integrative family nutrition coaching will be different than anything you've tried before
Instead of being handed a prepackaged meal plan, restrictive diet, and list of dos and don'ts, you will be challenged to clarify, acknowledge, and tap into your internal motivation to change the way you and your child are eating.
You will determine your own goals for your and your family's health and well-being. You will decide how to take action.
There are no magic bullets and no quick-and-mindless fixes in nutrition coaching. This is work! It is possibly the most worthwhile work you will do in your lifetime and can profoundly affect your child's and your own health.
I will assist you on your journey by helping you navigate nutrition and health information, weeding out what doesn't make sense and helping you to focus on evidence-based scientifically sound information you can leverage to achieve your vision of health for yourself and those you love.
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reasons to hire me
♥ You want to raise a healthy child, but you're not exactly sure how or what to feed her.
♥ You dream of enjoyable mealtimes, providing healthy foods to a happy child, but it's not working out that way.
♥ Putting nutritious meals your child will actually eat on the table day after day seems impossible, and you don't know where to start.
♥ There are changes you've wanted to make but either haven't known how or haven't been successful making those changes in the past.
♥ Your pediatrician has told you your child is overweight. See HERE for additional information.
♥ A new health concern has arisen that you want to pay particular attention to.
♥ You want help bridging the gap between medical recommendations and the behaviors required to implement them.
♥ You're done with quick fixes and tired of trying to figure it all out on your own.
Have you become a short order cook, preparing two or three different meals each night, trying to keep everyone happy?
Have you fallen into the chicken nugget, mac n cheese, french fry rut and you don't know how to get out?
Has dinnertime become stressful? Are you grabbing meals at the drive-thru on the way home to avoid arguments you don't have the energy to deal with?
Is your child doing most of his eating by snacking on the run or in front of the tv but not eating at the table? Are you eating that way, too?
I'm here to help you
my coaching will empower you to make lasting changes
♥ I recognize you are the expert on yourself and your family.
♥ I'll work with you as a whole person. I'll listen to your concerns and ask powerful questions to help you find your internal motivation to make the changes you desire.
♥ I'll spend time exploring what is most important to you concerning your and your family's health and allow you to choose the course of action you determine is best.
♥ I'll guide you through a process to maximize the possibility of your success.
♥ I'll help you identify strengths you've used to succeed in other areas of your life and apply them to the changes you want to make now.
♥ We will work in a partnership to identify obstacles to change and create strategies for moving forward toward your goals.
♥ I'll support you in tracking your weekly progress and hold you accountable for your commitments.
♥ Backed by my education in both chemistry and dietetics, I'll provide you with legitimate resources regarding nutrition and making healthy behavior changes so you can cut through the noise, skip the fads, ignore the food hysteria in the media, and dismiss the conflicting information found on the internet to get down to the basics of enjoying healthy meals that nourish and nurture you and your family. You can start getting educated HERE. You can get to know me HERE. If your child is overweight, learn more about that HERE.
what is "integrative" family nutrition coaching?
Integrative family nutrition coaching is an approach that puts you at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences affecting your decisions about what and how to feed yourself and your family.
You are coached through developing goals and strategies which take into consideration your unique conditions, needs, and circumstances.
The coaching effectively motivates and supports health behavior change through a structured partnership between you and your coach. Your coach is like a “personal trainer” except the focus will be on your whole self.
Your coach helps you develop and realize your optimal health vision through inquiry, personal discovery, and accountability.