Feeding New Families (14281)

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June 28th, 2014 8:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Phone: 425-602-3361
Full Registration $ 169.00
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Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience Anyone who serves new families, cares about food, health and wants to have fun
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One-day hands-on whole foods cooking in our beautiful Nutrition Teaching Kitchen with nutritional experts who bring a wealth of experience in cooking for families with children. Saturday, June 28, 2014 8am-4:30pm $159


The Curriculum

Transform what is served at your table and at the tables of new families you care for.   Our food choices inform every growing cell in our bodies.  Naturally, parents want their children to form healthy bodies by serving the best food possible from pre-conception through childhood.   Included in price is whole foods snack and lunch.

  • Discover a basic whole foods philosophy and  why fresh, local and organic are important for young children and for nursing women
  • Recognize  what foods deserve to be on the family plate
  • Form a fresh understanding about what’s worth buying, preparing and eating. 
  • Learn how to prepare good foods that are satisfying and pleasurable for every family member, at every age.
  • Construct a balanced meal based on the marriage of traditional wisdom and the latest research. 
  • Gain basic knife skills, and experience with whole grain & bean cookery
  • Create and eat a spectacular luncheon buffet based on the “Build a Bowl” concept. 
  • Eight full kitchen stations of the Nutrition Teaching Kitchen on the Bastyr campus provide the perfect venue to learn, cook and share.

This workshop is for:

Anyone who serves new families cares about food, health and wants to have fun:


Childbirth educators

Lactation educators



New parents

Birth Assistants

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Prenatal and New Parent Yoga Teachers

Course Notes

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Leika Suzumura, RD, received her degree in nutrition at Bastyr University and is passionate about food justice and the pursuit of making quality foods accessible to all people. She has dedicated her career to community nutrition with an emphasis on childhood nutrition and parent education as a way to support the livelihood of the next generation. Her approach focuses on bringing kids and parents into the kitchen so that learning nutrition is fun and delicious! Leika is an Instructor of Feeding New Families at the Simkin Center.


All courses are held at Bastyr University unless otherwise noted.  Directions

Contact us for lodging information: 425-602-3075.

Contact Us :
Call us at (425) 602-3361