The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is offering free online speaker sessions for parents and caregivers. These events bring together parents and caregivers board-wide with the theme of connecting with your children, improving health and well-being, and embracing inclusion.

Registration is required if you are interested in attending. A recording will be provided to those registered. If you are unable to attend, please register for the session and a link to the recording will be sent via email after the session.

The event is supported by the Ontario Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Regional Grant.

June Session: Healthy Family and How to Raise Healthy Eaters

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Time: 7 – 9pm
Theme: Learning about food and nutrition
Description: An interactive webinar with a Registered Dietitian where participants can ask about wellness trends, nutrition, nutrients, and food.

  • Basic practical tips for healthy meal planning, lunches and school snacks
  • How to feed your family well with rising grocery costs
  • Ways in which eating poorly impacts children
  • Easy, quick meal and snack recipes to take away

A Q&A / Ask Me Anything will follow the presentation and discuss eating disorders in children, how to identify them, and raise intuitive eaters.

The Q&A part of this session will not be recorded.

Presented by LifeWorks Learning.

Speaker: Leah Shainhouse, MSc, RD and Elisheva Feintuch, Registered Dietitian

Leah Shainhouse, is a Registered Dietitian part of the NDC Nutrition at Work team and a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Masters in nutrition from McGill University. She is also a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada.

Leah has a vested interest in fertility, family planning, and pediatric nutrition, specifically the formative years. These are critical times, where children develop and establish food regulation, food preferences, and healthy food habits that will be taken into adulthood.She provides one-on-one support by coaching future parents, parents and caregivers from their food habits to introducing solids to navigating healthy relationships with food, reducing risks of picky eating, and increasing food acceptability amongst infants through school-aged kids. She also facilitates a variety of educational seminars and cooking workshops catered to different audiences such as educators, parents and children. She has observed how the nutritional implications of a child can impact family dynamics. She has also experienced the positive effects of providing families with support and empowering them with the knowledge and skills they need to manage these stressors.

Elisheva Feintuch is a Registered Dietitian with NDC Nutrition at Work team in Toronto. She received a Bachelor’s in Science in Food & Nutrition from the University of Alabama and completed her dietetic internship in the USA. Elisheva’s unique academic journey was key in developing her strong clinical skills, communication skills and broad nutrition care experiences.

In her private practice, Elisheva specializes in gastrointestinal nutrition therapy and empowers her clients to make lifestyle changes in line with their goals. Although she enjoys working with clients of all ages, Elisheva’s true passion lies in clinical pediatric nutrition. She has developed and presented numerous education classes to children and teens from kindergarten to 12 year olds focusing on health, wellness and food preparation.

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