Kids Nutritionist Toronto

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Does This Sound Familiar?

  • You’re tired, overwhelmed, and struggling to keep up with day to day tasks.
  • You need help figuring out which foods help ADHD and which foods aggravate symptoms.
  • You don’t have time to research recipes and read the labels on everything you pick up at the grocery store.  Heck, sometimes you don’t have time to brush your hair!
  • You need a solution that doesn’t require a ton of time every day.

About Me...

I’m Shawna Hughes, BSc., a Registered Holistic Nutritionist for kids with ADHD.  I have always been interested in Psychology and Health, and rather obsessed with food, but it was my personal struggles that led me to this calling.  

I am a mom to two lovely little ladies, one of whom has anxiety and mild ADD (inattentive type).  I have struggled with anxiety since childhood and only discovered my own Attention Deficit in my 30’s – after learning more about my daughter’s condition.  Yup, she got my eyes, my hair, and my ADD (sorry kid!).

I know firsthand how diet can impact ADHD and anxiety – I’ve seen it in both myself and my child.  We have figured out the diet and lifestyle strategies that work best for us.  Now, I’m dedicated to helping other parents in similar situations find what works for their families.   

There are so many options with diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes that can bring about huge improvements in focus, self-regulation, concentration and calmness.  It all comes down to figuring out the right fit for your family – and I can help you do that!

My 3 Main Principles For Nutrition Interventions:

#1.  It all starts with food. Everything we put into our body will affect our health somehow.  Conditions that are “not affected by food” don’t exist.  We have as much surface in our digestive system as a baseball field – there is definitely going to be a connection between what goes into our inner “field” and how our body functions.

#2. Unhealthy habits cannot be switched off overnight. Anyone can commit to an extreme diet for a short period (trust me, I’ve tried them all!), but those drastic changes are not sustainable or healthy, either physically or mentally.

#3. We are all different – physically, psychologically, and in terms of our lifestyles.  A “one size fits all” meal plan does not work for every family.

I understand that an effective nutrition plan requires guidance – it’s not just telling people what to eat.  I help your family implement changes to make sure you have the best chances of success.  Whether you need recipes, brand names, store recos, meal planning templates, I’ve got you covered!  You will not be given a generic meal plan and sent off to try to implement it.

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