I am a registered dietitian working with parents and their young children. I completed my Bachelor of Science at the Université de Montréal, where I clinically trained as a pediatric dietitian at the CHU Sainte-Justine. I then completed my MSc at the University of Guelph, and my PhD at McMaster University, where I explore maternal and infant nutrition through the conduct of a randomized controlled trial. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph, where I explore food parenting, and how we can support the development of food and nutrition literacy in children.
My mission is to support children as they learn to eat, and to support parents as they learn to feed. I wish all children and parents could enjoy pleasant family meals, get optimal nutrition and develop a positive relationship with food and body image.
My research and clinical interests are centered on the first 1,000 days - from conception in utero to the child's second birthday. This is an important period where parents shape what their new family looks like, learn to offer nutritionally adequate foods to their growing child, as well as define their family values in terms of food parenting, approaches to feeding, and overall relationship around eating.
I support parents throughout these first years by working in private practice with families, advancing the field by doing research, education to future dietitians, and by communicating what we know is most efficient through various knowledge translation efforts, including social media platforms.