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Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating
Book by Katja Rowell, MD and Jenny McGlothlin, MS, SLP
Study Guide by Aurea Thompson, MSH, RDN, CSP, LD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

16 CPEUs

Book, 220 pgs, and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 26 pgs.
Shows you how to support children's nutrition, foster healthy growth, and end mealtime anxiety so your clients can restore peace and raise happier children. Using a clinically proven STEPS+ approach, you'll discover strategies for dealing with low appetite, sensory- and autism spectrum-related feeding challenges, oral motor delays, anxiety, and more.

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1.3.3, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 8.2.3,8.2.4,  8.3.1, 8.3.6, 8.4.2, 8.4.5, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.4.1, 9.4.2, 9.4.3, 9.4.4, 9.4.5, 9.6.1, 9.6.7, 10.2.1, 10.2.5, 10.2.7, 10.2.9, 10.2.10, 10.4.1, 12.4.6

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C286F 16 CPEUs

Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating
Book by Katja Rowell, MD and Jenny McGlothlin, MS, SLP
Study Guide by Aurea Thompson, MSH, RDN, CSP, LD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

©2016 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


Jill Levine: "Found it easy to understand and many helpful hints for actual children that I council and come into contact with."

Ellie Nagel: "I really liked how organized and interesting the content was. I feel I can use this content to enhance my competency."

Hilary Edwards: "This is a topic that I face regularly in my pediatric nutrition field. This information was very helpful and insightful for me."

Tanya Fakhouri: "Great book, had a lot of good advice."

Kay Wiesenfeld: "Not only will I be able to use the information in my practice, I will also be able to use it to help my adorable grandson who is a very picky eater."

Alma Bermudez: "Pertinent and useful information that I can immediately use to help my clients."


Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating. The program consists of a book of the same title by Katja Rowell, MD and Jenny McGlothlin, MS, SLP and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you guide your patients/clients in overcoming selective eating, food aversion and feeding disorders. It is also designed to help you earn 16 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).
To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (40 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and until you score at least 80% (40 questions) correct.
After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
Submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, 3801 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475.

We will email your Certificate of Completion.

When you submit your CPE Reporting Form to us via www.easyCPEcredits.com, fax, or mail be sure to write your correct email address in the space provided on the CPE Reporting Form. If writing by hand, be sure to print your email address clearly.

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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Explain the terminology of common pediatric feeding problems.
  • Recognize “typical” eating in the pediatric population.
  • Identify the components of the “worry cycle” and how it can interfere with feeding choices.  
  • Assess sources of parental anxiety associated with extreme picky eating.
  • Identify what underlying challenges – medical, emotional, physical, and neurological - a child may be experiencing.
  • Recommend how to decrease feeding power struggles between parent/caregiver and child.
  • Explain the components of the STEPS approach to feeding therapy.
  • Recommend strategies for establishing a structured feeding routine.
  • Emphasize the importance of family meals.
  • Evaluate the different consistencies/textures of foods.
  • Discuss what a parent/caregiver’s role is like during the STEPS approach to feeding therapy.
  • Suggest how to build bridges to new food acceptance.
  • Recommend ways to build oral-motor/sensory skills for children outside of feeding therapy.
  • Assess the stages of progress that a child/caregiver may experience beyond the STEPS approach.


Chapter 1: Understanding Typical Eating
Chapter 2: Understanding Your Child's Challenges
Chapter 3: Understanding Your Role 45
Chapter 4: Step 1: Decrease Anxiety, Stress, and Power Struggles 69
Chapter 5: Step 2: Establish a Structured Routine
Chapter 6: Step 3: Have Family Meals
Chapter 7: Step 4: Know What to Serve and How to Serve It
Chapter 8 Step 5: Build Skills
Chapter 9: Steps Toward Hope and Progress


Katja Rowell, MD is a family physician and childhood feeding specialist who is supportive to parents who worry about feeding and their child’s growth and weight gain. Known as “the Feeding Doctor”, she is a national expert on children, feeding, and the intersection of health and wellness. Rowell believes that helping children grow up to feel good about food and good about their bodies is the best preventive medicine there is. She presents workshops to parents and professionals across the country and writes on the importance of a healthy feeding relationship for online and print media in addition to seeing a wide range of clients. She is the author of Love Me, Feed Me. Rowell makes her home in the Twin cities, where she enjoys reading, camping, cooking for her family, and a husband who does the dishes.

Jenny McGlothlin, MS, CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of feeding disorders for children from birth through the teen years. She developed the STEPS feeding program at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at University of Texas at Dallas, where she works with families on a daily basis to foster feeding skills that will serve a child for their lifetime. McGlothlin has been inducted into the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Hall of Fame for her work in the field. She frequently provides feeding workshops for parents and continuing education seminars and webinars for therapists. Making family meals a priority for her three young children, she also enjoys reading and spending time with her friends.


Aurea Thompson MSH, RDN, CSP, LD is a Registered Dietitian and certified specialist in pediatric nutrition with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked in the field of nutrition and pediatrics for over 20 years and has served Wolfson Children’s Hospital for the past 13 years. She is the author of Pediatric Nutrition for the School-Aged Child and has been a regular monthly contributor for Jax4Kids magazine for the past 7 years. Thompson was awarded the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award from the Florida Dietetic Association in 2000 and has served her local Jacksonville Dietetic Association since 1993. As a voice for pediatric obesity, she presented “Ethical Issues of Pediatric Obesity” at the Sixth Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference at the University of North Florida in 2013. As a wife and mother, she understands the challenges of balancing different preferences and tastes with good nutrition. She and her husband have kept a backyard garden for many years, including two thriving avocado trees, and involve the entire family in its care.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS at Drexel University, a MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE home-study programs, several popular books, and the free monthly eNewsletter “Read and Grow Rich” written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU! Subscribe now at www.easyCPEcredits.com--you’ll be glad you did!


Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Catherine Christie, PhD, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND
Associate Dean, Brooks College of Health
Professor and Nutrition Graduate Program Director
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

Kory Graybeal, MSH, RD, LD/N
Clinical Dietitian
Baptist Medical Center South
Jacksonville, FL

Catherine Wallace, MSH, RDN, LD/N
Pediatric Clinical Dietitian at Wolfson Children's Hospital
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

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