My approach is to assume that the parent is the expert on their child. My role is to be an outside perspective on what is working and not working and to provide ideas to make changes that can help parent and child get to the outcome they desire.
I believe in a non-diet, evidence-based approach to nutrition and wellness, and enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults and families. As a licensed nutrition therapist and certified eating disorder registered dietitian, my desire is to provide an encouraging environment where people can develop their ability to connect with and honor their body’s individual needs for nourishment and joyful movement.
Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics helps children overcome their feeding challenges, and supports parents as they work to establish happy and healthy mealtimes. We work with families both in person and remote throughout the country. We work closely with families to identify the causes of challenging mealtime situations and provide evidence-based, individualized and manageable strategies through family mealtime coaching. We also provide evidenced-based strategies to help children overcome their feeding challenges and become the little eaters they were meant to be. Our ground-breaking Tube Weaning Program helps children move beyond feeding tube dependency and into the freedom of eating by mouth.