Groups & Worshops

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” ― Aristotle



Tailored to meet the needs of your community, parenting group, or school. Accommodation requests encouraged.

Through experiential group coaching, I facilitate collective and personal reflection about parenting in the modern world. You’ll gain insight and techniques to help you care with confidence, engage genuinely, reduce stress, and live deliciously. Includes a dose of laughter, too. Sample topics include:

  • Compassion and Connection
  • Responsive Feeding and Parenting
  • Honoring the past, living in the present, and planning for the future
  • What’s health got to do with it? – Childhood Growth and Development
  • Taming external parenting influences
  • Reframing behavior: common feeding and eating challenges
  • Crafting your personalized family food dynamic


Parent Coaching Skills for Pediatric Feeding Specialists, Level 1

Audience: RDs, RDNs, SLPs, OTs, and Nutrition Educators


Course Description:

Parent Coaching is a guidance practice designed to help caregivers clarify and move toward self-directed goals while supporting family connection. Join Julie Zivah, MS, RDN for an interactive webinar to learn how to improve or refresh your professional practice with Parent Coaching strategies. Together we will explore scope of practice, define essential coaching skills, and simulate a Parent Coaching framework in real time. Come to learn about broadening your assessments and how experiential education is the link to bridge the gap between Feeding Therapy and Parent Coaching.

At the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe how Parent Coaching strategies can augment a Feeding Professional’s work within scope of
  • Define 5 foundational C’s necessary for practitioners to implement Parent Coaching
  • Explain how experiential learning enhances client experience and provider
  • Practice 4 essential steps for coaching clients through experiential education


Still encouraging your clients to “do their jobs” and let the kids “do their jobs” at mealtime? Still stating it is best not to use screens at snack time and share a family meal? Turns out these typical recommendations may be doing more harm than good. Join me to learn what we now know about common childhood feeding recommendations.

Through experiential learning, I offer practical tips to help you feel more confident to support parents in their feeding concerns and challenges.  I will help you evaluate how your current practice/advice offerings around feeding and nutrition align with (or do not align with) your practice values and current research.  Join me to take a deep dive into Parenting Nutrition theory and application. Specifically designed for Parenting Educators, Parenting Coaches, Educators, and other interested professionals who work with parents and/or children ages 0-12. Tailored to your organization, topics can include:

• Responsive feeding: new terminology and practice models for positive feeding relationships

• Ways to offer nutrition-related information accurately and effectively, within scope of practice (helping without harming)

• Creating awareness around food insecurity and implicit biases in a discriminatory food system and diet-centric society

• Reframing labels: from picky eater to food sneaker and more

• Building a framework for knowing when feeding concerns warrant a referral to a nutrition professional (and how to find one)

• How to manage common family feeding questions that arise in parent education settings

• Growing your resource list to include new ideas and inspirations

“Give the students something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.”

~John Dewey

Please note: I do not currently provide Medical Nutrition Therapy for complex medical conditions. 

 I believe all caregivers deserve support and should have access to parent coaching. Clients will never be turned away due to inability to pay.  Equity and meaningful contribution pricing available upon request.  All fees are to be paid at time of service, I do not take insurance. 

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