What are Nutrition Services?
We understand the importance of good nutrition for the emotional, developmental and physical well being of children and we know by supporting to build healthy eating habits we are building a foundation for children to thrive!
Nutrition Services provides an opportunity to build up your child's general nutrition as well as provide guidance and support around healthy meal time skills! Feeding our children is tough work and our team works with parents from a place of compassion and understanding.
The nutritionist will provide evidence-based recommendations to develop a nutrition plan based on their nutrition assessment. Common nutrition and feeding challenges we address:
Difficulties accepting specific food types or food groups
Difficulties having normal bowel movements
Difficulties transitioning from liquids to solids
Concerns about nutrient deficiencies
Slower than expected weight gain for age
Faster than expected weight gain for age
Low intake of foods making it hard to grow appropriately
What Does a Nutrition Session Look Like?
Nutrition therapy session are typically completed by telemedicine (Zoom) and are dietitian and parent driven sessions. We love to say hello to your child during visits; however, they do not need to be present for the entirety of the session. After our initial nutrition assessment, we will identify specific, measurable nutrition goals for you and your child to work toward.
These goals will include short-term and long-term plans so that they are realistic for you and your child. We may also suggest a referral to another therapy service if we are concerned about specific skills that cannot be addressed in nutrition sessions.
Each session we will check in on the progress of our goals to celebrate successes and address any bumps in the road. We understand that progress is not always a linear line, and we will be there to support you along the way.
How Do We Get Started With Nutrition Services?
Please feel free to get in touch with us! If you are unsure if your child would benefit from nutrition services we are happy to help. We provide no cost screenings via a phone call to determine if further evaluation or services would be beneficial for your child.
We look forward to hearing from you!