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FEEDING BABIES AND TODDLERS: Live Online Learning with Jill Wheatcroft FREE EVENT Next Date 15 July


Feeding Babies and Toddlers Virtual Session: How to Help Your Baby Become A Confident Eater

45 Minutes

15th July 2020 11.00-11.45

Another in our popular early years series – spend 45 minutes with Jill Wheatcroft, Lecturer in Child Health, Paediatric Nursing Sister

Learn tips and get advice which is all underpinned by Jill’s wealth of professional knowledge

They’ll be time to ask questions too

Join with your baby or on your own – these tried and tested sessions work perfectly either way!

This session will include:

  • Baby Led Weaning and other options
  • Faddy Eaters, is there such a thing?
  • Can Food Allergies Be Passed On?
  • When should weaning be delayed?  Transitioning from breastfeeding
  • How to avoid slipping into the food-as-a-reward habit
  • Getting past ‘food refusal’
  • Really understanding portion size
  • Role modelling – when and why does this matter
  • Increasing fruit and veg in the diet

How does this Live Online Session work?

The session will be held via Zoom video conferencing. We’ll send you a login link to join which you can open on your laptop, mobile smartphone, computer or tablet. You’ll be taught by Jill who will be delivering this session to you live. She will be offering advice, really useful tips and strategies grounded in a wealth of underpinning knowledge, and you will have opportunities to ask her questions and share thoughts with each other. The reason why virtual classes are so popular is that you won’t need to leave your home or where ever you happen to be to access this class. You will be able to pose questions and fully take part.  If you have a little one with you this class will also work perfectly, you simply mute the microphone so you can relax and enjoy the session. You can also switch off your video camera and simply view Jill. When the class is over the session will end and you will click your ‘end meeting’ button to leave the session.

Feed Your Children Well Events

‘Feed Your Children Well’ is the highly popular series of sessions, events and webinars delivered by Jill Wheatcroft, Lecturer in Child Health from Riverside Cares and Dr Emma Haycraft, Senior Lecturer in Psychology from Loughborough University.

All the questions and answers from our expert panel are posted here

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Encouraging Healthy Eating in Babies and Toddlers for Childcare Professionals: Free Session via Zoom


Encouraging Healthy eating in Babies and Toddlers Virtual Session

13th May 2020  10.30-11.15


Join us for this free online class with Jill Wheatcroft

During this session we will be exploring:

When should you start weaning?

Challenges for transitioning from breastfeeding to solids in a nursery setting

Baby Led Weaning and other options

Faddy Eaters, is there such a thing?

Can Food Allergies be passed on?

How to avoid slipping into the food-as-a-reward habit

Getting past ‘food refusal’

Really understanding portion size

Role modelling – when and why does this matter

Ways of increasing fruit and veg in the diet

Feed Your Children Well All Day Web Event



Live web event Thursday 30th April


Riverside Cares together with The Child Feeding Guide

Expert support for Parents and Professionals
Post your questions and speak to the experts via zoom* about
Food rejection,
Mirroring adults eating behaviour,
Trying new foods,
Protecting a child with allergies when they are in the care of other people,
How to deal with anaphylaxis,
How to comfort children in times of stress.
If you have a great tip or woe we’d love to hear that too!

*Check back in for details about the live zoom sessions! we’ll be adding information about how to access in the near future 


Feed your children well ALL DAY FREE WEBINAR ‘Ask the Experts’ series

We loved our recent free next web chat, do make sure you are on our mailing list so you can post your question for our next one. Meanwhile check out the questions and answers from our recent one.

We know how hard it is to sift through all the information that’s floating around the internet, trying to figure out what is fake facts and what is really smart advice. This event will give you the perfect opportunity to ask questions knowing you will get answers you can trust, that are underpinned by professional knowledge. As well as answering questions, our expert team will be sharing their thoughts and ideas too. We’ll be talking about, and taking questions about faddy eating, food rejection, baby-led weaning, childcare solutions, nanny life, employment in a home setting and  sorting out sleepless nights. We’re looking forward to receiving your questions which can be posted on the form below this message NOW and our panel of experts will be answering them between 10am and 5pm on March 8th.

If you have a great tip or woe we’d love to hear that too!

Waiting to answer and share and care will be:

Jill Wheatcroft, childcare expert & Lecturer in Child Health 

Dr Emma Haycraft co creator of the Child Feeding Guide and specialist in child feeding 

Gaby Morris co-founder of Riverside Cares taking questions about human resources and employer/employee issues.

Jay Subramanian taking questions about creating the best CV for a career in childcare and presenting your best self at interviews

Haven’t got a specific question? Still dip in and learn some terrific childcare hacks, expert tips and advice.

Click the link here 


Baby-led weaning a guide to How, What and When

Do you know how to recognise when your baby is ready for solid foods, and when to leave a solely puree diet behind? When is it the right time to start weaning?  The session led by Jill Wheatcroft, Lecturer in Child Health will look at which foods at which stage, and why some should be avoided.  You will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of baby-led weaning, how it works and how it differs from the so called ‘traditional’ method of feeding children solids. The session will also explore how to encourage your child to experiment with various foods and there’ll be time for informal discussions about favourite recipes for weaning and your questions.

This session is part of our Feed your Children Well programme which supports developing positive eating habits.

Babies are welcome at this session.