Get ready to say Goodbye to mealtime chaos—and say Hello to healthy habits that stick!

Imagine finally enjoying
stress-free meal planning

and creating
nutritious, delicious meals
tailored to your family’s needs.

Struggling to feed your family can be a constant source of stress and frustration – especially if you’re dealing with picky eating or food sneaking.

If you’re tired of making multiple dinners every night or finding wrappers in your child’s bedroom, it’s time to take action.

Imagine finally enjoying stress-free meal planning and creating nutritious, delicious meals that your whole family will love. With our course, a healthier, happier mealtime routine is within reach.

how to feed my family course

Imagine the joy of sharing a delicious, healthy meal with your loved ones, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re nourishing their bodies and minds.

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Did you know?

Kids who eat with their families at least five times a week are 25% less likely to experience stress, anxiety, and depression.

They’re also more likely to get better grades in school, have healthier eating habits, and develop stronger social skills.


Families Befriending Food Course

A 4-week program so you can transform your family’s relationship with food and mealtime.

With this course, you’ll:

✨ Discover practical tools and strategies for making mealtime a positive and stress-free experience, even with picky eaters and busy schedules.

✨ Learn how to plan and prepare healthy meals that your family will love.

Save time, money, and energy while promoting their physical and mental well-being.

Say goodbye to mealtime stress and hello to a happier, healthier family!


What’s included


Feeding Journal

This is the perfect tool for families to track their progress, reflect on their experiences, and set goals related to implementing the division of responsibility in feeding. It offers a structured and organized way for you to engage with the course material and apply the principles in your everyday life.

Three 30 minute
audio lessons

These lessons are designed to provide practical guidance and strategies for implementing the division of responsibility in feeding. They offer valuable insights and actionable steps to support families in fostering a healthy and positive relationship with food, promoting attunement, self-regulation, and joyful mealtimes.

Gain insight into your family’s eating habits

Completing these evidence-based surveys will help you to assess and optimize the division of responsibility in feeding, creating a positive and healthy feeding environment for your family. They can assess various aspects of eating behavior, such as awareness, attunement, and self-regulation, to determine if an individual has a positive relationship with food.

What participants are saying

” I had a mom share this week that your discussion really impacted her. She said she changed her approach to mealtimes this week and felt more relaxed and less stressed than she has in a very long time.”


“A dad shared that he thought it was really helpful to think about treating desserts just like any other food, and also helpful to know that he can trust his child to know how much they need to consume.”


You could spend hours googling the best way to feed a healthy family.

You could spend hours reading books


You could spend a fraction of that time listening to our condensed version and meet with us a few times to use our expertise along with your personal experience to
make changes now
that will last a lifetime.

Here are your options to get started:

Meet Ashley

Hello! I am Ashley Barnes a Registered Dietitian located in Minneapolis, MN where I have lived with my husband and 3 young children for the past 8 years.

I am very grateful to have been invited to work alongside Natalie at Eat with Permission this year. Natalie and I worked together in WI prior to my relocation to MN and our paths crossed again while participating in the Ellyn Satter Affiliate program in 2021.

Upon graduating from the Ellyn Satter Affiliate program I knew I wanted to train in her Feeding with Love and Good Sense program with the dream of someday being able to walk alongside caregivers, including parents, teachers, childcare educators, and community leaders as they nourish feeding relationships with children.

I am excited to begin partnering with caregivers and communities in MN and WI through Permission Dietitian to establish a positive feeding relationship using the Satter Division of Responsibility (sDOR) in feeding. 

Our partnership will be built on the principles of weight and food neutrality, trusting children to eat and grow in the way that is right for their body and advocating for positive feeding relationship for all children.

Ashley Barnes Dietitian Nutritionist

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

We do not take insurance at this time. We offer a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. A superbill is a receipt of payment for working with a healthcare professional. 

How do you accept payment?

Online though our Squarepsace scheduling program through Stripe

How long do I have access?

There is limited access to this program. It’s 4 weeks long but you do have access for 6 weeks. 

What is the evidence to back up this intervention?

The Ellyn Satter website has a host of resources to back up the long history of this model.

Ready to get started?

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