Middle School (5–9)


Strong Families Series: Why Won't My Child Eat?

May 5, 2021 - Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families.

In our upcoming Strong Families session, pediatric occupational therapist Tracey Urquhart will offer families valuable information about the eating habits of children, and ways to tell if their food fussiness is a normal response, or a sign of something more serious, such as an eating disorder. In addition, Tracey will offer participants practical tips for managing any stressful situations that may arise at mealtime, including picky eating, tantrums, sensory issues and food avoidance.


Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar / Discussion Group
Presenter: Tracey Urquhart, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Does mealtime in your household stress you out? Is catering to your child's ever-evolving food preferences (or lack thereof) exhausting? Are you getting worried about your child's food intake?

You may have heard that picky eating is just a normal part of childhood, and if you leave your child be, they'll grow out of it. Unfortunately, picky eating is anything but a simple problem, as it can be a sign of a number of issues, including potential eating disorders.

This session will help you uncover the root of your child's picky eating, addressing common mealtime conflicts and providing means to manage them. You will also learn how to spot signs of more significant eating issues in children, and what you can do to seek help. Join us to learn some useful strategies to help you guide your child towards enjoying a more varied, healthy diet.

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/strong-families-series-why-wont-my-child-eat-registration-150792704037.

For more information, please contact:
Vicky Mamczasz
Family Supports Facilitator
Email: vmamczasz@psd70.ab.ca