Thu, Sep 21|
Gather and Grow: Nutrition and Picky Eating with Jami Lee-Rokala
Free training and networking for all Bemidji Area Child Care Professionals
Time & Location
Sep 21, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Bemidji, 905 Grant Ave SE, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
About the Event
Join us to learn more about picky eating and nutrition for young children with Registered Dietician, Jami Lee-Rokala! This event is free and open to all Child Care Professionals. Light meal provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Addressing Feeding Concerns & Nutrition Therapy Do you struggle with choosy and selective eaters? Learn to navigate feeding concerns and discover your role in supporting the children in your care. Hear about therapy approaches which help them feel confident as they fuel their body rather than scared and anxious. ~
- Learn to recognize red flags for choosy and selective eaters.
- Identify the differences between choosy eaters, selective eaters, and ARFID.
- Get best practices for how to create a safe feeding environment.
Presented by Jami Rokala, MS, RDN, LD, CLC, CMP, CCNP, Headwaters Nutrition Counseling, LLC
Jami is a Registered & Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and received her master’s degree in Nutrition with specialization in nutrition education and counseling from the University of North Dakota and holds a dual bachelor’s of science degree in Community Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked as a child nutrition professional since 2013 and has a passion for working with both neurodivergent & neurotypical children with a focus on those struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating patterns.
Jami is a Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Food Protection Manager and MN approved Food Service Manager CEU trainer. She serves on multiple boards including the Board of Directors for the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (Chair-elect for National Fruit and Vegetable Council) , past Board of Directors for the National CACFP Sponsors Association and the University of North Dakota’s Nutrition and Dietetic Advisory Committee. She is an active member of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association and MAND.
Jami lives in Northern Minnesota and is a wife and the mother of 2 busy kids. She is the owner and founder of Headwaters Nutrition Counseling, LLC and when she is not working she enjoys family time, anything outdoors, and being a hobby farm enthusiast.