Nutrition Workshops

Nutrition Workshops

Upcoming Nutrition Workshops

All workshops are led by Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD, dietitian Victoria BC and Vancouver BC.

Introducing Solids and Picky Kids Nutrition Workshops

Baby Food 101: Introducing Solid Foods

Get the latest recommendations based on a combination of 20+ years of experience and the current scientific evidence. Includes: what age to start, best first foods, texture (puree vs. Baby Led Weaning), preventing choking, and preventing allergies. 

Bringing the JOY to Healthy Eating (Even With A Picky Eater)

Picky eating doesn’t have to result in mealtime battles. Get fun ways to set the foundation for lifelong healthy eating habits for your kids. Avoid the common parenting mistakes that actually fuel picky eating. For example, should you require that 1 bite? Friday May 12th, 6-8pm. Daddy and me Drop-in (0 – 6 years old), North Shore Neighbourhood House. North Vancouver, BC. Mark your calendars now, registration not yet open.

Growing Healthy Eaters (2 – 5 years old)

** Note: This workshop is for ECEs, Daycare Providers, Nannies, and others who work with kids.** Toddlerhood and preschool-age (2 – 5 years old) is an important window to set the foundation for kids to become lifelong healthy eaters. In this workshop you will understand picky eating behaviour better by discovering its developmental causes.  Identify what common activities inadvertently fuel picky eating behaviour. Get how to create activities that help grow healthy eaters. Wednesday July 19th, 2017 6:30-8:30pm. Langley Child Care Resource & Referral Centre, Langley, BC. Mark your calendars now, registration not yet open.

How to Teach Healthy Eating to Picky Eaters (2 – 5 years old)

** Note: This workshop is for ECEs, Daycare Providers, Nannies, and others who work with kids.** While picky eating is common amongst 2 – 5 year olds, kids can still learn to try new foods and set the foundation to become lifelong healthy eaters. In this workshop you will understand picky eating behaviour better by discovering its developmental causes.  You will get play-based activities that help kids gain the confidence and competence to try new foods. And, you will learn what common activities inadvertently undermine kids’ well-being when it comes to food. Workshop also includes how to have respectful discussions about food with parents. Saturday June 17th, 2017. 10:30am-3pm Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. Vancouver, BC. Register HERE.

Picky Eating Solutions (2 – 5 years)

Trying to get toddlers or preschoolers to eat new foods? Worried that your 2-5 year old isn’t getting the nutrition they need? Child-Feeding Expert Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD will share picky eating solutions that actually work (without being forceful or sneaky). Also, discover what common strategies inadvertently undermine kids’ well-being. Wednesday September 27th. Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. Vancouver, BC. Mark your calendars now, registration not yet open.

 

Want to gather a group and hire me? Give me a call – I’d LOVE to hear from you: (Vancouver BC/Lower Mainland) 604-506-0399, (Victoria BC/ South Island) 250-532-0609.

Adult Nutrition Workshops

I’m excited to have expanded my workshops to chat about healthy eating for us adults. All workshops include practical tips based on real scientific-evidence. Be sure that your group is getting real nutrition information. Delivered in an interactive session. Check back soon to see more events to be announced!

Simple Steps to Sustainable Eating

All the conflicting nutrition information surrounding us creates a lot of confusion about what we should eat. Wanting to eat more sustainably to lessen your impact on the environment adds another layer of complexity. In this workshop experienced dietitian Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD will cut through the clutter to share with you practical tips to make food choices that are healthy for you AND the environment. April 18th, 2017. Provincial Health Services Association (private group). Vancouver, BC.

Healthy Eating for Seniors

Practical tips for meeting your nutrition needs. Wednesday April 26th. Socialization for Senior Women’s Group (private group). Victoria, BC.

 

Questions? Contact Kristen Yarker, Dietitian, Victoria BC and Vancouver BC


Book a Nutrition Workshop

Looking for a knowledgeable, engaging speaker on nutrition? Kristen offers workshops, seminars, and presentations for groups large and small! Perfect for workplace wellness programs, women’s groups, parents, and early childcare educators. Choose from a number of 1- and 2-hour, interactive workshops combining tried and tested, practical strategies with up-to-date evidence on nutrition. Or, have Kristen create a customized workshop for your group. Contact Kristen today to Book a Nutrition Workshop in Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, or elsewhere in our beautiful province.