Nutrition for Families supports pediatric health professionals and families on the health benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet from pregnancy through infancy, childhood, and adolescence. We are especially determined to assist clinicians and families in the critical first 1,000 days – pregnancy and the first two years of life. Increasing nutrition education both during training and for experienced clinicians is critical to our mission.

Program Objectives

  • Research and summarize relevant medical and nutrition peer review literature.
  • Create booklets, factsheets, webinars, newsletters, and other resources in support of families and clinicians.
  • Develop both Parents and Clinicians Advisory Councils.
  • Launch practical research, starting with a survey on pediatricians’ attitudes and support needs on plant-based nutrition.


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Core Team Members

  • Brenda Davis, RD – Canada
  • Ronnie Hasson, RD – Israel
  • Allan Kornberg, MD – United States
  • Niklas Oppenrieder, MD – Germany
  • Carissa Pitalo, Program Manager – United States
  • Reshma Shah, MD – United States
  • Dagmar Struncova, PharmD – Czech Republic
  • Carolin Wiedmann, MD – Germany


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