Hello and welcome to Nutrition for Kids! I have worked in children’s health and nutrition education for 35 years. I’m the author of How to Teach Nutrition to Kids, 4th ed., a book which is used in thousands of schools throughout the world as a framework for nutrition education. I also wrote the activity book Nutrition Fun with Brocc & Roll and the Disney children’s book, Good for You! Nutrition Book and Games. I have worked as a nutrition consultant to schools and child nutrition programs throughout the nation, developing programs, writing materials and providing hands-on training to educators, health care professionals and parents. I speak to both local and national audiences and have also made hundreds of media appearances.
I am also a part-time nutrition provider at Pediatrics Associates of the Northwest. In this position, I teach classes, work with athletes and provide Medical Nutrition Therapy to families and children (birth to college age) in the Portland, Oregon area.
I graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska and completed my dietetic internship and Master of Science degree in nutrition (emphasizing sports nutrition) from the University of Iowa. I am board certified as a sports dietitian and I work with athletes of all levels, including elite figure skaters. In 2013, I was recognized as the outstanding dietitian of the year from the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
I’m available for:
- Speaking engagements
- Educational Consulting
- Sports Nutrition
- Writing assignments
- Media interviews
- Projects that are relevant, creative and promote the health and well-being of children
I grew up in rural Western Nebraska on a farm and I’ve lived in the beautiful state of Oregon for 30 years. I have three great adult kids who are the love of my life. I’m currently dog-less (still grieving my 15 year-old labramutt). I live the lifestyle that I promote with a large garden, great home-cooked food and nearly daily exercise. I love to hike and before I blew out my knee a few years back, I was a running fanatic. I have climbed Mt. Hood, run a marathon, run 6 Hood-to-Coast relays, completed hundreds of 5k and 10k races and just this year, I made it to the top of The Incline in Manitou Springs, Colorado with my daughter.
What I hope to do in the future
- Expand my gardens & get a greenhouse
- Trek through Iceland
- Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
- Get a dog
- Write a few more books!
Here’s the list of my current/recent clients:
- The OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness
- The Dairy Alliance
- Yogurt in Nutrition: Initiative for a Balanced Diet
- US Figure Skating
Questions, comments, suggestions? Use the form below to let me know.