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Annie McKenna
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

On top of 10-plus years in Pediatric Nutrition, Annie is a mother of 6. This practical child-rearing experience and 15-plus years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist combine with the theoretical expertise of Annie’s master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. The result is a passionate Child Nutrition specialist who offers counseling at all lifecycle stages.

Pediatrics
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Ashley Paleocostas
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Specializing in working with Pediatric clients to overcome picky eating habits and weight management goals for 13 years, Ashley guides children and their parents toward optimal nutrition. Ashley spent 15-plus years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has her Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management certification, speaking to her thorough knowledge base.

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Callie Miller
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Included in Callie’s Master of Health Science in Nutrition from Western Carolina University and 7 years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist are 2 years in Pediatric Nutrition. Callie applies her passion and expertise in treating chronic diseases to help afflicted children formulate healthy, well-rounded relationships with their food and overall wellness.

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Courtney Pelitera
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Courtney's driving force is her passion for helping her clients fit healthy habits into their lifestyles and improving their relationship with food and nutrition. Her 15-plus years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist include a half-decade in Pediatrics and a Certificate of Training in Adult and Pediatric Obesity. Additionally, Courtney earned her Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics from D’Youville.

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Crystal Scott
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

A Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, Crystal spent her entire 14 years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working with children and their parents. Crystal also attended Washington State University to earn her Master of Science in Dietetics, Nutrition, & Exercise Physiology, adding to her vast knowledge base. All of Crystal’s clients can expect passionate, dedicated counseling.

Weight Management
Bariatric Surgery
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Dana Kearney
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

As a Registered Dietitian, Dana has spent 19 years working in Children’s Nutrition, starting at the prenatal stage and extending to their preschool years. Dana’s accreditations speak for themselves, beginning with her master’s in Nutrition & Dietetics from Marywood University. She also has her Certificate of Training for Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.

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Danielle Smith
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Certified Registered Dietitian

A history of chronic illnesses (e.g., SIBO and Celiac disease) fuels Danielle’s empathy for her clients. This notion extends to her approach to Children’s Nutrition. Specifically, children with these problems deal with the fear, confusion, and frustration of not knowing what to eat. Danielle’s accreditations, including a Dietetics Internship and 8-plus years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, have further harnessed her expertise.

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Dima Salhoobi
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

After attending Lehman College to earn her bachelor’s and then her master’s in Dietetics, Dima has spent 10-plus years in Children’s Nutrition. Dima’s accreditations include an Obesity for Pediatrics and Adults Certificate of Training. Her resume also includes nutritional counseling in diverse spaces throughout various patient populations.

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Katie Wengryniuk
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Much of Katie’s decade-plus spent as a Registered Dietitian includes her time training at the Cleveland Clinic with world-renowned doctors. She has applied that knowledge and the lessons learned from her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition toward her 7-plus years of work in Pediatric Nutrition. Katie combines functional and conventional approaches for clients of all ages, including children.

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Maria Elizabeth
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Maria’s 20-plus years of counseling experience as a Registered Dietitian-Nutrition includes 17 years in Pediatrics. She specializes in Children’s Nutrition from the earliest stages of infancy to late adolescence. One-on-one time with her younger clients is Maria’s greatest love. This personal approach allows Maria to significantly impact clients’ relationships with food, nutrition, and wellness as they grow.

Weight management
Overall Health and Wellness
Prenatal/Postpartum
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Rachel Gargano
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Certified Registered Dietitian

With her Master of Science in Nutrition Communication, Rachel’s 15-plus years as a Registered Dietitian and over 7 years in Pediatrics have fueled her passion for Children’s Nutrition. Also, Rachel has specialized training from Cornell University in Maternal and Infant Nutrition, making her an ideal counselor for the children of newer mothers.

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Annie McKenna

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To ensure you are working with the best pediatric nutritionist for your child, you should inquire about a nutritionist’s education, credentials, and working style. Here are a few questions you should ask your pediatric nutritionist to ensure you get the right expertise.
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Where did they receive their professional education?
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You want to ensure that the pediatric nutritionist you are working with has at least a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, nutrition, public health, or related health science. Ask your potential nutritionist questions about where they went to school and what degree they currently hold. If the pediatric nutritionist does not have a bachelor’s degree in a nutrition-related field, ask about additional education or other work experience that they may have.
What is their professional title?
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While a nutritionist’s title is not the be-all-end-all, it can reveal a lot about their level of experience and expertise. Specific titles that indicate you are working with an expert in their field include Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Registered Dietician, and Registered Nutritionist Dietician.
What is their working style?
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Anyone can call themselves a pediatric nutritionist, therefore, there are a few key signs you should look out for to ensure you are working with an expert. One of the best ways to deduce whether or not an individual is qualified is to pay attention to their title and credentials. A registered dietitian-nutritionist (RDN) is a specific professional credential that can only be received by individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree. This individual will have also completed a course approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, supervised practice programs, and a national exam for the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

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"To improve your well being, I focus on meeting you where you are, and together we can find the medium that is able to help achieve your wellness goals. I believe that sustainable results come with persistence and consistency through compassion and balance.”

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Rachel

"I believe that nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all. We each have a unique set of preferences, desires, and goals that can only be achieved through a personal approach. When you work with me, your needs always come first. After all, this is your journey!"
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Frequently Asked Questions

Finding the best children’s nutritionist can be overwhelming, and there is a lot of misinformation and misleading gimmicks out there. But don’t worry, here are a few answers to frequently asked questions that can help you find the best weight loss nutritionist for you.

How do you know if someone is an expert children’s nutritionist?

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Anyone can call themselves a children's nutritionist, therefore, there are a few key signs you should look out for to ensure you are working with an expert. One of the best ways to deduce whether or not an individual is qualified is to pay attention to their title and credentials. A registered dietitian-nutritionist (RDN) is a specific professional credential that can only be received by individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree. This individual will have also completed a course approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, supervised practice programs, and a national exam for the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

What are the going rates for a children’s nutritionist?

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The cost of seeing a children's nutritionist will vary across states and specialties. Most services will charge a specific rate for an initial consultation and a different rate for follow-up appointments.

What does it mean if a company offers a two-week risk-free trial?

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A two-week free trial is an opportunity for you to use a service or product, at no risk to you. If after two weeks you find the product or service is not right for you, you will be refunded 100% of your money. A two-week trial can help you determine if our services are right for you. We want to make sure you're happy and that the service is going to help you see long-term success long term. The two-week trial allows you to try the service with no risk.

What does a matching speciality do?

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Before a client begins seeing a children's nutritionist regularly, they will first complete an initial consultation. The initial consultation allows a nutrition specialist to evaluate a client and determine what nutritionist would best suit their needs.

What if I am dissatisfied with a matching specialist’s suggestions?

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Our nutrition specialists are experts when it comes to finding the right solutions for clients. They all have a background in nutrition and have spent hundreds of hours matching and training to match clients and we see a 97% success rate with first-time matches. That said, it is key to your success that you feel confident and comfortable with your nutritionist so if you don't feel your match was a good one we will work to re-match you at no charge. If you disagree with the nutrition specialist’s suggestions, speak candidly about why you disagree with the match. Explaining your rationale will help the nutrition specialist make a more informed decision about the best nutritionist for your child.

What is the difference between a children's nutritionist and a children's dietician?

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Children's nutritionists and children's dietitians are both nutrition experts who have studied how diet can impact children's health. While dietitians design diets to treat specific medical conditions, nutritionists deal with more general nutritional aims and behaviors. Dietitians and nutritionists also hold different titles.

Does health insurance cover children's nutritionists?

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Many insurance companies cover nutrition counseling services, including Medica, United Healthcare, and Medicare. To verify whether your insurance covers nutrition counseling, simply call the number on your health insurance card.
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What is a children's nutritionist?

A children's nutritionist is an expert in the dietary needs of newborns and children. While some children's nutritionists work with individual children and families, others will work with larger groups at schools or hospitals.

Whether your child is a picky eater, struggling to gain or lose weight, or is grappling with a chronic illness, a children's nutritionist will be able to offer you help and guidance. Some parents consult children's nutritionists simply to ensure that they feed their children with the proper nutrients they need for normal growth.

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What does a children's nutritionist do?

If a children's nutritionist works with a patient one-on-one, they aim to help parents design an appropriate nutrition plan for their child. During the initial consultation, a children's nutritionist will assess the child's dietary needs and create a customized meal plan tailored to their food preferences and nutritional needs. This can be especially helpful if your child is a picky eater and has strong aversions to certain foods.

Sometimes a customized meal plan may factor in the dietary needs of a child with diabetes or obesity; other times that meal plan may be catered to children with celiac disease or lactose intolerance. If your child has unhealthy eating habits, then a children's nutritionist may also be a great resource.

Benefits of working with a children's nutritionist

Ensuring that your child receives the nutrition they need to live a healthy lifestyle is paramount. Here are some of the benefits you can reap from working with a children's nutritionist.

Picky Eaters

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If your child is a picky eater, then you are not alone. Many children have aversions to certain foods at a young age. children's nutritionists help parents of picky eaters by teaching them how to handle mealtimes.

Transitioning to Solids

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Feeding your infant solid foods for the first time can be daunting. A children's nutritionist can help you through this transition and let you know when your infant is ready for this change. A children's nutritionist can also walk you through the best feeding methods and the best first solids to feed your child.

Young Athletes

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Children already have particular nutritional needs for growth and development. If your child is a competitive athlete, these dietary needs will increase. A children's nutritionist can help ensure that your child has all of the fuel they need to prepare them for training and competitive events.

Food Allergies or Illness

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When you choose to work with a weight loss nutritionist, you are helping yourself maintain heassыы lthy life practices that will improve your overall health. By partnering with a weight loss nutritionist you are giving yourself the best chance you have at improving your health and preventing any existing health conditions from worsening.

Normal Growth

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If you are worried that your child is either under or overweight, a children's nutritionist will be able to confirm whether or not your child’s weight or growth is a concern. A children's nutritionist will complete a comprehensive assessment of growth charts and lab work. They will then provide you with action items to help you navigate your child’s food and fluids moving forward.

What to look for in a children's nutritionist

To find the best children's nutritionist, they must be attuned to your needs. Here are some guidelines you should follow when selecting your children's nutritionist.

Consider your nutrition goals

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Before deciding on which nutritionist you want your child to work with, ask yourself what you want to get out of this experience. While some children's nutritionists may specialize in sports nutrition, others may be better at working with picky eaters. Thinking through your nutrition goals and why you seek help will help you get the most out of each session.

Know your budget

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Determining how much you can afford to spend on a children's nutritionist will be important when selecting your service. Consider how much you can afford to pay for a children's nutritionist every month and how often you plan on visiting the nutritionist.

Figure out your nutrition philosophy

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Every children's nutritionist will have their own working style and methodology. Ask for an introductory call with a nutritionist before signing on for their services. On the call, ask what their nutrition philosophy is and what a typical session with them might look like to gauge whether their style meets your needs. Some nutritionists may be more rigorous or intense with stricter regimens, while others may be more laid back and take a holistic approach.

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How Top Nutrition Coaching can help

Top Nutrition Coaching aims to make this process stress-free. By filling out a short survey online and undergoing an initial consultation, Thrive will match you with the perfect children's nutritionist for your family. All it takes is a few steps for your child to receive the best advice for their nutritional needs.

How to find a children's nutritionist near me

There are many other ways to find a children's nutritionist near you. First, consult with your own network of doctors and ask them if they have anyone they can refer you to. This is a quick and easy way to connect with a children's nutritionist.
 
There are also online portals that you can use to find qualified nutritionists, such as the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) or Top Nutrition Coaching

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