At The Centre for Family Nutrition we’re a team of experienced pediatric dietitians and moms who see families, parents and kids for one-on-one nutrition counselling, both in person and virtually. Most health benefit packages cover Registered Dietitian services. To book an appointment with us please use our appointment booking portal. It’s the quickest way for our team of dietitians to receive your request.
MS, RD, Lead Counselling Dietitian, Mom of Two
I’m a mom of two adorable boys and just like many of you, deal with common issues such as picky eating and food throwing (who doesn’t?). I too, am attempting to raise healthy and independent eaters, which certainly is not without hurdles.
I’ve discovered the challenges of picky eating and the joys of a glass of wine, all at the same time. I believe that nutrition and eating should be fun. My goal is to help simplify the feeding process and present nutrition information in a real and easy way to understand.
I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Acadia University and went on to earn a Master of Science in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Before focusing on pediatric and family nutrition, I practiced in the areas of chronic disease prevention and healthy weight loss. I’m a member of the College of Dietitians of Alberta and a certified Craving Change expert who uses motivational and problem-solving techniques to help clients reach their nutrition goals.
In my spare time (aka ‘in my dreams’) I enjoy reading and rock climbing, and spending time with my family.
Registered Dietitian, Counselling Dietitian
My many experiences as a child and as a mom has helped to shape my desire to help others create healthy families from the beginning. As a busy mom of three boys, I understand the many barriers and challenges to feeding a family because I get challenged too. I strive to help families create a healthy foundation for feeding that supports our children to grow and become healthy adults with a healthy relationship with food.
I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Brescia University College and completed my accredited internship with the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship program. My career started in homecare where I practiced for 10 years seeing both adults and then paediatrics in combination with running a paediatric private practice for 5 years. I have supported families with feeding their children from infancy to school-age, working through growth concerns, introducing solids, picky eating, expanding food variety, and more complex feeding concerns. I am beyond excited to join the team at The Centre for Family Nutrition to provide nutrition counselling in pediatrics and family nutrition. While considering what we eat is important, I feel what is equally important is how we feed ourselves and our children. I look forward to supporting families in their feeding journeys wherever it may lead!
When time frees up on this crazy but fun parenting journey you can find me meal prepping the next batch of snacks, or trying to carve out some time for myself to move my body either with or without my crew! As a family we love Friday night movie nights, biking around the neighbourhood and getting outside and hiking local trails to explore all that nature has to offer.
RD, Social Media/Web Strategist
Amanda is a Registered Dietitian and a Social Media/Web Strategist for The Centre For Family Nutrition.
Her love for helping others behind-the-scenes began in 2012 as a website administrator for various volunteer groups. It brings her great joy to help fellow dietitians grow their outreach in a collaborative effort to raise the profile of dietitians.
In her daytime job, Amanda works for Nüton Nutrition Education in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her goal is to help teachers make a difference in the lives of their students through building a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
Hi! My name is Fatima Hussain and I have been an Occupational Therapist for over 5 years. I am now thrilled to be the in-house Pediatric Occupational Therapist for the Centre for Family Nutrition!
I strongly advocate for creating positive and healthy relationships around mealtimes and support children and their families to feel empowered with their feeding therapy. I provide supports for concerns with textures and oral sensitivities as well as therapy for oral-motor challenges. I look forward to supporting you and your family on your feeding journey!
I completed both my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and my Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta. I have also taken further training with the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, the Pediatric Feeding Institute and Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy. My experience, passion, skill set has led me to specialize my practice to work with children of all abilities in their homes, schools and community settings. As an Occupational Therapist, I have found that concerns around feeding and swallowing have had a huge impact on all aspects of the lives of the children and families I work with. It affects family relationships, social skills, academics, sleep and gut health.
Business Development / Strategist
Jennica is excited to be joining Sarah Remmer and her team and brings with her a background in marketing and communications management. Jennica graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Digital Arts Certificate. Since then she has worked in non-profit marketing and communications, dance school management and most recently as a newborn, family and brand photographer. She is a lifelong learner and enjoys expanding her skills and knowledge on a regular basis.
Jennica believes in giving back has spent the last few years volunteering with the Alberta Children’s hospital and with the Small + Mighty project providing professional newborn photography to families with extended NICU stays.
She has two children of her own and knows first-hand the challenges of picky eating and the dinner time struggles it creates. She is excited to be part of a team that works to enable families to raise healthy, happy eaters.
I am a recent graduate from the University of Calgary, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
My passion for the field of human nutrition began in my undergraduate nutrition and public health courses, and I now have the pleasure of being a part of the CFFN team to further my education and experience!
I have specific interests in intuitive eating, maternal nutrition and community and public health. I hope to pursue a master’s in human nutrition and to become a registered dietitian in Canada. I am excited to play a role in helping others create healthy relationships with food!