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating and the workbook, Conquer Picky Eating for Teens and Adults.

Skip to…

Welcome Dr. Katja Rowell (2:23)

Defining extreme picky eating (8:18)

When to know if your child need’s feeding therapy (10:51)

The trust cycle (16:54)

Dr. Rowell’s STEPS Plus Program (24:27)

First signs of progress (36:50)


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