“One of the most important things a parent can do is leave a legacy of pleasant meals, nourishing food and a healthy attitude about food and body.”
I am a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) and childhood nutrition expert located in Connecticut.
As a pediatric dietitian/nutritionist, I have been trained in the specialized field of nutrition for infants, toddlers, children and teens, and have had many experiences working with all ages of children, in a variety of settings.
I have helped families with picky eating, childhood obesity, food allergies, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and specialized diets for medical problems. I’ve also helped parents navigate getting meals on the table, healthy snacks, and the endless doubt about what to feed their kids.
As a childhood nutrition expert, I have over 24 years of knowledge and experience and am also a mother (of 4). My passion is working on behalf of children of all ages, helping improve their health and wellness, and helping parents be the best feeders, supporters, and home front nutrition experts they can be.
My philosophy is this: It’s not just about WHAT kids eat — it’s also about HOW we feed them and WHY they behave the way they do (often predictable and expected) around food. This What, How, and Why of nutrition and feeding is the trifecta of childhood nutrition.
In everything I do, from speaking to writing and everything in between, my goal is to bring more insight, knowledge and awareness to the role of nutrition and feeding on the growth and development of children. I want to change the conversation from food to feeding and to take nutrition to the next level — a modern and deeper understanding of childhood nutrition, with a more comprehensive, positive approach that benefits the entire family.
You can find my voice, insight and guidance in my writing, speaking engagements, corporate consulting and private counseling.