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Annie McKenna
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

A mother of 6, Annie uniquely caters to the pediatrics space, where she’s spent a decade of her 15-plus year career as a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. She specializes in many lifecycle stages, such as infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Annie’s education includes a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University.

Pediatrics
Lactation & Infant Nutrition
Healthy Eating & Family Nutrition
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Ashley Paleocostas
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

13 of Ashley’s 15 years of counseling experience as a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist have been spent in pediatrics. It’s the ideal avenue for her education at Long Island University, where Ashley earned her Bachelor's in Nutrition and certification in Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management. Her primary area of focus is improving picky eating and helping manage the weight of pediatric clients.

Pediatrics
Lactation and Infant Nutrition
GI
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Callie Miller
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

A Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with 7-plus years of experience counseling clients, Callie has worked 2-plus years in pediatric nutrition. Callie expertly applies the knowledge obtained from her Master of Health Science in Nutrition at Western Carolina University, improving her pediatric clients’ lifelong relationship with food.

Sports
Weight loss/Overall Health and Wellness
Disordered Eating
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Courtney Pelitera
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

On top of her 10 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist in the health and wellness space, Courtney spent 5 rewarding years in pediatrics. Her expertise stems from her Master’s Degree in Clinical Dietetics and Certificate of Training in Adult and Pediatric Obesity. Courtney is passionate about enhancing her client’s relationship with nutrition and food.

Weight Management:
Athletic Performance/Sports
Oncology
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Crystal Scott
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

For the entirety of Crystal’s 14-plus years in medical nutrition counseling, she’s worked in the pediatric space. Crystal is a Registered-Dietitian and earned a certified Specialization in Pediatric nutrition. Speaking further to Crystal’s nutrition-based expertise, she attended Washington State University to receive her Master’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, & Exercise Physiology.

Weight Management
Bariatric Surgery
Athletic Performance/Sports
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Dana Kearney
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Dana’s passion for pediatrics has fueled her 19-plus years specializing in nutrition for children from the prenatal stages to preschool ages. Her approach revolves around helping parents, grandparents, and family members–new and experienced–grasp early lifecycle needs. Dana’s many accreditations include a Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics from Marywood University.

Prenatal
Postnatal
Pediatric
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Danielle Smith
4.7
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Danielle’s been a Registered Dietitian in various settings for the past 8-plus years, including experience in the pediatric space.

Among her many accreditations, Danielle successfully completed a Dietetic Internship at the University of Nevada and is certified as a Weight Loss Coach. She focuses on weight management, disordered eating, and chronic illnesses (e.g., SIBO/IBS).

Sports
Weight loss/Overall Health and Wellness
Celiac/Food Sensitivities/ Food Allergies
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Dima Salhoobi
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

During the decade-plus Dima spent as a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist counseling across multicultural, diverse patient populations, she’s been in pediatrics the whole time. Nurturing Dima’s focus in this particular space is her Certificate of Training in Obesity for Pediatrics and Adults. Dina also went to Lehman College to earn her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Clinical Nutrition.

Weight Management
Type 2 Diabetes
Prediabetes
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Katie Wengryniuk
4.7
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Katie’s experience as a Registered Dietitian spans over a decade. Also, it includes 7 years in pediatric nutrition and a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University. Additionally, Katie spent 7 years at the Cleveland Clinic, collaborating with world-renowned physicians and specialists. She aims to combine functional and conventional medicines for improved health outcomes for her clients, including pediatric ones.

Wellness
Functional Medicine
GI
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Maria Elizabeth
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

With 17 of her 20 years as a Registered Dietician-Nutritionist spent in pediatrics, Maria specializes in helping clients from infancy to adolescence. Her passion is for working one-on-one with people to improve their lifelong relationships with nutrition. Maria’s educational accreditations include a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Marywood University.

Weight management
Overall Health and Wellness
Prenatal/Postpartum
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Rachel Gargano
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Included in Rachel’s 15-plus years as a Registered Dietitian are 7 years in the pediatric field. She worked at the Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program from 2008 to 2009 and has been part of Happy Family Brands since 2015. Rachel’s Infant and Maternal Nutrition certification from Cornell University further contributes to her expertise in pediatric nutrition.

General health and wellness
Sports dietetics
Prenatal & Postpartum
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Annie McKenna
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

A mother of 6, Annie uniquely caters to the pediatrics space, where she’s spent a decade of her 15-plus year career as a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. She specializes in many lifecycle stages, such as infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Annie’s education includes a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University.

Pediatrics
Lactation & Infant Nutrition
Healthy Eating & Family Nutrition
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Ashley Paleocostas
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

13 of Ashley’s 15 years of counseling experience as a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist have been spent in pediatrics. It’s the ideal avenue for her education at Long Island University, where Ashley earned her Bachelor's in Nutrition and certification in Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management. Her primary area of focus is improving picky eating and helping manage the weight of pediatric clients.

Pediatrics
Lactation and Infant Nutrition
GI
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Callie Miller
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

A Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with 7-plus years of experience counseling clients, Callie has worked 2-plus years in pediatric nutrition. Callie expertly applies the knowledge obtained from her Master of Health Science in Nutrition at Western Carolina University, improving her pediatric clients’ lifelong relationship with food.

Sports
Weight loss/Overall Health and Wellness
Disordered Eating
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Courtney Pelitera
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

On top of her 10 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist in the health and wellness space, Courtney spent 5 rewarding years in pediatrics. Her expertise stems from her Master’s Degree in Clinical Dietetics and Certificate of Training in Adult and Pediatric Obesity. Courtney is passionate about enhancing her client’s relationship with nutrition and food.

Weight Management:
Athletic Performance/Sports
Oncology
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Crystal Scott
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

For the entirety of Crystal’s 14-plus years in medical nutrition counseling, she’s worked in the pediatric space. Crystal is a Registered-Dietitian and earned a certified Specialization in Pediatric nutrition. Speaking further to Crystal’s nutrition-based expertise, she attended Washington State University to receive her Master’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, & Exercise Physiology.

Weight Management
Bariatric Surgery
Athletic Performance/Sports
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Dana Kearney
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Dana’s passion for pediatrics has fueled her 19-plus years specializing in nutrition for children from the prenatal stages to preschool ages. Her approach revolves around helping parents, grandparents, and family members–new and experienced–grasp early lifecycle needs. Dana’s many accreditations include a Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics from Marywood University.

Prenatal
Postnatal
Pediatric
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Danielle Smith
4.7
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Danielle’s been a Registered Dietitian in various settings for the past 8-plus years, including experience in the pediatric space.

Among her many accreditations, Danielle successfully completed a Dietetic Internship at the University of Nevada and is certified as a Weight Loss Coach. She focuses on weight management, disordered eating, and chronic illnesses (e.g., SIBO/IBS).

Sports
Weight loss/Overall Health and Wellness
Celiac/Food Sensitivities/ Food Allergies
Get Started
Dima Salhoobi
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

During the decade-plus Dima spent as a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist counseling across multicultural, diverse patient populations, she’s been in pediatrics the whole time. Nurturing Dima’s focus in this particular space is her Certificate of Training in Obesity for Pediatrics and Adults. Dina also went to Lehman College to earn her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Clinical Nutrition.

Weight Management
Type 2 Diabetes
Prediabetes
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Katie Wengryniuk
4.7
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Katie’s experience as a Registered Dietitian spans over a decade. Also, it includes 7 years in pediatric nutrition and a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University. Additionally, Katie spent 7 years at the Cleveland Clinic, collaborating with world-renowned physicians and specialists. She aims to combine functional and conventional medicines for improved health outcomes for her clients, including pediatric ones.

Wellness
Functional Medicine
GI
Get Started
Maria Elizabeth
4.8
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Certified Registered Dietitian

With 17 of her 20 years as a Registered Dietician-Nutritionist spent in pediatrics, Maria specializes in helping clients from infancy to adolescence. Her passion is for working one-on-one with people to improve their lifelong relationships with nutrition. Maria’s educational accreditations include a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Marywood University.

Weight management
Overall Health and Wellness
Prenatal/Postpartum
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Rachel Gargano
4.9
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Certified Registered Dietitian

Included in Rachel’s 15-plus years as a Registered Dietitian are 7 years in the pediatric field. She worked at the Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program from 2008 to 2009 and has been part of Happy Family Brands since 2015. Rachel’s Infant and Maternal Nutrition certification from Cornell University further contributes to her expertise in pediatric nutrition.

General health and wellness
Sports dietetics
Prenatal & Postpartum
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Katie Wengryniuk

Registered Dietitian
Picky Eaters
Healthy Weight
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Annie McKenna

Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist
Healthy Weight
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Rachel Gargano

Registered Dietitian
Healthy Development
Liquids to Solids
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Dima Salhoobi

Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist
Healthy Weight
Pre-diabetes and Diabetes
Pediatrics
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Working With A Pediatric Nutritionist

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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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All of our nutritionist engagements include the following:
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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saw improvements in their child's mood, energy, and ability to focus.
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Dima

"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.”

Areas of Expertise

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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 pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist?

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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.

What are the going rates for a pediatric nutritionist?

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The cost of seeing a pediatric 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 pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist and a pediatric dietician?

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Pediatric nutritionists and pediatric 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 pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist?

A pediatric nutritionist is an expert in the dietary needs of newborns and children. While some pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist will be able to offer you help and guidance. Some parents consult pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist do?

If a pediatric 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 pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist may also be a great resource.

Benefits of working with a pediatric 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 pediatric 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. Pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist can help you through this transition and let you know when your infant is ready for this change. A pediatric 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 pediatric 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 healthy 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 pediatric nutritionist will be able to confirm whether or not your child’s weight or growth is a concern. A pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist

To find the best pediatric nutritionist, they must be attuned to your needs. Here are some guidelines you should follow when selecting your pediatric 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 pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist will be important when selecting your service. Consider how much you can afford to pay for a pediatric nutritionist every month and how often you plan on visiting the nutritionist.

Figure out your nutrition philosophy

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Every pediatric 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 pediatric 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 pediatric nutritionist near me

There are many other ways to find a pediatric 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 pediatric 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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