Pediatric nutrition counseling takes place in a kitchen setting. While sitting around the table, she will work with you and your child on meal planning, reading food labels, and healthy portion sizes. In doing this, you and your child will learn about healthy food choices, specific to age, activity level and health needs.
Laura worked at Texas Children's Hospital for 22 years in a variety of areas including: critical care, feeding disorders, gastrointestinal diseases and conditions, and eating disorders. Additionally, she was the Manager of the Nutritional Support Team and the Nutrition and Gastroenterology Clinic. She helped to create manuals for the treatment of childhood obesity, diabetes, and educational materials for a variety of nutritional conditions. During her time at TCH she realized the importance of the family table and published A Weigh of Life, Cookbook for Today's Family.
Nutrition Counseling is offered for (but not limited to) the following: Abnormal weight gain/loss Anemia Diabetes Developmental disabilities *Cerebral Palsy *Downs Syndrome *Spinabifida Eating disorders/feeding disorders Food allergies/intolerance Gastrointestinal diseases: *Celiac disease *Constipation *Diarrhea *FODMAP diet *Gluten sensitivity *Inflammatory bowel disease *Lactose intolerance Hyperlipidemia Infant formula modifications Normal Nutrition (infancy through adolescence) Obesity Pregnancy and lactation Sports Nutrition Vegetarianism