Experience You Can Trust
We are the experts in pediatric nutrition. Betsy and Gia have cared for more than 8,000 pediatric patients from Rush Medical Center, to Children’s Memorial Hospital, to outpatient and home nutrition therapy. And Feed to Succeed, LLC hires only board certified nutrition specialists.
To achieve a CSP credential, a registered dietitian must work more than 2,000 hours in the field of pediatric nutrition and pass a national board exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Betsy Hjelmgren, the founder of Feed to Succeed, LLC and author of this website, has logged more than 17,000 hours in the practice of pediatric nutrition.
Specialty certification allows you to rest assured that you are receiving advice and care from a dietitian who is a nationally recognized expert in the area of children’s nutrition.
Experts in Pediatric Nutrition
Kids are what we know, and kids are what we do. Betsy learned early on in her career as a dietitian that it is highly complicated to get an adult to make changes to their eating habits, but kids are a breeze. Why? Because all good parents want what is best for their child, and they know that healthy food is essential. What an adult can or will not do for themselves, parents go the extra step to make sure their child receives adequate care, and that includes good nutrition.
Not only that, but kids are not little adults. There’s a reason that the popular main-stream diet companies do not take clients under 12 years old – kids require special knowledge. Children are growing, developing people, who have different nutrient needs at different times in their life cycles. What works for an infant is different from that of a 4-year-old. And the nutritional needs of a 4 year old are not comparable to a 10-year-old child. That’s why we are here for you. We have the knowledge and the experience to provide you with the correct nutrition therapy that meets the need for your child right now.