Harmonic Nutrition and Wellness

 

 

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Nutrition for Kids

Children eating healthy With two young children of my own, I know mealtime can be challenging for the whole family. If your dinner table is a constant tug-of-war between your strong-willed child and you, we can help.

  • Learn the causes and symptoms of eating disorders
  • Help your child follow a healthy meal plan
  • Make healthier eating fun
  • Make family eating time into quality time spent together

 

We’ll not only provide factual information on the important points of a balanced diet, but also recommend effective coping techniques to end those wrenching battles. We can teach you effective approaches to:

  • Taking the struggle out of feeding your child
  • Setting appropriate mealtime boundaries
  • Managing the junk food
  • Family-friendly meal strategies
  • Determining how much food is appropriate for your child
  • Establishing whether or not your child is meeting his/her nutritional requirements
  • Understanding how sensory integration dysfunction can impact your child’s food selections
  • Effectively balancing medical diagnoses or medication side effects with a healthy diet
  • Practical strategies that empower your child through physical activity
  • Finding the right mix of carbohydrates, fats and protein
  • Ensure optimal intake of vitamins, minerals and fiber
  • Understanding what makes up a well-balanced and fun exercise program kids will like

 


Weight Loss for Children and Teens

Our weight management philosophy is one of empathy, encouragement and support for the overweight or obese child or teen. We will empower your child by teaching techniques to

  • increase the awareness of hunger signals
  • separate “emotional” hunger versus physical hunger
  • chose appropriate foods with confidence  
  • incorporate physical activity and exercise to support successful outcomes

 


Additional Services

Family Wellness Coaching

Family involvement is critical component to success in weight management. We work with your child and your whole family to uncover realistic ways to incorporate healthy behaviors into their routines. Learn more about the transformational process of working with a coach.

My special certification in Pediatric Weight Management through the American Dietetic Association and special training in family wellness coaching ensures your best chances for success with your challenges.

Lesli provided invaluable information, support, and testing services which led to the identification of specific foods that one of my children was highly sensitive to. Eliminating these foods from his diet has really been a game changer for him at school and at home. He is more focused, is less...

An Illinois mom & licensed occupational therapist