Choking on food causes the death of 1 child every five days in the United States

Choking on food is preventable; learn how

What you will learn:

Taught by two credentialed experts specializing in feeding safety

Prevent choking emergencies in your home

1. Stop unsafe seating situations with our posture checklist proven to protect your child’s airway.

2. Avoid dangerous household objects and modify choking risk foods to facilitate safe swallowing for infants, toddlers, and school-age children.

3. Troubleshoot feeding difficulties that can impact safe swallowing at mealtimes, such as pocketing, overstuffing and excessive gagging

Know what to do in the case of an emergency

1. Learn infant and child Heimlich

2. Learn infant and child CPR

Meet Your 3 Instructors:

Dawn Winkelmann


Dawn Winkelmann, a speech-language pathologist and feeding therapist specializing in pediatric feeding & swallowing. She will teach you how to prepare foods to decrease choking, position your child to reduce choking risk, and eliminate choking hazards from your home.

Katie Ferraro


Katie Ferraro, a registered dietician, specializing in infant feeding, will teach you which foods to avoid to decrease choking risk and the difference between choking & allergic reactions from food.

Brandon Doerksen

Certified CPR Instructor

Brandon Doerksen is the CEO & Co-founder of Thrive Training Institute. As a certified CPR Instructor, he has a passion to help families and lay responders learn CPR Online. He will teach you how to properly respond to choking emergencies.

Get this Training For $97

Course Outline:

Everything you need to know about choking prevention and response

    1. Introduction from Dawn

    2. Swallowing Development

    3. Common Choking Hazards

    4. Proper Feeding Position

    5. Safe Food Preparation

    1. Choking Risk Foods

    2. Signs of Choking vs Allergic Reactions

    1. Meet your CPR Instructor

    2. Choking Games

    3. Conscious Choking Infant 0-12 Months

    4. Unconscious Choking Infant 0-12 Months

    5. Conscious Choking Child

    6. Unconscious Choking Child Chest Compressions

    7. Unconscious Choking Child Rescue Breaths

    8. Age Appropriate Techniques Review

    9. Hands-Only CPR

About this course

  • $97.00
  • 16 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Enrollment Includes:

  • Comprehensive choking prevention curriculum taught by pediatric feeding experts Dawn Winkelmann, MS, CCC-SLP, and Katie Ferraro, MPH, RDN, CDE

  • Lifetime Course Access

  • Choking Intervention Curriculum taught by certified CPR Trainer Brandon Doerksen

With the Nation's Top Feeding Experts

Dawn Winkelmann & Katie Ferraro

From the Founders

Brandon, Caitlyn, Selah & Gemma

As parents of two young girls, we are on a mission to bring science-backed, time-efficient, cost-effective health and safety training to 1,000,000 homes. Your confidence and well-being is our goal. We are honored to have you as part of the family. 

Brandon & Caitlyn Doerksen 

Thrive Training Institute Co-founders