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Our Registered Dietitian

Ann Westerhaus, RD, LDN, – Ann founded Pediatric Nutrition Therapy in 2017 after witnessing first-hand the lack of nutrition resources and the overwhelming need for accessible dietitian services for children and their families in the Twin Cities. Ann works closely with patients, families and physicians to develop realistic and achievable nutrition interventions that fuel healing, health and well-being from infancy thru adolescence. 

Ann graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She continued her education at Iowa State University, participating in their dietetic internship program completing 1200 hours of supervised practice. Ann has specialized training and experience in pediatric nutrition as she previously worked at Children’s Minnesota – St. Paul, working as part of the inpatient interdisciplinary team addressing the needs of medically complex children.

Ann has a zest for life and helping others. She enjoys the collaborative approach that each discipline brings to give patients the best care possible. Specific areas of interest include enteral nutrition, blenderized tube feeds, down syndrome, IBD, and cerebral palsy. 

In Ann's spare time she loves snowboarding, running, Pilates, traveling to Colorado, cooking, spending time with her fiancé, family and Bernese Mountain Dog named Bo.

 

Watch the video below to learn more about Ann's journey as a dietitian and how nutrition has impacted her life both personally and professionally!

 

Dietitian Videos- Food For Thought Thursdays! 

Each Thursday our Registered Dietitian will be sharing with you a topic related to nutrition and the impact it has on our children’s growth, development, and health. Tune-in as we share videos, recipes, educational “tidbits” and much more!

Let us know if there is a particular topic of interest to you that you would like more information on! Make sure to extend an invite to your family and friends to help spread the word on proper nutrition and health for all kiddos in our community!

For more videos addressing pediatric nutrition, subscribe to our YouTube channel below!