“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 trained in the specialized field of nutrition for infants, toddlers, children and teens, and have had many experiences working with children of all ages, in a variety of settings.
In a nutshell, feeding kids today isn’t easy. From picky eating, childhood obesity, food allergies, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and specialized diets for medical problems to simply navigating the ins and outs of getting meals on the table, what to serve at snack-time, and the endless doubt about what to feed kids, feeding a family can be quite a challenge.
As a childhood nutrition expert, I have over 25 years of 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 their 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, expected, and related to their stage of development) around food. This What, How, and Why of nutrition and feeding is the trifecta of modern-day 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 and how it affects the growth and development of children. I want to change the conversation from being focused on food along to integrating feeding and childhood development into the picture, taking childhood nutrition to the next level — a modern and deeper understanding, 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.