Registered dietitians are the only nutrition experts regulated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the only experts licensed in the state to provide professional nutrition advice.

Betsy Hjelmgren has been a registered dietitian, licensed in the state of Illinois, since 1999. CSP is short for Certified Specialist in Pediatric nutrition. To achieve this credential, a 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. In 2005, Betsy Hjelmgren received her CSP credential. (Betsy has logged well over 17,000 hours in pediatric nutrition).

Gia Diakakis is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC). Nutrition support is a sophisticated and specialized practice that requires the expertise and knowledge of multiple healthcare professionals including physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurses. Read more about Gia here.

Amanda Gordon is a Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  She joins us with more than a decade of experience in the NICU with high risk infants.

Melanie Battaglia is a registered dietitian and sports nutrition enthusiast. A former college athlete, she has first hand experience advising and living out the importance of diet on athletic performance. Melanie has been part of Feed to Succeed for over 5 years, as she shadowed and trained with Betsy as a student for 2 years before completing her dietitian training and licensing. She provides one-on-one counseling, as well as seminars for sports clubs.

Patients Betsy Hjelmgren, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN has worked with:

BPD (age 0-10 yrs)100
Cardiac (age 0-90 yrs)200
Celiac Disease (age 1-21 yrs)200
Constipation (age 0-21 yrs)300
Cystic Fibrosis (age 0-35 yrs)110
Diabetes (age 1-75 yrs)300
Feeding tubes (age 0-21 yrs)750
Food Allergies (age 0-21 yrs)150
GER (reflux) (age 0-18 yrs)300
GI, other (including IBS, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, dissacharidase deficiencies, eosinophilic esophagitis) (age 0-21 yrs)250
High Risk Infants (age 0-1 yrs)350
Kidney Disease (age 0-21 yrs)50
Other (including liver disease, Prader-Willi, thyroid disease, PCOS, PKU, ketogenic/seizure disorders, cancer) (age 0-21 yrs)100
Over weight/Obesity (age 0-80 yrs)500
Picky Eaters (age 0-12 yrs)300
Preemies (age 0-3 yrs)400
Special needs (age 0-21 yrs)350
TPN (IV nutrition) (age 0-18 yrs)300
Under weight/FTT (age 0-21 yrs)350
General Good Pediatric Nutrition (age 0-18 yrs)400