Ellyn Satter Institute Website

Ellyn Satter Institute

The non-profit Ellyn Satter Institute is named for Ellyn Satter, and was created to carry on the legacy of her work. Followers say that Satter’s work transformed their lives. The Satter Feeding Dynamics Model and the Satter Eating Competence Model address not only food, eating, and feeding, but emotional health and positive family relationships. ecSatter and fdSatter are food-neutral and weight neutral: They support what you eat and what you weigh. Research shows that being Eating Competent—being self-trusting and positive with respect to food, eating and feeding—does more for nutritional, medical, and emotional health than adhering to a set of rules about what to eat and not eat.