– You are frustrated by your child’s eating but don’t know where to even start.
– You do not want to create an issue around food but have no idea how to strike a balance between health and fun.
– You hate the idea that you (again!) need to come up with healthy, budget and family friendly meals that get rejected by picky kids (or spouses ) anyway.
– You wonder how to help your baby have a healthy relationship with food from the get go.
And you do not have the TIME to spend hours researching for answers.
You just need someone to tell you exactly what to do, say or cook.
And that’s exactly what I can help you with!
I am Natalia Stasenko, Registered Dietitian, child feeding expert and mom of 3.
My passion is helping busy parents so their kids get the best nutrition and build a great relationship with food.
I believe that in order to improve health of our future generations every family should have access to the best advice on feeding children. It has to be practical, easy to follow and focus on building confidence in parents instead of triggering panic, guilt and shame.
I started specializing in child nutrition because, as someone who is obsessed with food, it was all I could think about after I started having kids. Feeding kids including starting solids and feeding problems is what I’ve been studying, researching, writing and speaking about for the last 10 years. I worked with hundreds of families privately, through federal programs and via my online classes.
And all of this while making meals for my own family of 5. Every. Single. Day.
I am currently building a membership site for parents, so we can all hang out in a safe 100% judgement free space, chat about the ups and downs of feeding our little monsters and learn a lot from each other and our team of experts.
Without anyone wagging a finger or making us feel like bad moms.
(Honestly, can we please just STOP doing it altogether?)
To be the first to find out once it is up and running, jump on my email list. I will also send you my list of Top 6 Nutrients for Children and How to Help Them Get Enough (Even if they are picky).
If you need help with your picky eater RIGHT NOW, join my online class Turn Picky Eating Around. It is an eight week online program that will transform your mealtimes and boost your child’s nutrition, without you spending hours in the kitchen.
You are also welcome to join a FREE Facebook group I am running with my partner-in-crime and a super talented dietitian, Adina Pearson.
Or, if starting solids with a baby is on top of your mind right now, grab this list of 65 Whole Food Finger Food Ideas or get the whole system of Starting Solids:The Stress Free Way that includes printables with texture timelines, sample meal plans and schedules and 50+ meal ideas and simple recipes for your baby and the whole family.
And in case you are curious to learn more about me:
Originally from Russia, I’ve been hopping around the globe quite a bit in the last 15 years. London (UK) ->Toronto (CANADA)->New York (US)->London (UK) is just a short recap of our recent family adventures.
My first degree is from a university in Russia and it is in English and Literature. Always loved reading and writing.
My second university degree is from Columbia University, New York and it is in Nutrition Education. So I am reading and writing about nutrition now!
My favorite childhood memory is spending most of my summer break munching on fresh carrots from my parents’ vegetable garden and reading.
I spend an inordinate amount of time in the kitchen. Mostly because I work from there (using my kitchen counter as a stand up desk 🙂 but also because I looove cooking. My kid are just starting to join me, so I am super excited to finally have them on board. My 11 year old makes the best quesadilla in the world, my 8 year old is the Master of Smoothies and my 2 year old is an expert in beating eggs.
My favorite food is nuts. You can find multiple open bags of them scattered anywhere I spend more than 15 minutes.
I am also known for spending all my days in my workout clothes but never actually making it to the gym.
Natalia Stasenko MS, RD is an international speaker, consultant and a leading expert on child nutrition with years of experience counseling in private practice, writing, speaking, consulting for health/food industry and teaching online.
She trained as a Registered Dietitian at Columbia University in New York, where she also received her Master of Science degree in Nutrition.
Natalia has contributed articles and quotes to numerous media sources including Parents Magazine, Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, Kiwi magazine, Kids Eat Right and Huffington post. She blogs monthly on Scoop on Food blog at parents.com.
She has been invited to speak at professional conferences and is the creator of a Continuing Education training course on pediatric feeding problems for Registered Dietitians.
Recently, she cowrote two cookbooks: Real Baby Food – an up to date resource on feeding children from 6 months to 3 years and Baby Led Feeding: A Natural Way to Raise Happy Independent Eaters.
Registered Dietitian (RD) with Master of Science in Nutrition Education from Columbia University
Consulting dietitian and speaker for food/health industry, schools, daycare facilities and federal programs, including Head Start and WIC.
Professional association memberships and affiliations:
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, past Chair of Communications Division
American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Active member
International Network for Diet and Nutrition in Allergy, Active Member