Who Benefits From Individualized Children’s Nutritional Guidance?
School-aged children of all ages – Nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances, and blood sugar fluctuations affect developing learning styles. As a result, we must take nutrition as seriously as we do any other aspect of a child’s education, physical and mental health – especially at the preschool level when learning difficulty is easier to remediate. Early intervention, by identifying nutrient deficiencies and foods that trigger inattention, behavioral, and mood difficulty, scaffolds best possible outcome for children diagnosed with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other neurodevelopmental challenges
Parents and siblings – One of the main goals of nutritional guidance for children is nutritional education. Intentional shopping, meal planning, and food preparation benefits not only the children but the entire family. Improved nutritional status helps reduce the risk of many health conditions such as weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Our goal – profound shifts in your child’s health, academic achievement, and future well-being. Timing, composition, and glycemic index of snack/meals can also influence a child’s delicate metabolism and emotions – influencing academic performance and/or a family’s trip to the grocery store!
Jan also provides Nutritional IEPs (individual eating plans) for inclusion in Educational IEP’s.