Check Your Health Benefits
Many benefit plans will cover services provided by Registered Dietitians
Call your health insurance provider and determine if services by a Registered Dietitian are covered. Ask about a yearly allowance or what percent of the visit will be covered. You can also ask if any flexible spending plans will help cover the cost.
After your appointment you will be provided with a receipt including a Registered Dietitian number. Submit this to your health insurance plan, or flexible health benefits for a reimbursement.
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. Here are a few examples of what we can accomplish.
From Picky to Positive
Having a picky eater in the family can be tough. It changes everything about the way you thought you would parent. 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.
Price List - Family Nutrition Counselling
Change doesn't happen overnight. Don't be overwhelmed with making too many changes at once. Slowly integrate each step and check in along the way. Let's make nutrition work for your unique family in easy, manageable steps. Schedule a package today and receive all the benefits of staying accountable to long term goals.
BONUS: When booking pre-paid packages we want you feeling supported and clear on what your next steps are. Each package visit is followed by a personalized Visit Summary that you can access in the client portal. At the same time any resources that will help you to master your changes, will be attached. The most loved feature by Nutrition Starts clients is access to Instant Messaging with Christie the Dietitian. Quick questions, reporting successes or help over coming barriers are right at your finger tips. You are ready to make easy nutrition changes you feel good about.
Time is spent getting to know you and your family. We can discuss what meal times are like in your house, what your family usually eats, and your biggest worries about feeding your child. We will talk about your child's growth, health, nutrition and eating history. You will finish the assessment with goals and a roadmap for your feeding challenges, and a renewed sense of purpose for feeding your family.
We will continue to create a supportive eating environment at home. We can help your child to discover their natural cues for eating and satisfaction. We can take steps towards improving the nutrition in your child's and family’s diet. You can introduce me to your child and we can begin a sensory discovery towards the steps to eating and accepting a variety of food. You’ll finally discover how to make one meal for your family, and enjoy sitting down, sharing food and having peaceful meal times again.
4 Sessions $612
6 Sessions $867
Full Meal Package
12 Sessions $1632
All packages include an initial nutrition and health assessment. The remaining follow up sessions will be tailored to your family's specific needs. This can include Foodie Lessons, refining meal plans and schedules, trouble shooting feeding problems, or setting "what to say" scripts. These will leaving you feeling confident in feeding your family.
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 my 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 haul your kids to an appointment, rush to be on time and find decent parking. Common foods your family eats, nutrition labels & supplements are on hand and any questions can be answered 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.
Intuitive Eating & Chronic Disease Management
You're an adult who's looking for nutrition information to manage a chronic disease, like diabetes or heart disease. But at the same time you are not interested in a restrictive diet to meet your goals. Reach out to my Registered Dietitian friends, Katie and Jen, at The Nutrition Room. They would be so happy to help you stop dieting and start living.