Hi there!

 
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I am a registered dietitian specializing in nutrition for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

I help parents learn how to add new foods to their child’s limited diet and so they feel more confident, comfortable, and calm about feeding their child.


Overwhelmed?  Defeated? Tired of feeling like a failure?

Like you, so many parents of autistic kids feel this way. Raising a child with special needs requires special energy. It’s exhausting to manage the many facets of your child’s care. And now you’re thinking about nutrition. Only it seems like too much to sort through all of the information out there - to figure out what is real, what isn’t, and what’s really worth trying. That’s all before even attempting to start your child on a special diet.

I get it. That's why I offer simple but impactful steps that cut to the chase and make life feel easier. By following my individualized strategy to optimize diet and resolve feeding obstacles, we will create a personalized plan designed specifically for your child that will improve your child’s relationship with food – and with you - and allow them to finally reach their potential.

I know that adding one more thing to your plate may not seem possible. The reality is that devoting the time now will save you years of time, stress, and frustration. Every parent wishes they got started earlier.

Eating is the one thing your child does several times a day absolutely every day! Targeting nutrition is an opportunity.


Why work with me?

Feeding a selective eater with autism can be frustrating, tedious, and demoralizing. I know! I work with children just like yours every day - ones who eat less than 10 foods, can’t stand to see others eating, avoid complete food groups, and meltdown at just the sight of new food.

My expertise is developed over hundreds of hours of training and working with autism families. I know that while food can bring families together, for many it’s a source of stress. Reversing this relationship is at the core of my work. I want food to be something that nourishes every part of your life.

I practice what I preach. Most days you can find me cooking a meal to share with my husband David, snacking on banana bread or browsing our local farmers market in Philadelphia. I also love to run, grow veggies, explore new cities by foot, and practice yoga.

Credentials

  • Registered dietitian nutritionist

  • Licensed dietitian nutritionist in Pennsylvania

  • Masters of Science in Nutrition and Public Health, Columbia University

  • Dietetic Internship at NY-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Bachelor of Arts, McGill University

 
 

Questions? I’d love to hear from you!

Email me at hello[at]nutritionwithjenny.com.

You can also connect in my private Nutrition for Autism parents community on Facebook and over on Instagram where I share daily resources about nutrition and autism for kids.

If you’d like to schedule a free discovery call to discuss nutrition coaching for your child, please fill out this form and I’ll be in touch within 24 hours.