Certified North Carolina Pediatric and Children’s Nutritionist Counseling for Family Wellness
Our team of registered dietitian nutritionists specialize in pediatric and family nutrition coaching, helping families to optimize their child’s nutrition habits. We offer children’s nutritionist services to infants, babies, toddlers, and kids of all ages. As parents ourselves, we understand the complex family dynamic when it comes to food and child feeding. Our approach is always gentle and realistic. Nutrition for kids doesn’t have to be a battleground, and mealtime can be pleasant for everyone.
For picky eaters, we have a specific, evidence-based, and gentle method that removes the stress of family meals and helps your child to thrive. Some children are more sensitive to taste, smell, and the variety of textures of foods. Working with a children’s nutritionist can give you and your family the tools you need to introduce new foods without causing kid eating anxiety. In addition to coaching you through our method, we can provide ongoing support and assessment, so that your toddler or child is best supported to establish healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime.
Our staff of certified toddler and children’s nutritionists also are experts at helping with early feeding, to include infant and baby-led weaning instruction and consultation, breastfeeding support, and toddler feeding. Those first steps of feeding a baby can feel like monumental tasks for parents. And who could blame them? There is so much conflicting information out there. Take the guesswork out of the best feeding practices for infants, babies and toddlers with easy-to-implement strategies with the guidance of one of our expert pediatric dietitians.
Special Feeding Needs
Most children go through picky eating phases. This is a normal part of child development. There are a couple of eating disorders children experience, however, that require the guidance and support of pediatric nutritionists and registered child dietitians.
When it comes to truly picky kids, we have an expertise in coordinating with your child’s care team to support Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and PANDAS/PANS — infection-induced autoimmune conditions that can cause OCD and disrupted eating.
These conditions are real and can be incredibly disruptive to family meals as well as compromise the wellbeing of your child. They both involve an inability for your child to meet nutritional needs and can have serious health and social consequences.
Our approach is to optimize oral nutrition with a food-first approach, but to also utilize age-appropriate, quality nutritional supplements as necessary. Specialty nutritional testing can also be an essential part of these children’s support plans.
As these are serious conditions, it’s critical to consult with your pediatrician and/or primary care physician. A pediatric dietician is but one piece of the support team to get your child back to health.
Our Children’s Nutritionist Services May Help Reduce Stress
With support and guidance from one of our pediatric nutrition experts , family meals can become more peaceful. You can worry less about the health status of your infant, toddler, or child as it relates to their nutrition. You’ll feel empowered in knowing that your child is becoming a competent eater. Also, you’ll know how to support them on their path to life-long nutrition.
Also, we don’t just give you a plan and send you out the door. We’ll make sure you’re supported throughout your journey.
Finally, our goal is to get you to where you don’t need us! In effect, we teach you how to follow our process on your own. That way, you can have ongoing, independent success with your family’s nutrition.
Here’s an Overview Of Our Results-Driven Process
Complete our secure forms. We collect a detailed assessment and any labs you wish to provide – we want the whole story!
Meet with us for your initial visit. We’ll review your assessment, you’ll get several choices for first steps, and you’ll get a detailed plan with all of the info and support that you need for success.
Complete any desired additional assessments such as functional lab testing, body composition or metabolic assessment, or blood glucose monitoring (all optional).
If desired, get additional support with group programs or weekly email check-ins.
Meet with us on a recurring basis to further optimize your plan, move to further stages, and eventually achieve independent wellness!
Get started with optimizing your family nutrition today! Contact us to discuss how we can support you.
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Wondering if we’re a good fit? Let’s jump on a short, no-obligation call. We’ll discuss your health challenges and goals and how we can support you in achieving those goals.
Nutrition Professionals You Can Trust
Many claim to be a nutritionist, but only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) meets rigorous academic requirements to include extensive clinical training, a nutrition degree from an accredited university, passing a rigorous board exam, and meeting continuing education requirements. Further, we are Licensed Registered Dietitians (LDNs) in the state of North Carolina. We are further credentialed in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. We stay informed of guidelines set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to provide our patients with expert nutrition counseling.