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Pediatric Nutrition

Pediatric Nutrition Counselling

Are you confused about baby led weaning vs. purees and wondering when to introduce nuts and other allergens?
Is mealtime a battle ground? Does your child show no interest in trying new foods? Are you worried about potential nutritional deficiencies?
Are you a vegetarian or vegan family and need guidance about how to provide essential nutrients to support your child’s growth and development?
Are you or your child concerned about his or her weight?
Do you need guidance on how to handle your child’s digestive health (allergies, constipation, or elimination diet)?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in the right place!

Common parental worries we address include:

  • Introduction to solids: baby-led weaning and purees
  • Growth concerns
  • Picky eating
  • Raising intuitive eaters
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Food allergies (single or multiple)
  • Gluten-free diets & Celiac disease
  • Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chronic constipation
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

We take a food-first approach and focus on both parent AND child maintaining a healthy relationship with food. We want your family to thrive and this means not obsessing over every last bite that is eaten!

Rosanne is incredibly knowledgeable about pediatric nutrition and shared evidence-based information with us. We were impressed with how much was covered during our appointment time. Rosanne gave us practical recommendations for transitioning our baby to solids that will fit our lifestyle. Highly recommended!
E. T.

Packages

Sprout

Perfect if you are a parent wanting resources for introducing solids to your baby or help with family meal planning.

Provides initial education and strategies.

$315
Time commitment: 1-3 months

Includes:
Initial assessment (60-75 minutes)
1 Follow up session (up to 60 minutes)

Grow

Perfect if you are a parent needing guidance with a picky eater, plant-based eating, constipation or allergies.

Provides an individualized plan and nutrition strategies based on the goals identified.

$595
Time commitment: 2-4 months

Includes:
Initial assessment (60-75 minutes)
3 Follow up sessions (up to 60 minutes each)

Flourish

Perfect if you are a parent wanting to transform your child’s/family’s eating habits; if you want long-term support for multiple nutrition-related concerns.

Provides in-depth tailored nutrition interventions, education, coaching, accountability and support.

$875
Time commitment: 3-6 months

Includes:
Initial assessment (60-75 minutes)
5 Follow up sessions (up to 60 minutes each)
Email support as needed

View our a la carte pricing for those who desire a “one off” appointment and/or for continued support options upon completion of a package. Visit our FAQ page for answers to the most common questions about our packages and pricing.

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Meet Rosanne

I still find it quite comical that I ended up specializing in pediatric nutrition.

I can vividly remember training for my first full-time position in the neurology department at McMaster Children’s Hospital when I found out that the role included caring for infants, not just older children as I had expected. “I don’t do babies” is what I said to the dietitian. She laughed at me, “you’re in for a long year” she said.

Long story short, those little ones grew on me and I ended up having two of my own.
But having babies wasn’t as blissful as the Pampers commercials make it out to be. I didn’t find myself in mum and baby yoga or stroller fit. I found myself at home with a great deal of exhaustion, anxiety and depression, which I have shared about here before.

Becoming a parent is life changing; it’s the toughest job I have ever landed. It’s the only place where mind-blowing love and endless joy for a little human being exist simultaneously with utter exhaustion and frustration.

One of the places of exasperation for parents may be around eating. What is made out to be a natural and intuitive process for all children can be anything but. I think it’s a blessing in disguise that I have both an adventurous eater and “learning eater” at home. I can truly relate on both levels!

My greatest joy comes from working alongside parents, to support them in all areas related to feeding their children. I love to take the evidence on a topic and distill it into easy to understand bite-sized pieces, then provide concrete, realistic and sustainable strategies to create a happier mealtime environment. The ultimate goal? To decrease the stress level in the home. Because who needs more stress?!

Most importantly, I promise to see your child for who they are, not labelled by their condition or struggles with food. I promise to celebrate the tiny successes along the way, because finding glimmers of hope IN the journey is where the true joy is found.

We’ve got this together!

Meet Heather

As a mother of three I know the daily joys and challenges of feeding little people, and watching them grow into not so little people! As parents we want to do everything we can to make sure our children are thriving.

In my work at the hospital, sometimes the medical tests come back positive and I help children and families adapt to the nutritional challenges of a chronic disease. At other times, the test comes back negative, and families are left with a sense of confusion; even fear as they wonder “what now?”.

Long story short, those little How do I help as a dietitian? In lots of situations, my charts and calculator help me discern the precise nutritional requirements, but that’s only part of the story because food is so much more than nutrients. It’s my job (and my privilege) to help families nurture a healthy relationship with food. Sometimes this relationship is made more challenging by a chronic disease, food allergies or food sensitivities, but it is just as important. I provide families with sound nutritional advice to help guide them through these challenging situations and help make sure their children and families are growing and thriving.

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