Is your child struggling with weight gain, whether it's slower or faster than expected? Do you have a picky eater at home? You're not alone, and I'm here to help.
At Wellfed Family Nutrition, I specialize in supporting families with picky eaters and children facing challenges with their weight. Meal times shouldn't be stressful, and I understand the concerns parents like you face.
For parents of younger kids, it's common to worry about whether your child is eating enough or getting a variety of foods in their diet, especially if they are picky eaters. I've helped kids of a range of temperaments overcome under-eating and slow weight gain, whether they're the super high-energy young athlete with an unyielding spirit or the sensitive, quieter child who feels anxious at the dinner table.
If you have a child in a larger body, I'm here to support you too. Sometimes, changes in your child's body size can be concerning, with doctors recommending a closer look at their nutrition. At Wellfed Family Nutrition, we approach these situations with compassion and sensitivity, knowing that it makes us more effective, and knowing that shame and stigma only lead to poor outcomes.
What sets Wellfed Family apart is my commitment to getting to know my clients—both the kids and the parents. I listen closely to your concerns and help you uncover the underlying issues related to feeding dynamics, the home environment, meal routines, and more. Together, we build a mutual understanding of your unique situation and create a path towards a healthier nutrition future.
My ultimate goal is to improve your family's relationship with food. I firmly believe that all foods can fit into a healthy diet, even pizza and ice cream! I teach you and your child to listen to your body's hunger and fullness signals, helping you tune into what your body truly wants and needs to feel your best.
Rest assured, I never support restrictive measures like counting calories, weighing portions, or eliminating food groups. These approaches don't lead to long-term success and can harm your relationship with food. Instead, I promote a positive, body-inclusive approach, never telling a child they need to lose or gain weight. I understand that children come in all shapes and sizes, and I look at the whole child, considering their growth over time to paint a clear picture of their health.
At Wellfed Family Nutrition, we're here to support you and your family on your journey to better nutrition and a healthier relationship with food. Together, we'll find the solutions that work best for your unique situation. Contact us today to get started on the path to a happier, healthier family.
Katherine Keirsey, MS, R.D.