Welcome! I'm so glad you're here.
Are you a parent or caregiver trying to raise a healthy child, but you are unsure of how to do it? A difficult eater or a child's medical concerns can make this an incredibly challenging task.
Whether your baby is starting solids, you have a picky toddler, or your child or teen is having excessive weight loss/gain issues, you could benefit from child nutrition counseling.
If you are not sure what the difference is between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist, here is a link to help you distinguish between nutrition professionals in the US.
A little about me!
I began my journey in nutrition at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers) where I graduated with my B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. Following this, I completed an intensive dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center. After I started practicing as a dietitian, I realized that I loved working with children so much that I wanted to become a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP) to better take care of them.
I have been blessed to work with babies, toddlers, children, adolescents, and teens in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. These patients had medical issues such as feeding difficulties, the need for tube feeding, gastrointestinal concerns, failure to thrive, diabetes, food allergies, and more.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Matthew, cooking, being with friends, enjoying a good sunset, and playing with our sweet cat, Naboo (yes, he is named after a Star Wars planet)!
My mission in starting this private practice is to provide research-based solutions for each child's individual needs with genuine, faith-based support and care. I understand that every child and family will need a creative plan that is tailored to them - which means I consider your child's background with eating, allergies, intolerances, and your family's schedule as we develop a plan together.
B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics, Louisiana State University
Dietetic Internship, Baylor University Medical Center
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Commission on Dietetic Registration
Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD, RDN)
Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP)