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, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN
Betsy Hjelmgren has been a registered dietitian, licensed in the State of Illinois, since 1999. In 2005, Betsy Hjelmgren received her CSP credential (Certified Specialist in Pediatrics), and has continued to train and keep that credential current.
She is a mother to two: one teenage daughter, and one school age son; who keep her busy outside of work with their activities. Betsy is an avid runner, having joined a cross-country team at age 12 and never stopped running since then. She has run the Chicago Marathon, and continues to run several days a week on her own.
"All my favorite childhood memories involve food and family. Sunday morning doughnuts on a sandy beach; homemade cakes for birthdays; gardening with dad; holidays at my grandparents’ home. When I became a dietitian, I wanted to help people learn to be their healthiest, but also to help them know how to fit their favorite foods into their lifestyle. I keep running to stay fit and plan to run myself into the ground, as long as I can keep eating my favorites: ice cream, butter and peanut butter."
Failure to Thrive (FTT)
low FODMAPS diet
Food-based tube diets
General GI issues
Medically complex children