Nutrition for pregnancy: Nutrition guidance to ensure you are meeting all of your caloric and vitamin/mineral needs for pregnancy, including any foods you should be limiting or consuming more of, and proper guidance to promote healthy weight gain.
Nutrition for breastfeeding: Nutrition guidance to ensure you are getting enough calories, fluid, and nutrition for you and your baby while breastfeeding, including any foods you should limit or consume more of, and specific nutrients of concern. Safe weight loss expectations and guidance will be discussed as well.
Preparing for healthy eating with children: Feeding guidelines and expectations during your child’s first year, including breast and bottle feedings, when to start solids and how to progress with amounts and textures, nutrients of concerns throughout infancy. Learning your child’s hunger and fullness cues will help guide you.
Baby’s first foods: Knowing your baby’s signs of readiness to introduce solids and how to progress, nutrients of concern.
Transition to Table foods for Infants: Continuing the process of exposing your infant and young child to new foods and textures, including eating expectations, trying new foods, progressing with textures, nutrients of concern, portions, mealtime expectations, how often to offer food, normal behaviors and how to be a good role model and set limits.
Anticipatory Guidance: Eating expectations for your infants, children and teenagers, including trying new foods, progressing with textures, nutrients of concern, portions, mealtime expectations, how often to offer food, normal behaviors and how to be a good role model and set limits.
Picky Eaters/Feeding Issues: When eating and feeding behaviors are beyond the scope of normal for this age. How to address these behaviors, when you may need a team approach, introducing new foods.
Milk Protein Allergies: Nutritional guidance for infants and toddlers with milk protein allergy or other infant related food allergies, including collaboration with food allergist if necessary.
Food Allergies: nutritional counseling for single and multiple food allergies, including collaboration with food allergist if necessary.
Slow Weight Gain and Growth: If your child is underweight, providing nutritional and behavioral counseling for your child and family is key to changing habits and lifestyle.
Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Conditions: If you think your child is struggling with eating issues or an eating disorder, Andrea can help the whole family understand how to best approach the behaviors and learn how to return back to normalcy with eating by individualized goal-setting, meal planning, and mindful eating techniques.
Sports Nutrition: Andrea will help you and your child learn to better meal plan, fill in the nutrition gaps, and will help educate your child on the proper nutrition requirements for optimal performance and health for your star athlete.
Burning Nutrition Questions: Navigating dietary dogma can be challenging. Andrea can help you get the answers to your most burning questions about nutrition and health by using the most recent evidence-based research. Including:
Organic, GMO, Natural foods
Nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners
Cleansing, detoxing, juicing
Caffeine and energy drinks
Calories and weight
Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Prevention
Healthy Home Food Makeover (Home Services):Learn how to start afresh by cleaning out your kitchen, replacing it with more nutritious alternatives and organizing your food so each family member makes his/her own best food choices.
Cooking Lessons (Home Services): Andrea, with the help of Greg or Karen, will come to your home and teach you how to make the most delicious, nutritious, quick and very simple meals for you and your family.
Grocery Store Tours (Field Trips by group and individuals):Touring the grocery store to learn to make better food choices for you and your family, how to read food labels, introduce new ingredients, and pick out healthy on-the-go options.
Dining Out with Andrea (Field Trips):Dine out with your favorite dietitian, Andrea, and learn how to navigate a menu for its healthier options.
Mindful Eating:Over the course of a few weeks, you and your family will learn to enjoy food, taste it and savor it with all of your senses, and most importantly, learn to eat slow, and to get satisfied on less quantity.
Food Journaling: Keeping a food journal or diary is the most important tool we have to help us successfully manage our weight and maintain a healthy weight long-term. Journaling helps us see connections between our emotions and what we eat. Andrea will help you and your children learn how to successfully journal in a way so that it is fun, personalized and supportive to your goals.
Staying motivated: Congratulations! You and your family have achieved all your personalized goals! You feel great and are ready to use all of your new skills to continue building upon these healthy habits. In order for you to continue this life-long process, we need you to stay motivated, learn to handle any set-backs and continue to have the confidence it takes achieve new healthy habits.
Eating Behavior (ie. Limiting screen time). Our behaviors are what drive us or stop us from eating. We need to learn how to control these behaviors in order to successfully create a long-lasting healthy lifestyle.
Type 2 Diabetes/Prediabetes: providing nutritional counseling for your child and family with prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes, including meal planning and carbohydrate counting
High Cholesterol (with and without weight issues): Nutritional counseling for high cholesterol or high triglycerides.
High Blood Pressure: Nutritional counseling for elevated blood pressure.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Nutritional counseling for PCOS for diet and lifestyle changes, including meal planning and choosing more whole/high fiber grains to help moderate your insulin levels and help you feel better and achieve a healthier weight. Can be combined with a KB exercise program as well.
Food Groups and Nutrients: Most of us know the basics of nutrition and what we need to sustain ourselves; however, our children don’t always understand or make the connection between food and health. Learning the basics of the food groups and important nutrients in a fun way will help them start to think more about their food choices and make the right ones.
Goal setting: Learning how to set appropriate, realistic goals will help you and your children develop the confidence to continue to reach for the stars and achieve and maintain a lifetime of healthy habits.
MyPlate/Portion Control: Learn how to use “MyPlate” to estimate your portions at meals and also learning how to use simple household items to estimate your portions as well.
Emotional Eating: We all eat emotionally for good and bad reasons. When eating becomes a control issue for you or your child on a daily basis, it can make you feel like you will never achieve any normalcy with eating. Andrea will help you learn how to recognize these emotions and connect them to your hunger and fullness cues so that you and your child can achieve normal eating.
Dangers of Dieting: We, at KB Health, are here to help you break out of any diet cycles or ruts you may be in and teach you how to change your habits in a way to help you meet all of your personalized health, weight and wellness goals.
Sweetened Beverages: Our nation is a “supersized” one, which includes what we drink as well. By tanking our bodies up with sugar, not only are we consuming enormous amounts of extra calories, however, we are also interfering with our bodies metabolism as well.
Label Reading:Learn how to make reading food labels simple and effective for you and your family’s nutritional concerns and needs.
A calorie isn’t a calorie: We know that controlling our calorie intake is key to successful weight management, however, foods are not created equally. We come across tough eating decisions all the time. For example, that piece of chocolate cake is staring you in the face when you passed the bakery today but you know if you skip out on dinner and go for the cake, you’re going to feel terrible by the end of the day. Learning how to make good decisions with occasional splurges is key to finding that balance in enjoyable eating.
Dining Out: Making healthy decisions when you’re out to eat or on the run may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Andrea will teach you how to make the best choices when you’re out to eat and how to strategize your day so you can splurge if you want to.
Sleep: Sleep has been shown to be a vital factor when it comes to managing our weight. How much sleep do we need throughout our lifecycle and how can we achieve it? Andrea and Dr. Karen will help you manage your expectations and achieve a better night’s sleep.
Vegetarianism: Are you or your child struggling with how to achieve a healthy, balanced diet while being vegetarian or vegan? Is dinnertime in your family a disaster because your son or daughter is vegetarian and everyone else is expecting a meat-filled meal? Fret no more, Andrea is here to help you learn how to meal plan and what nutrients are necessary to achieve a balanced diet.
Meal Planning/Menu Development: Assisting your family in weekly meal and snack planning by creating weekly menus or recipes and/or grocery shopping lists that can be tailored according to various health conditions or preferences.
Recipe Development and/or Analysis of Nutrients: Helping your family create their own unique healthy recipes or learning to modify existing ones.
Weekly or biweekly review of food logs/journals/meals: This is a more intensive approach to keep you or your family going on the right track by scheduling a designated day(s)/time(s) to provide you with feedback on your specific goals, logs or journals.