My passion is helping children and adolescents attain optimal health and the chance to live their best lives.
I believe just about anyone can achieve optimal health--even your hyperactive or anxious kids and teens.
You’re one smart cookie (you’re reading this, after all). You already know that what we put into our bodies directly affects how we look, feel and behave. And that includes your kids.
Why else would you spend what little free time you have googling “how do I get my kids to eat broccoli?” Or reminding your teen that tater tots don’t count as a vegetable.
But for you, it’s about more than just making sure your kids are getting their fruits and vegetables. You want to hand them the keys to unlock a lifetime of health and happiness. That means:
1. Helping them manage their anxiety, mood swings & hyperactivity. 2. Inspiring them to make their own healthy choices. 3. Giving them hope that they can reach their full potential.
And you know that healthy habits start at home.
So why is it so darn hard to make sure your pantry is stocked to help them make good choices and feel their best? Or to know they’re going to make healthy choices outside the house?
Because modern society just isn’t set up in a way that makes it easy for us. Our foods are so chock-full of chemicals, even the “healthy” stuff can be trouble in disguise. Low-fat snacks made with artificial ingredients and sugar, I’m looking at you.
Then there’s the never-ending roller coaster ride of health trends. There’s just so much information out there and it changes faster than you can say, “an apple a day…” It’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed and disoriented. And what’s worse, in spite of our best intentions to eat healthy, we may actually be doing more harm than good.
I know, because I’ve been through it myself.
Years of antibiotic therapy to treat chronic Lyme Disease and several co-infections left me struggling to manage multiple digestive issues. I tried more “diets” than you can find in a year’s subscription to Women’s Health. But nothing seemed to work.
On my journey to unlock my own health and wellness, I added a Master of Holistic Nutrition degree from Hawthorn University to my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound. And here’s what I finally discovered: achieving optimal health can be easy and enjoyable. In fact, it should be simple and fun.
Food is freedom.
It shouldn’t involve counting calories, measuring macronutrients, cutting out entire food groups or stressing over complex recipes. I’m not here to tell you, you can’t eat x, y or z. It’s just not realistic if you want your family to live their best life--and do it in a way that's sustainable.
I’m here to give you and your kids the tools for a lifetime of health and wellness. I focus on balance, variety and moderation because eating well is a lifestyle, not a diet. In fact, can we agree to just throw out the word “diet” altogether?
Our bodies are unique, so it’s impossible to come up with a one-size-fits-all plan. I honor everyone’s biochemical individuality and work 1:1 with my clients to identify the ideal approach for them.
I’m here to help you and your family achieve optimal health and wellness with practical support, science-based education and--most importantly--ease and joy.
Are you ready to kickstart your family’s journey to a lifetime of health and wellness?
I help families achieve optimal health and wellness with simple, science-based support and practical steps.
I don’t believe in measuring. I believe in variety, moderation and good decisions.And I love watching clients transform their lives and their children’s lives after making the connection between nutrient-dense, whole foods and their well-being.
Full disclosure: I’m a potato chip fiend. But I’ve learned to eat them in moderation and to reach for healthier options, like those cooked in olive oil.
I’ve always loved children--that's probably why I enjoyed the twelve years I spent as a nanny. Unfortunately, my rock-of-a-husband (light of my life and soulmate) and I aren’t able to have children of our own. So I’ve made it my mission to help other families raise bright, beautiful, healthy and happy souls.
That’s why I chose to write my master’s thesis on the relationship between food and anxiety in children and adolescents. 25% of teens today are anxious and, in many cases, this anxiety is linked directly to the foods they’re eating.
I’m on a mission to change that. One child at a time.
Those two lovely creatures are my rescue pups, Ruby and Havo (which means “pooch” in Slovak). They also like potato chips, but we stick to healthy alternatives that also make them happy.
"Jill took the time to listen to and understand my teen and her struggles. We feel such peace of mind now that we have a plan in place for our family."
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