Come join a discussion and primer on how to guide your little one to become an adventurous eater. We'll discuss the ins and outs of baby-led weaning (blw), how it differs from "traditional" methods of starting solids and how to provide your child the guided structure needed to succeed in developing positive eating habits.
The class will cover pointers in starting solids (or moving away from puree), gagging/ choking, first foods, how to adapt your recipes into blw-friendly meals, handouts, Q&A and more.
Babes are welcome to join. Limited stroller space available.
Please bring a receiving blanket (or other small blanket) for your little one to sit on.
Full refund available with 24 hour notice.
Paper ticket not necessary.
Please email with any questions!
Stacey B. Ornstein, M.Ed. is a food educator, writer and recipe developer. She practiced BLW with her own two sons and has since worked with hundreds of NYC families to start their own eating adventure! Since 2007 she has worked with thousands of kids and adults, teaching cooking and implementing food- and nutrition-based programming in public schools, after-school programs, libraries, summer camps and more. In 2010 she founded the Allergic to Salad cooking school (NY1’s Queens Person of the Week), teaching donation-based cooking classes for 2 to 16 year olds. As recipe developer, tester and writer, she has worked with Sunny Anderson’s Food Network show “Cooking for Real,” the New York Times’ Mark Bittman on his cookbook Kitchen Express, Martha Stewart Living’s Body & Soul, Sustainable Table, and Edible Queens, to name a few. She holds a Masters in History of Education from NYU and is a contributing editor to the textbook ContemporaryIssues in Curriculum (Allyn & Bacon, 2006; 2010; 2014). Visit www.AllergicToSalad.com / Facebook.com/AllergicToSaladNY / @AllergicToSalad
For record, yes, her boys are adventurous eaters! Her oldest's (3yo) favorite food is salmon sushi and her youngest (15mo) happily eats whatever is for dinner-- A recent meal had both boys devouring mussels slurped with gusto out of the shells with green beans!