A step-by-step program to improve your child's appetite, nutrition, and relationship with food.
The PEP is a 6 Phase Step-by-Step Online Course that shows you how to resolve picky eating in a 6-week program.
Each phase includes:
Summr session starts on June 30th, 2017.
“I dreaded every meal with my daughter, Sienna. We tried all the tricks to help her eat better, but the picky eating persisted and her weight faltered. So I decided to dig into the research and do things differently.
With Certifications in Nutrition and children’s eating, I created a program that changed mealtimes forever - for many families. These are the simple, yet powerful strategies in the Picky Eater Protocol (PEP).
My daughter was extremely picky, yet today she is an adventurous eater and thriving - picky eating is in our past.
If this program was life-changing for us (and so many others), imagine what it can do for your own.”
Phase 1 – The Foundation
How to set your child (and your family) up for enjoyable and stress-free meals.
Phase 2 – The Day
How to structure your days and meals to boost appetite and food intake.
Phase 3 – The Table
How to define roles at the table and fix frustrating eating behaviours
Phase 4 – The Tools
How to create a meal environment that optimizes better eating.
Phase 5 – The Meal
How to prepare a balanced meal for picky eaters and improve their variety.
Phase 6 – The Nutrition
How to know which foods to prioritize for picky eaters for optimal nutrition.
Self-learning pack with the tools you need to make changes.
Perfect if you would like minimal support.
Group support and daily access to expert guidance.
Perfect if you want advice & accountability when you need it.
The best of group support and personal consultation in one.
Perfect if you would like more hands-on custom support.
Weekly Emails & Videos (view from any device) - $590 value
Exercise Sheets & Printables - $90 value
One or Two Group Q&A Calls - up to $180 value
Members-Only Facebook Group **VOTED AS FAVOURITE - $200 value
DAILY Access to Expert Advice **VOTED AS FAVOURITE - $290 value
Food Journal Assessment (with nutrition advice) - $90 value
60-Minute 1:1 Consult (via Skype or phone) - $250 value
Sensory Workshop (and Q&A with OT expert) - $300 value
Not sure if you're ready to make changes?
What if you don't see progress?
I want to give you a risk-free chance to try the Picky Eater Protocol with a 30-day guarantee.
Reach out within 30 days, and I will happily offer you a full refund.
Just show me you’ve watched the videos, implemented all the steps, completed worksheets, and participated in the Facebook group, yet have seen no improvements.
Private Facebook Group & DAILY Support
~ VOTED MOST VALUABLE BY PEP MEMBERS ~
The program takes you step-by-step, but being part of a supportive group with access to expert help is invaluable. You will NEVER feel like you're doing this alone.
60-Minute Custom Consultation
Takes your personal support to the next level. An unique opportunity to get personalized advice and guidance directly from the expert.
Food Journal Assessment
With a picky eater it's natural to worry about whether they are getting sufficient amounts of food and nutrition. This bonus will give you peace of mind.
Sensory Workshop & Expertise
This bonus is ideal for parents who suspect underlying sensory or oral motor challenges behind their child's eating.
Things have improved drastically since starting the PEP. A couple of weeks ago he barely ate for a week, and now that this has passed I can now see that his eating will ebb and flow even if for a whole week. I cannot believe how far he is come and how much he is now willing to try!
– Nancy Raymond (mom of 21 month old)
We are all much happier at mealtimes and my little guy is starting to experiment with new foods, and eat much more!
- Meredith Taylor (1.5 year old son)
There was so much to take away from the PEP. Thank you for all the great advice! From mac and cheese, spaghetti and Goldfish to curried chicken, cabbage soup, caprese chicken pasta and omelets within 2 weeks. I no longer cook a separate meal for my 5 year old or run around trying to get him to try something new or "take one more bite". Dinner is now healthy, fun, and an enjoyable family time for all. Thank you Danielle! You are a wealth of knowledge and PEP was life changing for us!
– Janey Reilly (mom of 5 year old)
The Picky Eater Protocol was a game-changer in our meal time experience. Danielle provided a very open and encouraging environment to learn and ask questions. The PEP approach and worksheets helped me understand mealtimes (and my son's bad habits) in a different, more constructive way. Simple changes in my behaviour had a huge impact.
Danielle offers a high level of nutrition expertise but was able to distill it down so it was easy to tackle despite a busy schedule. The PEP gave me the confidence and tools to make positive change, quell bad habits and be ready to tackle new challenges.
- Andrea Nickel (mom of 3 year old)
Danielle's Picky Eater Protocol is a must for anyone suffering from mealtime stress, anxiety, and frustration. I recommend it even if your child isn't defined as a picky eater, but you struggle getting them to focus and have an enjoyable time at the table.
Danielle has first-hand experience and cares deeply about helping you succeed. She's approachable, understanding, and knows her stuff!
– Emma Rohmann (mom of 1 year old, 3 year old)
I learned so much from the PEP program and I have seen improvement with my son's eating habits and his interest in trying new foods. After 5 weeks in the PEP I can really say that I am not stressed anymore because I have seen improvement with my eldest son (5 yrs old) as he is willing to try more new foods now.
Aside from all the information provided I have also acquired new healthy recipes I can prepare at home. This course exceeded my expectations.
- Jenn (mom of 5 year old and 7 month old)
The Picky Eater Protocol opened our eyes to what was really happening day after day at our family table and enabled us to make the changes that were needed to overcome those challenges.
– Bianca Colle (mom of 3 year old)
Danielle's approach is very personal and genuine. She really cares that each and every person participating is getting value and will work with your specific situation/challenges to maximize your progress. The PEP community has also been excellent. It's helpful to hear other people's struggles and accomplishments and know that you're not alone or they understand why you are so happy when your child took a bite of fish one night! My son used to cry when he sat at the table to eat dinner. Now he will try new foods without fussing.
- Katie Gaustad (mom of 2 and 5 year old sons)
PEP is definitely worth your time & money, I have learned so many great tips & recipes that have made our mealtimes more enjoyable, healthy & less stressful. My son is more willing to try new foods without any pressure to do so.
- Ivana Alaqua (mom of 1.5 year old)
Danielle has been amazing for my son and our whole family. Mealtimes used to be so stressful and we realized through this protocol that we were doing all of the wrong things. He would hardly eat any vegetables on their own before the PEP. With this program and Danielle's guidance he is now trying so many more foods. He LOVES making meals with me and trying different ingredients that I used to "hide". We are all much more relaxed at the table!
This protocol was so helpful for my 2.5 year old but I will also be using these strategies going forward with my baby. Thank you Danielle for this amazing program and all of your guidance! I highly recommend it to any parent struggling with mealtimes!
- Erin Avramidis (mom of 2 year old and 6 month old)
What can I say... Danielle is amazing to work with! She helped me de-stress more at mealtimes, provides great help and info along with the support of her amazing Facebook group. I just loved everything about this program.
- Anita Dejiniki (mom of 3 year old and 1 year old)
The PEP has been a life changing program! Mealtimes were so stressful and long. With Danielle's help, it actually became fun!!
- Basant (mom of 2 year old)
Danielle has been amazing to work with. She's been a huge support throughout the PEP and you can tell that helping moms around picky eating is a passion. She has provided us with strategies and ideas that we never even considered before her and they are working!! Mealtimes are no longer so painful, and my kids are becoming more comfortable with new foods!
- Erin Lawless (mom of 2 and 4 year old)
As a mom of a son who is classified as a “Problem” eater with sensory issues, my stress level at mealtimes was an 11 out of 10! The PEP program changed how our family approaches mealtimes. Danielle’s simple and effective strategies have transformed meals into an enjoyable experience, reduced my son’s anxiety and opened the door to incorporating nutritious foods on a daily basis. I would recommend the PEP program to anyone looking to make mealtime improvements and give yourself peace of mind that you are doing the best you can for your little ones.
- Erin Pigott (mom of 3.5 and 6 year old)
As a mother you are always wanting the best for your children. Danielle is incredibly knowledgeable and understanding of nutrition and the needs of children. You and your family will be eating in a much healthier and stress-free environment.
I strongly recommend her program. You will most definitely be more knowledgeable and confident after completing it.
- An awesome & anonymous mom
I'm a nursing mom with a newborn and the program was flexible enough for me and my family to participate. Appreciated Danielle's promptness of replies in the Facebook group and her nicely organized and clear strategies.
- Josie (mom of newborn & 2.5 year old)
The Picky Eater Protocol is great! Danielle is friendly, informative and communicates picky eating 101 extremely well. It was nice to have all the information that I need by watching a few short videos, instead of trying to find the time and read books. The Facebook support group is an extra bonus to know that you have other parent's support and you're little one isn't the only picky eater out there!
I highly recommend this program if you are struggling with your little one. As parents we want our kids to eat healthy and it can be very frustrating at times. Danielle taught me what my role is as a parent and unique approaches to improve my son's eating habits. Amazing!
– Lisa Kvapil (mom of 2 year old, 4 year old)
My son is so much more interested in foods. He asks what everything is on the table, and what his sister is eating. Even outside of meals, he's been sitting with me out of his own volition to meal plan and watch cooking videos to pick what we should make for snacks or meals. It's been a change for the positive.
The Picky Eating Program has really changed the way our family approaches mealtimes. I would recommend this program to anyone that experiences stress at mealtimes or spends more time convincing their child to eat dinner than asking how their day at school went!! We used to be that family, sometimes it felt like a battle of wills, not enjoyable and definitely not healthy. We were at a loss as to how to get our son to try his meal. The PEP showed us how to change our expectations and gave our son more control during meal times. The results were amazing, a happy child at the table, engaging in meal planning, interacting with foods and slowly but surely trying some new foods as he became more comfortable with the food. We look forward to meals now, one meal for the whole family, where the focus is quality time while we eat together.
- Leslie Hesse (mom of 1 and 3 year old)
This course has changed our lives. From failure to success, stress to fun, picky eating to eating well- the guidance and education in this course are worth every penny!
The fun and joy has returned into our home at mealtimes. As someone who works in health care it was been beyond frustrating to have a child not interested in the healthy choices we are trying so hard to teach him to make a part of his life. I often felt like a failure with meals and this course has helped my husband and I, by giving us the tools to help set our child up for a success. Thanks Danielle!
- Jill Pointz (mom of 4 year old and 3 month old)
Before we even finished the PEP I saw huge improvements with my daughter ! Mealtime is fun and I only make one meal for the family :)
Dinners where always a struggle, I would make dinner for my husband and myself and then make another dinner for my daughter, it drove me nuts! After working with Danielle and doing the PEP I saw an almost immediate difference in not only my stress level at meal time but also in my daughters attitude. It's still a process, but when I use the techniques I have learned she is more willing to try new foods, and my favorite part is that I am down to only making one dinner a night for the entire family !
- Jesse (mom of 2 year old)
Before starting the PEP, our son literally only ate yogurt, chicken nuggets and potato chips. We had been evaluated by Occupational Therapists and Gastroenterology doctors and had read countless books on picky eating, and hadn't been able to get anywhere.
Now, after implementing some of Danielle's strategies, we now have a boy who is asking questions, who loves cooking and who now is trying SO MANY new foods! He has also gained 2 pounds in the past few months (while he wasn't underweight, he definitely was in danger of falling off his growth curve!) We are so proud of him and are so excited to continue implementing Danielle's eating strategies!
- Dominique Harper (mom of 4 year old)
I liked the real, practical strategies for changing mindset and behavior. They illustrated to me that so many of us moms do what we "think" is right to help our kids eat well and how those actions can actually be "harmful". It was so interesting to see all the different study results Danielle presented.
My son now requires/uses far less distractions while at the table (iphone, etc). I think he is curious about new foods and also hardly ever cries at the table now when something he isn't familiar with is presented to him.
- Jillian (mom of 2.5 year old)
If your question isn’t here, email us!
How does it work?
Starting on June 30th you will get immediate access to the “Picky Eater Protocol”, starting with the first phase of content.
You will receive weekly emails with material for each phase (short videos, cheat sheets, worksheets). Week 1: you’ll receive Phase 1. Week 2: you’ll get Phase 2, and so on.
This content will be available for a year. So if you're not ready to start right now, no problem.
Each Phase includes short, jam -packed videos (under 15 minutes each) with effective mealtime strategies to implement at home. You can watch each of the videos at your own pace (I know life with kids is unpredictable!). You’ll also get downloadable Worksheets to fill in and walk you through the steps, plus Cheat Sheets with key takeaways and reminders
The program is REALLY simple. Complete one phase than move on to the next. You can go back and review the others anytime.
How much time will I need to invest?
This progam was designed for busy parents. Videos are under 15 minutes each, but you can watch them in small chunks or all at once. You can also watch (or listen to) all videos and view content from any device, at any time. Waiting in line at the grocery store, while in transit, or before bed.
All you need is ~30 minutes per week. The weekly worksheets are optional but only require a few minutes to complete. Implementing each step takes very little extra time compared to what you are doing today.
In fact, you will likely SAVE time overall!
How much reading is required?
Almost none! All of the content is delivered via videos, which is perfect for visual learners. In each phase, there are 1-2 cheatsheets (to review of the video content) and 1-2 worksheets (only a few pages to fill in and help you walk through the steps). That's it!
How long is the program?
The program is divided into 6 Phases and the content is delivered over six weeks. Reason being, your child has likely been “picky” for months, or maybe even years. So it’s important that the new strategies are implemented over time. I don’t want you to rush through it or overwhelm your family with too much change.
I will send you weekly emails for the six weeks to guide you through the Phases and tell you EXACTLY what to do next. You can always move slower, as long as you’re consistent once you implement a new step.
The Facebook Group is available for the year, and you have daily access to me via the group for 8 weeks to answer questions and provide guidance. I also check in once/week after the program!
How long will it take to see changes?
Just as picky eating didn’t happen overnight, seeing big changes from your child will take time. Especially if he or she has been a selective for a long time. With some strategies you will see changes right away, with others it may take weeks or months of consistency.
Every child is different. Improvements happen faster for some and slower for others depending on their personality, history, underlying challenges, and most importantly your consistency during the program and afterwards.
The summer is actuay GREAT time, because you'll have your little one at home (if they are usually in school). You'll have access to everything for a year, so you can go on vacation, take time off, and pick up where you left off.
And the longer "picky eating" persists, the more challenging it is can be to change behaviours. So once you are ready to start seeing changes, click that button and let's get started!