An honest review of the 60 Day Picky Eater Program by Jo Cormack. Find out what the course involves and how it can help you and your picky eater.
He’ll grow out of it. He won’t starve. Serve it up again to him for breakfast. All actual things people said to me when my toddler son started to show signs of becoming a picky eater. Now he’s eight and although things have improved in many ways there is still a very long list of foods that he isn’t prepared to eat – including all fruits and vegetables.
When Jo Cormack asked me if I wanted to take part in her 60 day picky eating course* I decided to take her up on the offer – we still have a long way to go on our picky eating journey and anything that can help has got to be worth doing.
I was if I’m honest a little worried about the time commitment. I manage two blogs, freelance regularly and have three children each of whom has a better social life than me (therefore requiring much transporting about!). Did I have time to commit to this course?
Jo put my mind at rest. The course is designed to be extremely flexible. You can spend as much or as little time on the modules as you wish. And, crucially, you can complete them at a time that suits you – in my case 10pm on a Friday night. What a rock and roll lifestyle I lead.
The course starts with a general introduction to food anxiety and gets you to think about your child and what signs there are that they could be food anxious. In our case there are many signs – recoiling from food, saying they have a tummy ache, preferring to go hungry than to eat something they don’t like – or maybe refusing to even sit at the table while the food in question is on it. Although I’ve known all these things for ages it was very useful to write them all down and see on paper that actually we do really still have a problem, even at the age of 8.
Jo Cormack, the course creator, is a feeding consultant, therapist and writer who specialises in solving picky eating.
If you’re the parent of a picky eater then you know that it can be stressful, difficult and upsetting. And I have to be honest with you, there’s no easy answer. Every child is different. But things can, and will, improve with the right support.
The 60 Day Picky Eater Program* is for people who really want to get to the bottom of their child’s picky eating and who are prepared to put in the time to improve things. The course requires an investment, both of time and money, but it’ll be worth it.
I’ll be honest – it took me more than 60 days to complete the course. However, the way it is designed does allow for you to dip in and out to suit you.
The course is accessed online. There are modules that you can listen to. Each module has a downloadable summary and there are various worksheets and tasks attached to each module. It’s by completing these, in turn, that you’ll get the most out of the course. There is also a Facebook group which you can join and ask questions.
There’s background work to be done and it may surprise you that the first person you’ll be thinking about when you start the course is not your child but yourself. Your own feelings and thoughts about food, how you react, what kind of pressure you put on your child – these are all crucial things to really understand before you work on improving your child’s eating.
There are many small and simple changes that you can try throughout the course, and many ideas of things that may help you. But it’s in the final module, once you’ve put in all that groundwork, that you really get down to the nitty gritty of working hard on increasing the types of food that your child is prepared to eat.
How much does the 60 Day Picky Eater Program cost?
The course costs $397 (£302 at the time of writing). Yes it’s a considerable investment of money but if you’re really serious about helping your child I think it’s a worthwhile one.
Enrol on the 60 day picky eating course* now. The course is open from 12 July – 26 July 2018.
*Disclaimer: this is an affiliate link meaning that if you buy the course after clicking on it I will receive commission. The price to you remains the same. All opinions are honest and my own.