Meet Heather, your pediatric and maternal dietitian nutritionist that loves working with young families and eager mothers. Being a mother herself, she knows how to feed toddlers, what to teach regarding breastfeeding, and nutrition during pregnancy.
Heather’s ideal client:
Heather has specialized experience in infant, pediatric and maternal nutrition. She also loves to work with women post-partum, breastfeeding, gestational diabetes, picky eating, GI disorders, pediatric obesity and diabetic care. Heather is also very passionate about heart health as her father passed away suddenly from a heart attack just four years ago. She truly feels that nutrition can save a person’s life in this area.
Three favorite types of clients:
- Children (Toddler to teenager)
- Pregnant or post-partum/breastfeeding mamas
Success story from her client:
A newly diagnosed, overwhelmed diabetic with glucose numbers in the 200’s decreased those numbers to the 120’s while working with Heather! This was over the span of just over a month, and now she is doing great.
Why is Heather a dietitian?
“I love science and helping people, as well as being creative. I can remember even when I was little being interested in what made food and studying the nutrition facts labels on food boxes for fun. I’ve also enjoyed learning the science behind nutrition and how our body works to absorb and process vitamins and minerals.
“Combine that with my passion for helping and connecting with people along with my love of art and creativity, being a dietitian seemed like a perfect fit. I feel that I can really bond with people and help reach their goals in an attainable way while still fueling my creativity with always thinking of recipes and food in different and new avenues.”
How does Heather stay healthy?
I try to stay healthy by mostly eating whole-based foods that are not found in a box or canned and doing a lot of home-cooked meals. When I grocery shop, I stay to outside aisle for almost most of the grocery list for meals, sticking to a lot of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. I also try to get in exercise with my son as much as I can with yoga or even long walks to our neighborhood lake. Being active at least 30 – 60 min/day even if it’s just a walk is very important in our family.
What else should you know about Heather?
Heather in an Arizona Native and enjoys photography, drawing, creating new recipes that are toddler friendly and spending time outdoors with her two little boys and husband.