Parent WORKSHOPS

Want to gain more knowledge on nutrition topics that interest you? Naureen Hunani offers a variety of workshops for parents and families. 


Baby-Led-Weaning, a fun way to introduce solids! 

Is your baby ready to start solid foods? If yes, Join Naureen Hunani, registered dietitian for and interactive workshop on baby-led weaning (BLW). BLW simply means skipping thin purées, spoon feeding and allowing babies to self-feed. This workshop will give parents all the tools necessary for a successful transition from breastfeeding/formula feeding to table foods. All aspects of your baby’s nutritional needs will be covered and recipes will be provided to get you started! Some of the topics covered will be:

  • When and how to start solids
  • The benefits of BLW
  • The best first foods  
  • Feeding tips for healthy eating
  • Family meals and feeding environment
  • Meal planning and how to adapt meals to your baby’s needs
  • Food allergies and picky eating
  • Food safety
  • Simple recipes

Read my article in the Suburban: 4 reasons to skip the mush and give baby-led weaning a try


Picky eating workshop

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If you’re worried about your picky eater’s diet and mealtimes are becoming unpleasant for your family-this workshop is for you! In this session, I will provide parents practical tips on how to encourage children to eat a variety of foods. Topics will include

  • Meal planning and kid friendly recipes
  • Family meals
  • How much should my child be eating?
  • How to encourage kids to try new food?
  • Vitamin/mineral supplements
  • How to encourage kids to eat a variety of food?
  • Problem feeding vs picky eating

HEALTHY WEIGHTS IN CHILDREN

Are you concerned regarding your child's weight? Weight issues in children can be a delicate topic and although the rise of child obesity is cause for concern, it is critical to approach weight loss goals and programs with caution. Kids nowadays are exposed to a variety of body-image related messages which may lead to a lack of self-confidence. Therefore, when dealing with a child's weight both physical health and mental health needs to be explored. This workshop will provide parents the knowledge to better understand weight issues in children and give strategies to help kids achieve a healthy weight. Following topics will be covered: 

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Mindful eating
  • Meal planning 
  • healthy snacking 
  • Misconceptions about weight and diets
  • body image concerns

 

Professional training

I offer a variety of workshops and continuing education courses for professionals from a variety of backgrounds including nutritionists, daycare educators and child care workers. Click here for more information.