The foundation of any human being’s nutrition journey begins as early as in infancy. In fact, the right nutrition in childhood is a prerequisite of good health in adulthood and we, as parents, can influence it. Besides, it’s utterly important to teach children healthy eating habits, because it will remain with them for their entire life. Child’s nutrition, however, can seem quite confusing, especially for young parents, and that’s why it’s so important to learn about it from trusted professionals. To help you navigate in this confusing world of science of eating, we compiled a list of the top 22 child nutritionists and pediatric dieticians, that have inspiring and educational accounts on social media. By following them, you’ll get plenty of ideas for the healthy children’s meals and all the basics you need to know about feeding your little ones without any issues.
Jennifer is a mom, wife, and registered dietitian. She is a holder of a Master’s in public health, in international health and human nutrition from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her key skill is in helping you get picky kids to eat veggies. She also helps kids to try foods & teaches you what to feed them, and you can find plenty of ideas on her website.
Her unique approach to parenting at mealtimes uses elements of the “division of responsibility”, but goes even further when it comes to restricting (or not restricting) foods like dessert. Her method gets parents the results they want – a child with a healthy relationship with food and not obsessing over dessert or “junk” food. She believes that approaching these situations from a place of respect, curiosity, and understanding is what helps parents achieve their desired results. Get a consultation or take a course on her website.
Chantal is a wife, mom, and registered dietitian, she is also a holder of a Master’s in clinical nutrition. Family nutrition is her passion, and, as she says on her Website: “my goal is to help you get your kids to eat balanced meals without turning mealtimes into battle times”. She focuses on What and How to feed babies and toddlers. She also provides practical and scientific nutrition guidance to help you raise healthy happy kids and promote a healthy relationship with food.
Sarah Almond Bushell is an award-winning Registered Dietitian, Children’s Nutritionist & Baby Weaning expert. She helps families nourish their babies & children through food, recipes, nutrition, and feeding habits. On her website, she guides you through challenges like weaning and fussy eating, so that your little ones grow up to be healthy, happy children.
5. Elina Wadia
On her website, Elina explains that she is merging science and baby-rearing to help parents in many fields. Her passion especially lies in helping parents know all about child nutrition, newborn facts, and tips on upbringing.
Renae is a Dietitian who focuses on child and family nutrition. Her passion is supporting families at different stages in their goal of feeding their kids as healthfully as they can. She earned her Masters’ degree in Nutrition from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where her focus was childhood nutrition and how adults can influence it. She also offers extensive courses in all matters of child nutrition on her website.
Alex Turnbull is a Registered Dietitian. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from St. Catherine University, where she completed an accredited Dietetic Internship program through Iowa State University. Her passion is helping children and families find healthy relationships with food. It takes time and effort to develop a healthy relationship with food! She offers that help on her website along her other social media channels.
8. Paula Hallam
Paula Hallam is the founder of Tiny Tots Nutrition. She focuses on complementary feeding (weaning), toddler nutrition, food allergies, gastro-oesophageal reflux, fussy eating, and many more nutritional queries. On her website, you will find lots of information on weaning, food allergies, fussy eaters, and plant-based kids.
Charlotte of SR Nutrition is a is a baby & child nutritionist. SR Nutrition is a nutrition consultancy service, based in London and East Sussex. Their main aim is to provide honest and reliable advice to the public through a variety of different formats. On the website, you will find that the main focus is on giving parents confidence in feeding their children.
Nichola is a Registered Dietitian and Health Blogger over at Nic’s Nutrition. She values evidence-based advice and you can be assured that the information on her website is from reputable sources, as well as experienced mums!
11. Jessica Donovan
She is inspiring busy mums to raise super kids with healthy food and natural medicine. As a Naturopath, she has an intricate understanding of how the body works and natural therapies that can help support optimum health in our children. On her website, she offers a number of resources on child nutrition.
Karla of Vegan Kids Nutrition is a nutritionist who focuses on the vegan lifestyle and her passion is mainly working with children. Her mission at Vegan Kids Nutrition is to support vegan moms in helping them feed a healthful vegan diet to their infant, toddler, and/or children for proper growth and development.
13. Leah Hackney
Leah is highly focused on helping families raise intuitive eaters. She specializes in infants, toddlers, and kids. To book a session with her you can get slotted in on her website.
Ifeyinwa is a clinically trained and practicing nutritionist who provides practical nutrition solutions and therapies for ALL children. Book a session with her on her website.
15. Jessica Gust
Jessica is a pediatric dietitian and founder of Element Nutrition Co. for Kids. By teaching proper nutrition at an early age, she helps parents shape their family’s outlook on food and meals for a better future. She also helps parents get their picky kids trying and eating more food while developing a positive meal environment. To work with her just pick a slot on her website.
16. Caroline Weeks
On her website, you will learn that Caroline is a pediatric Registered Dietitian who has a passion for educating families on how to provide nourishing meals from the beginning of life. She is a postpartum nutrition and child feeding expert and has a particular interest in teaching the “baby-led weaning” approach to starting solids.
17. Sarah Osbon
Sarah Osbon obtained her certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES) and her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition with an emphasis on wellness and a minor in health studies from Texas Woman’s University. According to her website, it would make her a Certified Health Education Specialist, nutritionist, and culinary instructor; and accompanied by her son, Jax, they are taking on the world of nutrition, health, and learning together!
Dr. Qadira Ali Huff is a Plant-Based Doctor of Sprouting Wellness which is a virtual wellness hub. It is dedicated to coaching families and communities along the journey from information to implementation of healthful lifestyle habits, including plant-based eating. Lifestyle change leads to lifelong health! join her for a session on her website.
19. Jodi Greebel
Since starting Citrition in 2005, Jodi Greebel, MS, RDN has been working to help children have a healthy relationship with food. Jodi believes that food is one of the most enjoyable parts of life and wants to help children in any struggles they may have. Whether for food allergies, picky eating, weight management, underweight, children with special needs, ADHD, metabolic disorders, or general healthy eating, Jodi works with each child and family to find strategies that work. Get a tailor-made strategy on her website.
20. Lucy Upton
Lucy is a qualified Paediatric Dietitian and feeding therapist, practicing since 2010 when she graduated with her Masters of Nutrition degree from the University of Nottingham. She quickly chose to specialize in Pediatric Nutrition & Dietetics and has since enjoyed working with hundreds of children and their families in both specialist and clinical settings. Visit her website to work with her.
Nutrition by Shoshana is about simple ingredients, delicious foods, and clean eating that’s easy to understand and even easier to reap results. She offers personalized nutrition guidance to find out exactly what makes your body and eating habits tick and how to make positive changes to improve your health and wellness. Book a session on her website for regular check-ins to keep you on track and accountable.
Ana-Kristina is a Registered Paediatric Dietitian specializing in child and adolescent nutrition. She has a broad experiential base spanning over 16 years with her sub-specialties including Infant Nutrition, Paediatric Gastroenterology, Paediatric Allergy, Child and Adolescent Eating Problems and Eating Disorders, Childhood Overweight & Obesity. On her website, she states, “I am passionate about improving the health of children through good nutrition and supporting families to make changes.”