Why I Love Working in Children’s Nutrition
By Registered Nutritionist and Calgary Paediatric Dietitian Lindsay Rieger on our nutrition counseling team
As a paediatric dietitian here is why I adore working on strategies to overcome picky eating and other kids nutrition challenges
I haven’t always loved children. In fact, I *may* have found them a smidge obnoxious at one point in my life. Fortunately, that didn’t seem to stop me from having a herd of my own, stumbling into a career in children’s nutrition and finding a deep, soft spot in my heart for children of all ages.
Here are the top 3 reasons why I love working with kids…
- Children are refreshingly honest which what makes them the ideal clientele.” What, you had a less than ideal breakfast choice?” Nothing to be ashamed of with children, in
factthey wear that food choice like a badge of honour…AND they are happy to tell you all about those tasty little fruit loops.
- Helping parents. Watching your children struggle daily with nutrition sucks. A LOT. Taking some of that stress off parents and being
an ongoingsupport is incredibly rewarding, especially since I’ve been in that stressed out parent’s shoes.
- And finally, the media LOVES to pour guilt all over parents for everything possible and feeding children is no exception (Major pet peeve). Clearing up ridiculous myths and explaining the actual facts and science is a whole lot of fun.
Read more from paediatric dietitian Lindsay Rieger here on this post about dealing with picky eating, nutrition for kids and her dietitian journey feeding her own children: Food, Feeding, Fun
If you are looking for help to balance healthy eating as a busy family, Lindsay can help. As a mom dietitian of 3 active kids, she can help you figure out how to feed your family healthy foods, despite a hectic lifestyle. Lindsay specializes in family meal planning and as a Calgary paediatric nutritionist for kids nutrition issues such as picky eating, growth issues, iron issues, constipation, food allergies and more. She has worked with a wide range of pediatric nutrition issues with kids with many medical issues. Lindsay also enjoys working specifically as a Registered Dietitian for women to help them with weight concerns and to develop a healthier non-dieting relationship with food.