Dana is an amazing pediatric dietitian! I met Dana while working together as a team for a childhood weight management program. I always listened very carefully to what she would teach and also took my own mental notes for the day that I would start a family.
After having my son, our family faced a few serious health issues. My son was not only a colicky baby, but also very constipated and was diagnosed as being allergic to milk and soy. My pediatrician was helpful and supportive, however, I knew that I could count on Dana to help us understand these issues that were directly related to his nutrition and formula choices.
I would call Dana quite often with many questions regarding my son’s formula and symptoms. Dana was always available to help either by phone or email. She responded to my questions immediately and gave us the information we needed to not only make the right choices, but to also understand what my son was going through.
At one point, my son was hospitalized in Philadelphia for his food allergy and Dana made the trip to come and visit to check on my son, but to also give me support and a shoulder to lean on.
My son is now happy and healthy and I still speak with Dana on a regular basis. I like to brag and tell her that my son eats grilled chicken and vegetables and not just chicken nuggets!
Dana, I can’t thank you enough. I had been recommended to your program by several of my co-workers because my child’s weight was too high per BMI standards. I was very apprehensive upon my first meeting with you because we had been to several dietitians in the past and restricting my child’s calories only made the problem worse. I was so relieved that first day when you explained how the Trust Model worked and how you would not require us to restrict our children. It all made so much sense. Over those 10 weeks, I learned feeding my child at the table and providing a variety of foods allowed her to grow more consistently and stop obsessing about food. I can’t thank you enough and I hope you continue to pass this on to more parents.
Your program was outstanding. You are real asset to the nutrition world. My child is a very picky eater and although he was growing consistently, I knew that he couldn’t be meeting his nutrient needs. I took your class and realized I was the one doing it all wrong, not him. I stopped putting so much pressure on him to eat and after only about 2 weeks he started to experiment with new foods. I’m so glad I stumbled upon your program. Thank you again.
Sandra, Hamilton NJ
After many doctors and tests we could not explain why my son was not growing or gaining weight. As a last resort, we were referred to Dana for help. Dana was very knowledgeable and gave us the guidance and support we needed to help our son. At his very next check-up we were amazed to see how much he grew and how much weight he put on due to Dana’s help.
Dana, I can’t thank you enough. After having a hard time controlling diabetes for the past 10 years I’m so glad I found you. Not only am I feeling better, but my HgBA1C is down to 6.5!! I can’t Thank you enough.
Michelle Mom of 2 (2 ½ year old and 7 month old)
My exclusively breastfed daughter had refused to take the bottle since birth. Since we started foods she has given us a hard time. She would even try to escape the high chair because she didn’t enjoy the feeding process…and neither did my husband or I. We had another child who was so easy to feed and she was completely different.
After I met with Dana within 1 day she started holding the bottle herself and chewing on the nipple. It was only baby steps, but a huge change from a baby that wouldn’t even let me put the bottle near her mouth.
I learned so much from Dana about how to feed my strong willed daughter in just one video. Within one day she also started feeding herself oatmeal in the morning and now she enjoys playing with her food.
Colleen Mom of 1
Prior to starting to follow you, we were dealing with a picky eating. You have helped me quite a bit with my daughter’s picky eating and getting her to enjoy foods, as she will. I have raised her to know it is OK if she doesn’t want something offered at the table “this time” because maybe next time she will. The most important thing is she now eats most things all on her own and will ask for certain things she never used to. I’m beyond impressed. It’s easy to live by the old ways of doing things, but I really believe this rule of thumb works!
Carrie New Mom (11 month old)
I constantly hear other moms at my play dates complaining about feeding their kids and all of the stress it causes them. And that is one conversation I am happy to not be a part of, thanks to Dana Snook’s program! As a new mom her advice for my daughter has taken all the stress out of feeding. Having her available with any feeding question that have arisen, big or small, has made all the difference in my experience in feeding my daughter. Dana’s methods work and she always has the answer you need to calm a new moms mind!
Laurie Mom of 1 (3 1/12 year old)
When my daughter was 7 months old, I consulted Dana about my daughter’s eating because as a first time mom I was worried about starting chunky foods. I was worried because EVERY time I tried my daughter would gag. What I didn’t realize was that this is all part of the process of infant feeding! That night I went home and gave my daughter time to learn to eat and stayed calm through some gagging. By the end of the meal she was a pro and ate an entire meatball. This was the first of many things, I have learned from Dana over the past 4 years. She continues to help me to be confident in what and how I feed my daughter so she can have a the best chance of growing up to love who she is and have a healthy relationship with food. <3
Leslie Mom of 2 (2 1/2 year old and 6 month old)
I started to consult with Dana for my first child 2 ½ years ago. Thanks to Dana’s advice, my daughter progression from nursing, to starting solid foods, and then eating table foods was extremely smooth and with a lot less stress than I imagined! Like many new moms, my schedule is crazy and hectic, but with Dana’s help, feeding my daughter wasn’t. She was able to suggest many new and exciting foods to try while using foods my husband and I eat and buy at the grocery store and are easy to prepare.
Teaching us how to feed our daughter created good habits for my husband and I too. We started eating as family and are now part of our daily routine.
When we added our second child to the mix, I felt like I was learning all over again. I somehow seemed to forget exactly how and what to feed him. Although, he is a totally different child personality wise, her advice is helping him to grow into a good eater too. We are very excited with both our children’s responses to Dana’s methods. It has been so nice to have Dana available to ask questions and support us along the way.