Frequently Asked Questions
I love getting questions from potential clients - this lets me know that you’re serious about getting the support you deserve to make good nutrition decisions at home. Here are a few of the most common questions I get - feel free to set up a call if there is anything else I can answer. I’m here to help!
A registered dietitian is a credentialed and qualified nutrition expert. As a registered dietitian, I am able to provide you with expert advice about your and your family’s nutritional needs.
A registered dietitian has a minimum of an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in food and nutrition sciences (I have both degrees) as well as supervised experience before passing a national board exam and completing their registration process with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
What I’m most excited for you to experience first is the confidence to start trying new strategies and seeing them work in your household. You’ll have new resources, my support as well as the support of our Parenting Dietitian community and we’ll share in your successes, together.
Long term, you’ll get to see which strategies work best for you and your family. Before long, these new habits will feel like the regular routine.
As you get connected further with the Parenting Dietitian, you’ll be offering your wins and tips to newer parents, too. It’s so exciting to be able to share what is working for you!
Ongoing, all clients will have access to me and my ongoing support.
For those parents seeking additional support, VIP support is available as 1:1 coaching.
All clients will have contact with me via email as well as live meetings that occur throughout the program or session.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of causes for picky eating. To some degree, picky eating is a normal phase for toddlers to move through. But for many of our kiddos, they’re pickier than that.
Your child also needs time and practice with new ingredients before accepting them as an enjoyable part of the mealtime experience. Exposure to tasting foods in a fun format helps reduce fear but can feel like a chore to parents who aren’t exactly sure what steps to take – I can help with that!
You can’t force kids to eat. Just like you can’t force them to sleep.
Toddlers are developing rapidly. As parents, it’s important to consider just how many factors influence their appetite (and that changes in appetite are normal).
I can help to reduce your stress so that you can help them to be more comfortable with new foods. It takes practice!
Yes! While I don’t offer meal plans per se, I offer actionable tips and strategies to help you feel more comfortable with simple meal plannings that your toddler will actually eat.
Great question – this is a common concern for parents. We know that our kiddos need some snacks – but how many are too many? I have a lot of tips and ideas to get you started in my blog post: Quick and Easy Healthy Snacks for Toddlers.
Once we start working together, I will provide personalized guidance for what kinds of snacks, and how many, will support your child not getting hungry throughout the day but also being ready to eat at dinnertime.
Great question – milk sure is a hot button issue. The best milk for a toddler depends on many factors, including what their unique nutrition goals are and whether they have other sources of calcium in their diet.
If your family is getting enough calcium from food sources and not so worried about filling up on dairy, almond or soy milk might be a good choice. I encourage my clients to think about milk within the rest of their child’s usual foods as well as other dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese.
For the full scoop about milk for toddlers, please check out my comprehensive blog post: Best Milk For Toddlers.