Amelia Tavares

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About Amelia:

I am a Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) with 15 years of experience caring for a variety of clients in clinics, hospitals and home health care settings. I really enjoy working closely with children, adults and families to help them reach their nutritional goals. I believe working with children struggling with feeding challenges in a gentle and systematic approach can lead to building lifelong healthy relationships with food. I believe working with the family as a unit helps me to understand the family goals and how best to reach them in a realistic manner. As a busy mom of three children and someone who loves cook, enjoys all foods and enjoys being active, I believe I understand the challenges many families face which allows me tailor achievable goals to each individual and family. 

I am also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Over the last 10 years, I have had the pleasure of working with many mothers and babies to reach their breastfeeding goals. I have enjoyed working in hospitals, setting up comprehensive lactation programs, training other healthcare professionals, private consulting, running support groups and working with a midwifery clinic. Some of my greatest experiences have come from nursing my three daughters. I can fully understand the challenges a nursing mother goes through. I passionately believe that the support a mother receives will help her succeed in meeting her nursing goals – from the successful first latch to weaning from the breast. Working closely with a mother-baby dyad brings me great joy.

Education: BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Wyoming, MS in Nutrition from Central Michigan University, BS in Exercise Science from Rocky Mountain College, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) from UC San Diego Extn. 

Feeding Training: SOS Approach to Feeding – When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders, Food Scientist Model: SOS Approach to Feeding Adaptation for the School Aged Child

Associations: ILCA – International Lactation Consultant Association USLCA – United States Lactation Consultant Association CDR – Commission on Dietetic Registration

About Fox Therapy Services

At Fox Therapy Services, our mission is to enable people of all ages to become confident communicators.

Fox Therapy Services provides speech, language, occupational, feeding, and myofunctional therapy from passionate clinicians using evidence-based treatment approaches. Our highly trained clinicians work closely with clients and their families to achieve meaningful and successful progress. Fox Therapy Services also provides lactation support and nutritional counseling services. We also strive to empower clients and their families through parent education and training.

At Fox Therapy Services we make therapy sessions effective, interactive, and fun!  Our success is a direct result of the success of our clients. Thank you for including us on your journey!