Do you need help with your child's nutrition but not sure where to start? Our Registered Dietitian helps families develop a nutrition plan to help reduce stress and make feeding your child a positive experience!
Claire Kjeld is the Registered Dietitian at Alberta Therapy Co. Claire has worked as a Registered Dietitian for over 15 years, both in the United States and Canada, in a variety of settings including primary care, health and wellness, and clinical nutrition. Claire transitioned to work exclusively with families who have children with feeding and nutrition challenges due to medical conditions, special needs, limited food repertoire, picky eating, feeding related trauma, and food sensitivities and allergies. Claire strives to take the stress off of both parents and children that so often develops due to concerns related to diet and eating. Being able to develop trusting relationships with families and children, is the back bone of Claire’s practice. Claire is available to provide nutrition analysis, supplement assessment, in-office and at-home visits, and meal observations to create a clear path on how to support your child in meeting their nutrition needs.
Pediatric Nutrition or Feeding Consultation
This service includes consultation on any nutrition or feeding related topic you are in need of assistance with. Common concerns are constipation, food allergies or intolerances, nutrient deficiencies, specialty diets, help with meal planning and structuring daily meals and snacks, coaching on how to address meal time struggles, concerns related to growth (underweight, overweight, stagnant growth). A written consult note is provided after the session to review what was discussed and recommendations given.
Pediatric Diet Analysis
This service requires a 30 or 60 minute consultation with Claire to review the findings and recommendations upon Completion of a 3 day food journal. Upon booking, you will be sent a template for the food journal to fill in and submit on our online system when completed. This must be completed and submitted, a minimum of 3 days prior to booked appointment.
A written consult note is provided after the session to review what was discussed and recommendations given.
1-hour Joint Nutrition and Feeding Consultation with Feeding Team (Dietitian/OT)
This service includes an in-depth assessment of nutrition and feeding related concerns, combining the expertise of a Dietitian and Occupational Therapist. Specialists will review and address nutrition and feeding concerns, including oral motor assessment completed by the occupational therapist. A written consult note is provided after the session to review what was discussed and recommendations given.
Meal observation and Coaching
Includes an observation of a family meal followed by consultation to review findings and recommendations related to environment, introduction of new foods, portion sizes, meal planning, mealtime struggles, and picky eating. A written consult note is provided after the session to include all findings and recommendations.
Many health care plans provide an annual coverage for Dietitian services. If you are unsure if your plan covers Dietitian services or would like to check how much is covered, contact your health insurance company and/or review your health insurance policy.