Just like adults, children need nutrition support from time to time. Whether you're seeking help for a premature baby who needs to gain weight, an infant struggling with solid food, a picky toddler, or a teenager with weight control issues, our pediatric nutrition specialists have the experience and dedication to help your child grow and thrive.
Trying to resolve your child's nutrition struggles can be a frustrating and demoralizing experience for parents. Without the proper nutrition training, you may not have the necessary tools to set your child on the path to a healthy diet and lifestyle, especially in serious cases involving food allergies, eating disorders, or excessive weight gain. On the other hand, our health professionals have helped hundreds of clients cultivate healthy relationships with food and find ways to work through their nutrition issues. Here are a few of the key benefits of working with a pediatric dietitian.
We want you to feel good about the decisions you make for your family. By choosing Top Nutrition Coaching, you're giving your child access to leading pediatric nutrition experts who have successfully guided hundreds of kids of all ages to positive health outcomes and a good relationship with food.
There are several steps that all registered dietitians must complete to earn that title. Registered dietitians who practice in the Houston area must also fulfill the requirements set out by the state of Texas.
Houston can be a wonderful place to raise a family, but living in the city can also be a challenge, especially for young people's health.
Pediatric obesity is one of the most significant health issues in both Houston and Harris County (and in the state of Texas). According to the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, 34% of Houston's kids aged 12 and over are overweight or obese. Many factors contribute to these alarming statistics, including a lack of physical activity, limited fresh food choices, genetics, and lifestyle challenges.
Many children don't get the amount of exercise needed to maintain a healthy weight. Unfortunately, today's kids often prefer sedentary activities like video games to sports and other outdoor activities. These habits can lead to excess weight gain in childhood and obesity in adulthood, and even lifelong complications such as asthma, heart disease, and diabetes.
For parents juggling the demands of work, family, and other commitments, it's not always easy to prepare nutritious meals that everyone can enjoy. With picky eaters, various dietary requirements, distant supermarkets, and limited time, many families rely on the same food options because they are simpler and more accessible. Fast food and processed frozen dinners offer a quick way to get everyone fed, but these meal choices are usually high in calories and lack the nutrients children need for a balanced diet.
A nutritionist can help you get to grips with everyone's unique nutritional needs and assist you in finding ways to naturally incorporate healthy eating and sufficient physical activity into your family's usual routine.
We firmly believe that Top Nutrition Coaching's personalized nutrition counseling sessions are an incredible way to facilitate your child's development. Still, there are other options available when it comes to nutrition guidance. Here are some of the pros and cons of alternative resources.