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Pediatric Counselling

Pediatric Nutrition & Digestive Health 

Blueprint Nutrition’s clinical pediatric division offers expert support for your infant, child or teenager who is struggling with diet, growth or digestive health concerns. As pediatric trained dietitians with decades of experience helping parents feed their children (and our own as well!) we’re in the trenches with you and we get it!

As a parent, you may feed your child close to 32,000 times in the 18 years they may live under your roof!

If you’re frustrated or worried about nutrition and trying to white knuckle it on your own, then you need a new approach!  

After a few sessions working with us, you will trade in your anxiety for assurance, and feel confident that you have the best plan in place. With our up-to-date and evidence-based knowledge in childhood nutrition issues, you won’t have to google search anything anymore!  

Little boy happy while eating snacks

When you choose to work with us, you choose to work with registered dietitians who have:  

  • Extensive clinical training at a tertiary children’s hospital
  • Combined experience of 25+ years working with hundreds of families
  • Additional training in feeding therapy and digestive health concerns
  • Practical, realistic and creative feeding strategies to improve your child’s nutrition
  • Your entire family’s well-being in mind; which means an integrated plan that helps everyone in your family thrive

The Feeding Fix

The Feeding Fix is 3-month full support program that helps you end mealtime battles, foster a ‘learning eater’ environment in your home, and raise an intuitive eater who has a good relationship with food and their bodies.

Pediatric Nutrition Services Include:

We help families with infant, child and adolescent nutrition concerns including:

  • Nutrition for breastfeeding
  • Infant formula selection 
  • Introduction of solids & baby-led weaning
  • Supporting premature babies 
  • Growth concerns
  • General nutrition & dietary supplementation
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Picky eating (see the Feeding Fix)

Our Pediatric Dietitian, Heather, also specializes in digestive health concerns including: 

  • Cow’s milk protein allergy (allergic colitis) 
  • Chronic constipation 
  • Food allergies (single or multiple) 
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) 
  • Gluten-free diets
  • Celiac disease 
  • Crohn’s
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • FPIES (Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome)
  • Supporting a healthy microbiome 
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!
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Pediatric Counselling Packages

We offer 3 different levels of support to ensure that we can fully address your child’s nutrition concerns. During your complimentary clarity call, we will suggest which package might be best suited to your needs. 

Sprout

$345

Includes:
1 initial nutrition assessment (60 minutes)
1 follow-up session (50-60 minutes)

Grow

$495

Includes:
1 initial nutrition assessment (60 minutes)
2 follow-up sessions (50-60 minutes each)

Flourish

$645

Includes:
1 initial nutrition assessment (60 minutes)
3 follow-up sessions (50-60 minutes each)

*Packages are paid in full. Receipts are provided on a per session basis and include all information required to submit to health insurance. All services are HST exempt. Additional single follow-up sessions are available upon completion of a package.

Visit our FAQ page for answers to the most common questions about our packages and pricing.

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 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?”.

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.