Hi, I am Yulia, nice to meet you!
A little about me:
I have been practicing dietetics since 2005, working in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient and food service management. About 7 years ago, I was first introduced to a concept of intuitive eating and weight inclusive approach to food and eating, and have fully embraced this philosophy. I use this method in my work with clients, helping them to build healthy relationships with body and food, without focusing on weight (more on my intuitive eating story here).
I also help parents to optimize feeding dynamics around meals, addressing various challenges with feeding and allowing their children and teenagers to develop healthy relationship with food and positive body image. Picky eating is a very familiar topic to me, not only professionally, but also as a parent, and finding different solutions to expand kids food repertoire and help them develop healthy eating habits, is something I am highly passionate about.
I have two amazing boys, whom I have been learning from so many things on so many levels, and who have been helping me to become a better parent and a better person every day. Being a mother, I know first hand how challenging it might be to find time, energy and emotional resources for taking care of and feeding your family and nourishing yourself. As parents, we tend to place our needs last, which negatively affects our nutrition and well-being. I truly enjoy helping other mothers to find a balance between the two.
I am also passionate about cooking (on my own and with my children), experimenting with and developing new recipes, and enjoying meals with family and friends.