I’m Adina: Dietitian, wife, and mom of two (5 and 7). I thought I knew plenty about feeding kids (they’re just mini adults, right?) before having my own. But kids have changed my paradigm completely.
I base my feeding philosophy on Ellyn Satter’s work and her Division of Responsibility (DOR). Something I didn’t learn about until my first child was about 15 months old. But it took over a year to really begin to grasp the beauty of the DOR and its many nuances. And I’m still learning.
Ultimately the DOR is a trust model of feeding rather than a control model of feeding. Its goal is long term Eating Competence rather than short term getting a child to eat, this food, right now.
In my excitement to share DOR with more parents than I could see in my very part time clinical practice, I started a Facebook page. Eventually I joined forces with pediatric dietitian, Natalia Stasenko and we teach at FeedingBytes.com and run a facebook community. I also take a limited number of private clients (via email/phone/Skype).