I'm a registered dietitian with a background in Food Science (B.S. Food science, UC Davis) and a Master’s degree from Teacher's College, Columbia University in nutrition education. I've worked in the food industry for years as well as academic, clinical and classroom environments. I have extensive training and experience working with children with feeding difficulties, feeding disorders and sensory processing disorder.
In the past, I was a competitive endurance athlete whose training for triathlons, marathons, and half marathons enhanced my knowledge of and passion for the nutritional composition of food and other products designed for high-performance athletes. With my pediatric patients, I take that same evidence-based approach to separate fact from fiction and separate results from hypotheses. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two year old daughter - trying to get outside when we can in the San Diego sun and using them as taste testers on my child approved recipes.