Gia Diakakis, RD

Welcome Gia Diakakis

We are very excited to expand our practice with the addition of Gia Diakakis, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, an outstanding dietitian professional whose wonderful rapport with children is apparent from the start.

Gia joined Feed to Succeed officially in February, after several months of working intermittently with Betsy. Prior to this, Gia worked at Rush-Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center as a neonatal/pediatric nutrition support team dietitian. There she was responsible for parental nutrition and enteral nutrition along with diet management of weight loss, weight gain, diabetes mellitus, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, GI disease (including inflammatory bowel disease) food allergy and more. She brings this great depth of knowledge and experience to Feed to Succeed clients. read more

We Moved!

We are thrilled to announce our new location on West Lake in Glenview! After six years of sharing a space with another health professional, we now have an office of our own. Together with Dr. Suzanne Nelson of Children’s Gastroenterology Specialists, Feed to Succeed is now located at 3633 West Lake Ave., Suite 103 in Glenview.

Our space is larger, kid friendly and close to Glenbrook Hospital. Clients who need to access a lab can quickly reach one at the nearby hospital.

Our new phone number is 847.724.8015 read more

Emulsifiers: Another Reason to Avoid Processed Foods

By Gia Diakakis, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

My favorite piece of nutrition advice comes from author Michael Pollan: “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”

While the idea doesn’t apply as well to me—coming from a family from a village high in the mountains of Greece (thus eliminating most foods around me)—I nevertheless understand the message loud and clear. Many food items available are packaged, shelf stable and convenient, bearing little resemblance to the food generations of grandparents before us ate. read more