In this webinar, Dr. Rowell explores how a child’s early experience with hunger or food insecurity can result in survival behaviors that continue in foster or adoptive families. These behaviors can include eating quickly, stealing or hiding food, getting upset if asked to share or slow down while eating, and more. The presentation helps parents understand the cause of the behaviors and explore how parents can respond to help their children heal from their past deprivation. This solution-oriented webinar covers tips and strategies to reduce food anxiety and help the family build attachment over meals.

Presented by Dr. Katja Rowell, a family doctor turned childhood feeding specialist. Her mission is to bring peace and joy to the family table. She consults with parents, is a blogger, mom, family cook, and sought-after speaker. Her book Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Ending the Worry About Weight, Picky Eating, Power Struggles and More distills the support she provides clients. (Published in 2012 and available on 2013.

Time: 1.5 hours; certificate of attendance available upon request

Fee: $15 members / $20 nonmembers

Please note: After you fill out the form below and complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to the recording and handouts. Please add to your address book or safe list and check your spam or junk folder if you do not receive the email message right away.

Recorded Training Registration Form

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Categories: Food & Nutrition, Parenting, Parenting Strategies, Training

Our Mission

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.


What We Do
Core Beliefs and Values
Board of Directors
Our Partners
Sponsorship Opportunities


North American Council
on Adoptable Children
970 Raymond Avenue
Suite 205
St. Paul, MN 55114


Staff Contact Info

The North American Council on Adoptable Children