Krystyn Parks, M.s, R.D., I.B.C.L.C.
Pediatric dietitian, lactation consultant
I am a pediatric dietitian and lactation consultant who works with parents who are feeling lost when it comes to feeding their children. I provide the information and support you need to determine what will work for your family.
After starting solids with my 2 children, I get how stressful mealtime can be. There is so much information available and it’s hard to tell what’s important. I believe that everyone should have access to quality nutrition education. Unfortunately, most parents are left with a one page handout at the doctor’s office and whatever they can find on the internet. I am passionate that having a healthy relationship with food can have lifelong benefits and want to help parents provide that for their children.
Have you spent hours trying to figure out the best way to introduce solids? Read both sides of the baby led weaning wars and ended up more confused? That was me too. Luckily for you, I spent the time doing the research and now can help guide you in the right direction.
Do you have a picky eater who refuses to try new foods? Have you ended up crying at meals with your toddler because they won’t eat anything? Do you wish you could have those happy family dinners you see on TV? That’s my goal too. I won’t promise that every meal will be perfect (honesty is very important to me), but I can help set you on the right path for happy, stress-free meals.
I originally went to school to become an elementary school teacher, but soon found passion in nutrition. I now combine my love of teaching, children, and nutrition by working in pediatric nutrition. I use evidence based information with practical tips that work with real children. I am also the mom of 2 very different children. The strategies that I recommend are rooted in science, but can be adapted to meet the needs of your family. I won’t tell you what to do, but I will explain the why behind my recommendations so that you can figure out what will work with your child best. A random stranger is never going to know your child as well as you do. Families who work with me report feeling more relaxed, empowered, and confident.
I am based out of Orange County, California, but my courses and virtual appointments mean we can work together, even if you’re not local.
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Licenses & Certifications
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from California State Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo with an emphasis in child development
- Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science from California State University – Long Beach
- Inpatient neonatal intensive care dietitian with outpatient long term follow up
- Inpatient and outpatient general pediatric dietitian
- 1:1 nutrition coaching