There’s nothing that I love more than to witness parents breathe a huge sigh of relief for the first time when it comes to feeding their kids. I live for those moments where I know that I’ve succeeded in helping families end mealtime battles and picky eating power struggles, and shift towards happier and healthier mealtimes. Feeding kids is a tough gig. I know this not only because I’m a paediatric dietitian and nutritionist, but also because I’m a mom of three kids.
I teach parents how to “roll with the punches” of childhood eating, set healthy mealtime boundaries (and stick to them) and raise healthy, happy and adventurous eaters. As a Mom, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a specialty in pregnancy, babies and kids, I have a passion for good food, and teaching parents how to healthfully (and realistically!) feed their families.
I devote much of my time to writing and blogging, creating helpful resources (e-courses, e-books, handouts etc.) for parents. I work with the food industry, not-for-profits, daycares/dayhomes and child-friendly brands and companies that align with my values, to support and promote products, services and foods that I believe in. I also run a thriving nutrition counselling practice with my associate Lesley, where we counsel clients on a wide range of topics such as nutrition for a healthy pregnancy, introducing solids, dealing with picky eating and healthy weight postpartum weight loss. I want parents to feel fully supported and at home, whether they’re in my office, speaking to my over Skype or FaceTime, taking one of my e-courses or reading my blog. I know first-hand what it’s like to be in the “trenches”, so this is a judgement-free, imperfect and fun place for REAL parents who are seeking practical tips and resources on how to feed their kids and help them grow a healthy relationship with food for life.
I’m honoured to have been chosen as one of Calgary’s top ten Nutritionists by Crowd Wellness, and to have my blog, “Nutrition From Stork To Fork” named as one of Babble’s Top 20 Pregnancy blogs in 2012 and one of The Institute of Psychology Of Eating’s top 40 nutrition blogs. I am the nutrition blogger for Erica Ehm’s Yummy Mummy Club as well as Super Healthy Kids, and contribute regularly to Today’s Parent Magazine. I also appear in the media regularly as a child nutrition expert and spokesperson.