Christie Peregrym - Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist
We want parents, moms and dads, to feel confident with feeding themselves and their children so everyone can enjoy happy meal times together. We help parents learn how to teach their child to try new foods with pressure or stress.
Registered Dietitians love family dinners and want the same for you. If you have a child who is picky eater in your family, meal times can be more of a struggle than a joy! We work with families every day so meals go more smoothly. You can make the shift from feeling frustrated about feeding a picky eater to feeling confident in feeding your entire family. With the use of simple, time effective strategies meals will become more peaceful, enjoyable and nutritious.
Parents can struggle with their own eating habits and have questions about nutrition for themselves. Taking time to sort out your own food relationship first, then passing it on to your family is a great place to start. Getting your nutrition questions answered and learning how nutrition can impact your health, lays a solid foundation for feeding yourself and your family together.
You are overwhelmed with where to begin because you have limited time or energy. You are tired of being judged about how challenging it is to find something everyone in your family will eat. You are in the right place because Nutrition Starts Here.
Online Nutrition Consultation Availability
Monday: 9am - 2pm
2 Wednesdays per month: 6-830pm
1 Saturday per month: 9am - 2pm
We can find time together!
Email to request appointments outside these times
Many parents worry about their child's ability to eat well and meet their nutrient needs. If something doesn't feel right with your child's eating ... you're probably right!
Schedule a free 20 minute consult to learn how a Registered Dietitian can support you in feeding your family. Connect with a Registered Dietitian to get a few nutrition questions answered and learn what steps can help solve feeding issues.
Making Food Fun Again
Hi! I'm Christie. I'm a Registered Dietitian with over 20 years experience. I'm also a mom in a busy, active family. We love the outdoors! Heading to the mountains to bike, hike and ski are some of our favourite ways to have fun. We just have to make it home in time to take the dog for his walk. We also look forward to family dinners as often as we can.
If your meal times have become a battle ground because you have a picky eater in your family, I completely understand. First, let's get your confidence back about how and what to serve at meals. Then we can begin strategies to help your child to develop a natural curiosity about food and discover a love for new food.
My work is informed by Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility, Dr. Kay Toomey's S.O.S (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding and Responsive Feeding Therapy. What this means is your child will develop a positive relationship with food at their own pace as I guide them along the way to new food discoveries.
Nutrition Counselling Services
All services begin with a thorough assessment and detailed nutrition, growth and health history. After the initial assessment, services can be personalized to suit you, your child's or your family's needs.
From Picky to Positive
Having a picky eater in the family can be tough. It changes everything about the way you thought you would feed your kids. You've tried everything and your picky eater still won't budge off their favourites. We can begin by addressing your worries such as: growth, refusing to eat, excluding entire food groups or meal time battles over food. We will determine what your family likes to eat, what your picky eater can eat, and begin some steps towards exploring new foods.
Pediatric Nutrition Check Up
Moms and Dads like to know if their child is getting all the nutrients they need for optimal growth and development. You are worried about nutrient deficiencies in your child's diet like iron, calcium or fibre. You want learn how to improve their nutrition, especially for picky eaters. Maybe you need a few nutrition questions answered related to food allergies or growth. We can put our heads together to solve problems and create some time saving strategies to make your life easier.
Fun Foodie Lessons
Like any complex skill learning to eat & accept new foods can take a little practice. Your child can learn how to take small steps to accept new foods in a positive and playful way. The ultimate goal is to teach parents how to do Fun Foodie Lessons at home on their own.
Meal & Snack Plans
Cookie cutter meal plans almost never work, especially when you've got a family to feed. We will work together to consider everyone's food preferences, any unique dietary needs and your cooking skill. From there, we plan meals together. A meal plan can help you step away from making special meals for your kids, especially when they are picky. We can also create a step by step food exposure plan to more new foods.
Custom Nutrition Consults
Support is an essential part of making changes in your nutrition choices and behaviours. From food allergies to weight changes to concerning blood work; having an educated nutrition professional in your corner is helpful. You are confused about where to start and all your googling has you searching for the right answer for YOU. Custom nutrition consults will allow us to zone in on your specific needs and make personalized goals.
Virtual Online Nutrition Counselling
There's no need to rush to nutrition consult appointments anymore. We can meet virtually from the comfort of your home. Parents find this helpful as they can look at food labels or supplements used currently. Even children, will feel more comfortable with a nutrition appointment in their own home. Kids love knowing there will be no pressure to interact with food until they are ready to do it on their own.
Why rush to appointments when you can open up your computer and settle in at home?
In this ever changing world so much can be done virtually. We can schedule a free 20 minute consult by phone, then continue our journey via secure video calls or by phone.
It is our experience that clients are much more relaxed in their home environment. More energy can be put into nutrition changes, when there is no need to rush to an appointment and find parking. Common foods and supplements are on hand and any questions can be reviewed right away during the appointment.
Children even love video chats. They are comfortable at home with familiar surroundings. Picky eaters begin to learn that it's up to them to experience food in their own way. Lots of fun, play and discussion can take place with food during online nutrition coaching.