Hi and welcome!
I am Natalia Stasenko, Registered Dietitian (UK and US), child nutritionist and mom of 3.
My passion is helping busy parents, so their kids get the best nutrition and build a great relationship with food.
To improve the 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 obsessed with food, it was all I could think about after I started having kids. Feeding kids, including starting solids with babies and solving feeding problems, is what I’ve been studying, researching, writing and speaking about for the last ten 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.
Here is how I can help you:
SIf you are looking for support with your avoidant eater, check a FREE Facebook group I am co-running with two other child feeding professionals.
If you are looking for family recipes and feeding tips and courses, download The Easy Bites app.
And in case you are curious to learn more about me:
Born to German/Ukrainian parents in Russia and married to a Spaniard, I’ve been hopping around the globe quite a bit in the last 20 years. London (UK) ->Toronto (CANADA)->New York (US)->London (UK) is just a short recap of our recent family adventures. I have always been in love with learning (and a little on the nerdy side). You can tell because I started my first college degree, in English and Literature, at only 16. Always loved reading and writing. My second (and favourite) college degree is from Columbia University, New York, in Nutrition Education. So I am reading and writing about nutrition now!
My best childhood memory is spending most of my summer break munching on fresh carrots from my parents’ vegetable garden and reading my mom’s cookbooks.
I love research. Here, I said it. If I had all the time in the world, I would browse through scientific journals from morning till night. It is incredible how much more we know about nutrition, eating and feeding than even ten years ago!
I am fascinated by the art and science of cooking. My kids are just starting to join me, so I am finally super excited to have them on board.
My favourite 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 day in my workout clothes but never actually making it to the gym. 🙂
Natalia Stasenko MS, RD is a consultant and a leading expert on child nutrition with years of experience counselling in private practice, writing, speaking, consulting for the 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 Education. She currently delivers guest lectures on the topic of child feeding difficulties at the same university.
With a keen interest in pediatric nutrition, she worked as a consulting dietitian for Head Start and ran her private practice in New York.
After moving to London, her main focus has moved to virtual coaching, online group programs for parents and collaborating with food brands.
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 blogged monthly on Scoop on Food blog at parents.com and is one of the contributing authors at SolidStarts.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 co-wrote 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.
In 2021, she co-founded Responsive Feeding Pro – an international training platform for child feeding professionals.
Same year, she launched Easy Bites – Child Nutrition, the first mobile app for parents who want to to help their children build a healthy relationship with food and get meal ideas and recipes for the whole family.
Read more about Natalia’s work experience here.
Registered Dietitian (RD) with a 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
International Network for Diet and Nutrition in Allergy, Active Member
HCPC-registered, number DT30709 (UK)