Improving the health of children through nutrition education.
Whatever your child’s health, medical, or nutrition-related challenge may be, NutriKidz services can help. NutriKidz has the knowledge and experience to help your child reach their health potential through nutrition interventions.
About the Founder
Andrea Carpenter is a Registered Dietitian (RD) who founded NutriKidz in 2014. Andrea has always had a passion for food and nutrition, which lead to her career in dietetics. She studied at Brescia University College at The University of Western Ontario where she earned her honours degree and completed her dietetic internship program at London Health Sciences Center (LHSC).
After internship Andrea was hired at the Children's Hospital at LHSC. She worked in the areas of GI and Hepatology, Complex Care, and Infant Development, and operated the Failure to Thrive Nutrition Clinic. Andrea relocated to Toronto in 2012, and was hired at The Hospital for Sick Children. Andrea began working in the areas of GI and Hepatology, Rheumatology, Liver/Bowel Transplant, and GIFT (The Group for Improvement of Intestinal Failure and Treatment).
In 2014, Andrea increased her nutrition experience by working part-time at McMaster Children’s Hospital, in the GI and Hepatology Program and ran a dietitian-led Celiac Disease Clinic. Andrea continues her work at SickKids hospital and is currently working in the Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Program.
Some of Andrea's current projects include research into homemade blended tube feeds, nutritional needs in end stage liver disease, and energy requirements in various pediatric disease states.
Andrea has diverse nutritional experience as a Registered Dietitian, in multiple acute pediatric clinical care institutions. Throughout her years of practice, she has found that there is a need for reliable nutrition support in the community for children and their families. NutriKidz was founded to help meet this need.