Children’s Nutrition

Pediatric Dietitian & Nutritionist: Nutritional Support For Children of All Ages

Allow our pediatric dietitian and nutritionist assist you in the critically important task of making sure your child receives professional pediatric nutrition guidance, so they can grow into healthy and robust adults. Our dietitians and nutritionists works with children of all ages as well as their parents. 

Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist

How Can A Pediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Help Children & Parents?


A pediatric dietitian and nutritionist can assess your child’s diet, provide education and implement various nutritional interventions for healthy growth and development. Specifically, a dietitian who specializes in children’s nutrition can help in the following ways:

  • Provide general healthy eating advice.
  • Provide tips and strategies for packing healthy school lunches.
  • Help establish and maintain a healthy feeding relationship and positive body image.
  • Prepare a balanced eating plan for healthy growth and development.
  • Educate young children and their parents how much food someone of their size, age, and gender needs to eat to be healthy.
  • Receive tips and strategies from a pediatric dietitian and nutritionist for dealing with picky eaters.
  • Help manage various dietary conditions (food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances).
  • Assist with growth flattening.
  • Help address iron deficiency anemia.
  • Create a meal plan to manage various digestive conditions (e.g., constipation) and food preferences (e.g., gluten-free, plant-based, low-sugar).
  • Generate healthy and delicious recipes based on foods young kids enjoy eating, if desired. 
  • Suggest more nutritious food substitutions for their favourite foods.
  • Allow a child dietitian and nutritionist to provide nutritious meal options for the whole family.
  • Help manage Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other brain and mental health nutrition concerns such nutritional support for sleep et al.
  • Lay out guidelines for healthy pediatric weight management, including matters pertaining to childhood obesity management.
  • Provide tips on how to get children involved in the kitchen.
  • Receive nutritional counselling for skin health: work with a nutritionist and dietitian for acne, dermatitis (including nutritional support for eczema), rosacea diet support, psoriasis management and dietary management of KP.
  • Provide nutritional counselling for young athletes that coincides with the given sporting discipline.

Other Pediatric Dietitian & Related Services

At JM Nutrition we offer the services of children’s nutritionists and dietitians, each with his or her area of expertise. 

With Whom Does Our Children’s Nutritionists and Dietitians Work With?


A pediatric dietitian and nutritionist works with children of all ages, their parents and whole families from all walks of life, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

  • newborns, infants, toddlers
  • boys
  • girls
  • teenagers
  • athletes
  • expectant mothers
  • new mothers
  • families
  • and more

Our Dietitians Who Focus On Pediatric Nutrition

Dietitians For Children & Families

JM Nutrition’s practitioners who work with children are pediatric and prenatal dietitian, Jordan Thompson, as well as registered dietitians, Vanessa Hurley and Lyndsay Hall.

Dietitians For Adolescents With Disordered Eating

Our registered dietitian, Alana Haggerty, also work with teenagers to help them develop a more healthy relationship food and/or to manage disordered eating patterns. Visit our support for disordered eating and eating disorders page for more information.

Dietitians For Young Athletes

In addition, we have dietitians who focus on fitness and sports nutrition, working with young athletes to tweak their eating habits pertaining to athletic goals. Visit our fitness & sports nutrition support and youth sports nutrition pages for more information.

Learn about about our children’s dietitians and nutritionists and their areas of specialization, bios and introductory videos of each.

Our Practitioners

Work with a Pediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist

1. Select the practitioner whose specialty you feel best suits the needs of your child. If you require guidance in this area, we can certainly help. Book free consultation.

2. Contact us to book appointment.

3. Fill out the intake form and send it back to us prior to the appointment.

4. Important: The appointment is typically 1-hour long, unless your child is approaching the adult age. In this case, he or she may fall under the packages and pricing guidelines for adults. We encourage you to make this decision with your adolescent child.

Learn more about packages & pricing for adults.

5. Depending on the age, your child does not have to be present during the appointment.

6. Next, our pediatric dietitian will conduct an email follow-up.

The email will include valuable information and resources:

  • a summary of appointment session notes
  • kid-friendly meal ideas & recipes (including plant-based options, if desired)
  • picky eating behaviour strategies
  • tips on how to increase vegetable intake
  • help with meal scheduling
  • other pertinent information

How much does a pediatric dietitian and nutritionist cost?


The fee for a personalized session and email follow-up with resources with a registered dietitian who focuses on pediatric nutrition is $175 (this service is tax exempt).

If your child is approaching the adult age, you may consider the packages and pricing that apply to adults.

In-Person Appointments with a Pediatric Dietitian

You can book in-person appointments with a children’s nutritionist in Toronto. You can also receive on-site nutritional counselling with a pediatric dietitian in Mississauga.

Also Available For Virtual Counselling

In addition to servicing clients in-person our dietitians and nutritionists who specialize in pediatric nutrition also conduct sessions virtually with clients from across Canada using a number of video-conferencing platforms.

Also visit: registered dietitian in Calgary, registered dietitian Edmonton, dietitian Halifax.

Learn more about working with an telehealth nutritionist and dietitian.

Contact us for a no-obligation phone consultation during which we can:

✓  outline how working with a child nutritionist and dietitian looks like

✓  discuss your and/or your child’s goal(s)

✓  explain how billing and pricing work

✓  address concerns about insurance, if any

✓  answer any other questions