I have always loved working with children and families. 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. After completing my master's degree and developing numerous nutrition education programs for a variety of children of all ages and families, I completed my dietetic internship at the San Diego VA Medical Center. From there, I worked for several years at a local pediatric hospital and obtained practical experience and extensive training working with children with feeding difficulties, feeding disorders, sensory processing disorder and many other nutritional ailments.
Now that I have two young daughters, food has become even more paramount. I am here to help you foster a healthy relationship with food for your children and family. As parents and caregivers, we have the power to help our kids trust their bodies and the foods they are eating. Let's work on that together.
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, daughters, 3-years old and 1-years old, trying to get outside when we can in the San Diego sun and using them as taste testers on my child approved recipes.