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Rachel Rothman, MS, RD, CLEC Registered Dietitian in San Diego
 
 

Personalized Nutrition Counseling Sessions

 
 
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Nutrition Counseling Sessions and Follow-up Appointments

Each nutrition consultation is individualized for your family and your child's needs.  From picky eating to feeding difficulties to poor growth to general healthful nutrition counseling.  We work together to come up with a realistic plan for you and your family, focusing on your short term and long term goals. 

Help your children make peace with food.

What is one-on-one counseling like?

Every case is different, but my approach contains three essential components.

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 Discovery

I typically have a brief call with prospective clients to understand the challenges you are facing.  We will discuss background information on your child, and I will ask you to complete my intake form, and to give permission for your child’s doctor or other specialists to release medical records to aid in my preparation.  A food diary or journal may also be helpful.  

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Initial Appointment

Once we are ready to meet to discuss the case, we will go over a detailed feeding history for your child and family.  No two families are alike, and I pride myself in obtaining a complete history.  We will discuss your challenges and obstacles, and I’ll help you understand the nutritional and behavioral path forward.  By listening to my clients, I am able to provide recommendations that meet your family’s needs and lifestyle, which maximizes the chance of success. We’ll work together to come up with goals that feel doable and realistic for your family, and a plan to approach mealtimes, feeding and food.

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Follow-Up

After each session I will send a written recap of our plan, and suggest timing of a follow-up appointment.  Follow-up appointments are typically shorter, but focus on identifying ways to make our plan sustainable. I am here to be your partner on this feeding journey.  I want to support you in the best way possible so your children and family grows and flourishes.

How do you assess a family's needs? 

We start with a phone call.  Schedule a free 15 minute introductory call with me.  During this time, you will tell me a little more about what’s going on with your child and family.  I will listen, offer support, and tell you more about how you can work with me and how I can help.  We’ll make sure were a good fit.  I always speak to clients for a bit prior to scheduling an appointment.  It’s important to make sure you want to work with me and feel confident in ways I can help you.  From there, we will schedule an initial appointment, where you will provide me with a detailed history of your child’s feeding and we will come up with a plan to approach mealtimes, feeding and food.  We’ll work together to come up with goals that feel doable and realistic for your family.

A follow up appointment is typically scheduled every month to three months, depending on your family’s need.  At a follow up appointment, we will discuss the goals from the first session and see how we can continue to move forward.

I tell every single one of my clients, I am here to be your partner on this feeding journey.  I want to support you in the best way possible so your children and family grows and flourishes.

How do I know if I am ready to work with you?

Do you wake up in the morning and dread mealtimes?  Are you feeling anxiety at every mealtime – wondering if your child is meeting their nutrition needs, but more importantly, if you are approaching mealtimes in the right way? Most of my clients have tried many other options already.  They have googled, talked to fellow parents, asked family for advice, and discussed with daycare providers and teachers, and even pediatricians.  You’re beginning to believe that information alone is not enough.  You’re looking for practical, expert advice that is backed by scientific evidence, tailored to your individual challenges, and free of judgement.  Schedule a free introductory call and we can determine if there’s a fit.   I am here to be your guide, provide evidence-based guidance and support to make mealtimes more joyful and help your child eat new foods. 

How can I work with you?

I primarily meet with my clients in my office or online.  I also teach classes at several locations in North and South San Diego County.  Please see the Classes page for more detail

  • Private Consultations - 1:1 consultation, with actionable recommendations tailored to your child's needs

  • Small Group Classes - Classes for 5-15 families, such as Introduction to Solids and Peaceful Mealtimes class

  • Private Classes - classes for small groups, such as parent groups or preschools

  • Online Classes: Introduction to Solids

For more information on my professional experience and educational background, please click here.

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