Children have complex needs. This is especially true when it comes to their diet and eating habits. From premature babies and weaning infants to picky eaters and overweight teenagers, many children – and their parents – stand to benefit from the professional support and guidance of a pediatric nutritionist. When you work with a pediatric expert from Top Nutrition Coaching, you'll be in safe hands knowing that you have an experienced nutritionist with the passion, expertise, and knowledge to help your family lead healthier, happier lives.
I am an Infant and Pediatric Registered Dietitian /Nutritionist. I have over 19 years specializing in prenatal, newborn, infant, toddler and preschool nutrition. I help new and experienced parents, grandparents and family members to understand the early stages of the life cycle. I have a strong focus on newborns and common feeding problems, starting solid foods, and picky eating. I am also an experienced Health Coach with counseling in adolescent and adult weight management, cardiology, diabetes, and overall wellness plans. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics from Marywood University.
I’m an RD with over 15 years experience. I work with athletes, prenatal and postpartum women, as well as infants and children. I have an MS in Nutrition Communications from Tufts, specialized training in Maternal and Infant Nutrition from Cornell, and am a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. I also have a BS in Exercise Science and am a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. I've completed a half Ironman, sprint triathlons, and ran many distances including a marathon.
Welcome! I am a Registered Dietitian with a decade of experience in a wide variety of settings and patient populations. I have my Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University in Chicago, IL and Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from The Ohio State University. My career has been spent learning and training at the Cleveland Clinic with world renowned doctors and specialists. I am pursuing the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) Credentialing and hope to bring the conventional and functional medicine worlds together to create a complete picture of health for my clients of all ages. I specialize in weight loss, GI, pediatrics and wellness.
I am a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with clients throughout the lifecycle, including prenatal nutrition to gestation/postpartum, infancy, childhood and adolescence. I also support the specific nutrition needs of the mature woman. As the mother of 6, I bring with me a practical understanding of children and family life.
I am a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with over 7 years of counseling experience. I have a Master of Health Science in Nutrition Degree from Western Carolina University and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Degree from Idaho State University. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in working with clients who have chronic diseases, specifically diabetes, prediabetes, or heart disease, as well as recreational athletes and those looking to improve both their fitness and wellness.
I am a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with over 14 years of medical nutrition counseling experience. I have my Master’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from Washington State University and Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Washington University. I am a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition. My experience is diverse across a wide variety of settings with my specialty being diabetes, weight management, sports nutrition, women’s health to include lactation and pre/post natal, GI health/disorders, and overall health and wellness.
I am a multicultural Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with over 10 years of experience counseling across a variety of settings and patient populations. I have my Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Clinical Nutrition from Lehman College, the City University of New York. I am also pursuing my certification for personal training through NASM academy to be able to combine healthy eating with exercise recommendations. I specialize in supporting people with weight loss, chronic diseases management, GI, and pediatrics goals, as well as folks looking to improve their overall wellbeing.
For the past 8 years, I have worked as a Registered Dietitian in a variety of settings. I was a personal trainer and love to run and do anything outdoors. Eating well gives me the energy to maintain my active lifestyle. Though I initially got into Nutrition to learn how to fuel my body, my focus shifted as my health declined. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, Lyme disease, SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), and hypothyroidism. However, because of my own battle, I've learned what a huge role nutrition plays in treatment/recovery! I love working with clients who have these conditions because I've learned first-hand what works and understand the frustration of not knowing what to eat. I also have experience working with G.I. disorders, Eating Disorders, Diabetes management and weight management. Let me help take away the fear and bring enjoyment back to eating as you recover your health.
I am a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with over 20 years of counseling experience. I have worked with a variety of populations from pediatrics through geriatrics. I have also been a corporate Nutrition Specialist Manager and Trainer, but my greatest love has always been working one on one with my clients. I specialize in pediatrics from infancy to adolescence, prenatal and postpartum nutrition, as well as diabetes management, cardiac, GI health, weight management and overall wellness.
I am a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with over 15 years of counseling experience. I have a Bachelors in Nutrition and completed my Dietetic Internship at Long Island University. I am also certified in Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management. I specialize in working with pediatric clients who have weight management and picky eating goals, and parents who are seeking guidance.
Many parents try to tackle their children's nutritional challenges on their own, which can be lonely and frustrating. When your child has complex needs such as food allergies, weight management difficulties, or an eating disorder, working with a pediatric nutritionist is a much better choice for helping them achieve optimal wellness and have a good relationship with food.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of working with a pediatric nutritionist.
Choosing a pediatric nutritionist is a big decision for families. You want to ensure that your child will be cared for by an expert with the qualifications, experience, and approach to give your family the support you need.
There are several key steps involved in becoming a registered dietitian in California:
In many ways, Los Angeles is a wonderful place to raise a family, but it has its challenges, especially when it comes to following a healthy diet. From readily available fast food to the constant media attention of impossibly thin celebrities, children and teenagers in Los Angeles are surrounded by influences that can disrupt their healthy development.
It's common knowledge that childhood obesity is a significant problem in the United States, and Los Angeles is no exception. Despite plentiful fresh food options and opportunities to exercise, many children and young people lead primarily sedentary lives and gravitate towards unhealthy processed foods. Sometimes, these habits begin at a young age, with children and even toddlers preferring screen time to outdoor activities and processed "junk food" to more nutritious food options. For many families, these habits can sometimes result from busy schedules that leave little time for cooking healthy, balanced meals that children and adults can enjoy together.
Disordered eating is another alarmingly prevalent health challenge among young people in Los Angeles. Unsurprisingly, the hometown of Hollywood is an image-conscious place, with constant pressure on teenage girls to look thin and adolescent boys to look muscular. Peer pressure and the influence of social media exacerbate the expectation that adolescents need to be of a specific size and shape. Unfortunately, this pressure can lead some young people to deny themselves the calories their bodies need to grow and develop healthily, resulting in eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
When working in conjunction with mental health professionals and a medical team, a pediatric nutritionist can provide the knowledge and tools to assist these young people in tackling their body image issues and gradually adopting a well-balanced diet and lifestyle.
Although we have every confidence in our online nutrition platform, you have options when it comes to supporting your child's nutritional needs. Here are some alternatives to online pediatric nutrition counseling and their advantages and disadvantages.