A registered dietitian can assist your family from introducing solids, helping with picky eaters and creating specialized meal plans for children with allergies.
Infant Weight Gain & Nutrition: having a baby is very exciting but don’t we wish they came with their own feeding manual? Working with a registered dietitian will help you learn more about your baby’s unique feeding milestones and nutritional needs, as well as overcome feeding concerns (i.e. weight/length-for-age, bowel habits, allergies, etc.) to guarantee that your baby is meeting their nutritional needs for healthy growth and development.
Introduction to Solids: At about 6 months your baby is ready to start eating solid foods. Solid foods will give them the extra energy, iron and other essential nutrients needed to grow. A registered dietitian will teach you how to introduce new foods and answers common feeding questions such as making safe homemade baby food, food aversions, etc.
Feeding Picky Eaters: Wanting the best for our children includes having good eating habits, and it can be worrying when they are picky eaters or refuse to try new foods. But not to worry, there are many evidence-based strategies that parents can use to overcome this! Working with a registered dietitian will help you learn more about which strategy works best for your children to diversify their dietary intake and meet their nutritional needs.
Food Literacy: Parents and children have different roles when it comes to meal time. As parents, understanding this shared responsibility can help prevent power struggles at mealtime, make family dinners more enjoyable and help your children adapt good eating habits. Talk to a registered dietitian to learn more about the benefits of family meals.
Family Meal Planning: Our busy lifestyle may have us wondering if our family is eating good enough. Did my kids have breakfast before heading to school? Did I pack a healthy lunch to help me power through my busy day at the office? These are questions we ask ourselves every day. With a registered dietitian, you will learn how to plan balanced and easy meals ahead and how to meal prep/shop efficiently to make this a much more enjoyable process.
Specialized Diets: Healthy eating looks different for everyone! Our registered dietitian understands the uniqueness of each family’s food choices, which may be based on their health, budget, preferences, religion, culture and food traditions. Get personalized assessment and advice about your food and lifestyle choices to make sure your family is meeting their nutritional needs.
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