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Nutrition for Children

We all want our children to develop a healthy relationship with food. As parents and caretakers, our goal is to prevent disordered eating, unhealthy dieting and harmful pre-occupations with food. We want our kids to develop a natural desire to eat a variety of healthy foods. We also want them to trust their bodies to be able to tell them how much to eat. Ideally, we want our children to be able to practice healthy nutritional choices day-to-day but also to be alright with indulging in treat foods at times, but without going completely overboard with them.

 

The goal we aim for is to work with families to help build  your child’s long term relationship with food and establish healthy eating habits. Recognizing that perfect nutrition isn’t always possible, and that’s ok!

What Does a Children’s Dietician Do?

A registered pediatric dietitian assists children in following a healthy diet and improving their eating pattern to manage their medical condition or nutritional needs. Feeding children can be a challenge on the best of days. Add in a major pandemic, kids at home 24/7, new routines and extra stress, and it can cause a lot of anxiety and frustration. Mealtime power struggles, picky eating, all-day snacking and short-order cooking are all be a reality for most parents right now

Pediatric Dietitians can give you and your child general healthy eating advice or help you manage dietary conditions. They can also help you with setting boundaries and coping strategies as we navigate our way through a most challenging year. 

 

Some of the Struggles We Can Help Your Child  or Teen With:

Picky Eating

Disordered Eating

Overeating

Nutritional Concerns

Healthy Eating Plans

Diabetic Nutrition

Encouraging Health Food Choices

Allergies / Food Intolerance

Failure to Thrive

Mealtime Struggles

Transitioning to Solid Food

Feeding Concerns

Emotional Eating

Constant Snacking

Sugar Addiction

Resistance to Try New Foods

Breastfeeding / formula feeding concerns

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Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating is an evidenced-based, mind-body health approach, comprised of 10 Principles, It  was created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. It’s a weight-neutral and non-diet approach to eating that helps to create more body awareness. It also  teaches children to truly listen to and recognize their physical hunger cues. 

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Healthy Food Choices

Teaching kids to eat well can be a challenge. One one hand they need to understand that the food choices they make affects their body, on the other hand you don’t want to turn every meal into a lecture. It’s all about leading by example and not labeling foods as “good” or “bad”, but instead focus on portion size. We can help you establish health food strategies for your children.

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Disordered Eating

Disordered eating is used to describe a range of irregular eating behaviors that may or may not warrant a diagnosis of an eating disorder.

Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN) are diagnosed according to specific criteria. These diagnosis can exclude a majority of individuals suffering with disordered eating.

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Transitioning to Solids

Are you confused about when or what to start your baby on for solid foods? You aren’t alone! Whether you are looking to start them on soft cereals like pablum, or give baby led weaning a shot, our expert nutritional consultants can help you make the right choice for your family. We have proven techniques, tips and advice to help you feel supported in the path to solid foods.

We would love to help you find a Pediatric Dietician that is the best fit for you.

Please contact us with any questions or book your appointment online with us today.

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