This week I had the pleasure of speaking with a fantastic woman and mother, Rachel, who recently participated in Happy Eating Club. Rachel and I discussed her experience in the program and where her family is now, two months later, in their feeding journey as they consistently utilize the information, strategies and resources she gained in Happy Eating Club.
Happy Eating Club is a flexible 14-day program available online with access around the clock and around the globe to meet the needs of today’s busy parents. Happy Eating Club pairs access to a nationally certified pediatric feeding therapist with educational resources and live support. Happy Eating Club redefines mealtimes and for Rachel and her sweet family, it has done just that.
Why did you join the program?
We joined the program because we really value healthy eating and our baby was who was an adventurous eater turned into a fussy toddler making our mealtimes stressful.
How soon did you start to implement Happy Eating Club strategies and see changes?
We were determined to make changes to our mealtimes, so from day one of the program we changed our approach to implement all of the strategies that Cindy suggested and within two to three days the stress level at the table had gone down dramatically and our toddler had started to include new foods into his diet that he had refused to eat before.
Before joining the Happy Eating Club our son would eat a good variety of meats, fish, breads/grains and fruits however corn was the only vegetable he would eat despite our best efforts to encourage him. Cindy’s strategies are amazing and they turned our meal times around.
The first new foods that we introduced using Cindy’s strategies were mushrooms and asparagus. He eats both vegetables with ease now – in fact asparagus is the first thing he will choose off his plate every time I serve it now! Our son went from only eating corn to also eating cucumber, peas, mushrooms, asparagus, red/green/yellow/orange peppers, sweet potato, carrots, celery and cauliflower. Right now we’re working on beets!
Did you find flexibility of Happy Eating Club to be valuable to you?
Yes! It meant that I could log in whenever I wanted to (usually during my son’s nap time or when he was in bed at night) and follow the lessons and reading materials for the day.
Are program materials helpful to you?
Absolutely! I like to be able to quickly and easily refer back to what we had learned. You learn so many new strategies that it’s hard to keep track of them all – so having the notes to refer to is a must!
Did Happy Eating Club provide opportunities to get individualized answers to questions that you had specifically about your children?
The discussion board was one of the main highlights of the program. I felt really supported and I knew that Cindy would get back to me with answers so that I could tweak what I was doing at home. The more a participant uses the discussion boards the more you get out of it!
Would you recommend the program to other families?
Yes hands-down! And I have done so to all the moms I know with fussy eaters!You learn so much in two weeks at your own pace (perfect for busy parents and caregivers!) You receive an incredible amount of information ranging from how to add healthier foods into your child’s diet to the real reasons why kids refuse food. You get unlimited access to the information and printable program materials to use as daily reference guides.
Best of all, you have access to a fantastic pediatric feeding therapist who is there for you every step of the way. Cindy teaches you, supports you, answers specific questions about your family, and cheers you on –every step, every change is a big victory for you and for your children. Cindy is a warm, caring, professional who is extremely knowledgeable and genuine. She has given me the tools to make our family mealtimes a happy and healthy time and I am forever grateful to Chew Chew Mama! Let her do the same for you!
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Rachel is an elementary school teacher and early childhood educator, who is currently a stay-at-home mum of a two-year old boy. Rachel is Australian, but currently resides in Alberta, Canada. She is thrilled with the course and has learned so much that she puts into practice every day! Tina Payne-Bryson (Author of the Whole Brain Child) recommended this course to her family and they are so glad they signed up!