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The Mama Knows Nutrition Method

We see every family as unique. We don’t believe in offering “one size fits all” recommendations for your child. We believe your family’s circumstances deserve personalized solutions. We don’t judge. Our first priority is always to seek to listen and understand. As parents ourselves, we do plenty of things we thought we’d *never* do when we had kids. Because of that, we always view you as a parent/caregiver who is doing their best.  We choose to focus on a path forward — and not dwell on the past. Everyone makes mistakes! Nutrition can often be an industry with a lot of perfection, guilt, and fear. We refuse to let it be that way.

Meet the Mama Knows Team

Dana Wallace

REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

Hi!  I’m Dana Wallace.  I am a Registered Dietitian, Air Force wife, and mom of three young boys.  I have been a dietitian for 15 years since receiving my Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and completing my dietetic internship at Geisinger Medical Center.  While I’m originally from the East coast I have lived all over due to my husband’s military career.  This has given me the privilege of working with families of all backgrounds and needs and has taught me a lot about how meals are so much more than what is on our plates.  

While parenting is such a gift, it also comes with mountains of decisions and pressure.  For many families, mine included, this can often hit home at meal times.  My goal with all families is to implement tools that can help make eating together filled with less chaos and more connection. Mama Knows has always been one of my favorite resources as the guidance is led with grace, not judgement or blame. I will always do the same! 

Outside of nutrition, I love being active in pretty much any way I can, doing crafts with my children, and visiting friends and family (as we move around so much).  I am excited to meet you and help take stress OFF the table:)!

Bianca Anderson

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Hi, I’m Bianca Anderson! I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, wife, and fellow picky eating mama from Flagstaff, AZ.  I received my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona in Nutritional Sciences, and Master’s degree at Arizona State University in Human Nutrition. 

Over the last 9 years as a dietitian, I’ve worked with hundreds of families to set the stage for their children to experience life-long, positive relationships with food.  While I love to find creative ways to meet kids’ nutrient needs, I am most passionate about making mealtimes enjoyable. Being a parent (and being a kid!) is challenging in so many ways. Having one less thing to stress about is such a gift, and I am honored to help families work towards that goal. 

Despite my training, feeding my kids hasn’t always been easy. In fact, my 2 year old has recently decided he’d rather drink barbecue sauce than eat any of the food on his plate (yes, we’re working on it). Mama Knows Nutrition has always been a go-to resource for me because I know I can get practical and realistic tips without the pressure of perfectionism. 

When I’m not working, I’m usually trying to keep up with my 5 and 2 year old boys, running, or learning to garden. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Kacie Barnes

MCN, RDN, LD

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About Kacie Barnes
Founder of Mama Knows Nutrition

I help make feeding babies, toddlers and preschoolers easier and less stressful.

When I was a new mom, I felt like I couldn’t live up to the standards society puts on moms. I never felt like I was doing a good enough job. And when I realized I was far from the only parent who felt that way, I knew I wanted to be a trusted nutrition resource for parents. 

Since nutrition is my expertise, I poured my heart (and all my free time) into creating a space for parents who want to navigate feeding their kids in a healthy way, without the added guilt. I have zero tolerance for B.S. and was sick of seeing so much perfection in the nutrition space. Life is messy, and that’s okay! So if you’re looking for nutrition help that actually works for real families in the real world, you’re in the right place.

When you just need some help right now...

Try an Instant Nutrition Consult via Email!

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Purchase an instant consult

At the link below, you’ll go to the page where you can add an instant consult to your  shopping cart.

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Tell us what's going on

Submit a short questionnaire to tell us about your quick issue/problem that you need guidance with but don’t expect to take a ton of time.

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Get your answer

Within 2-3 business days, you’ll receive an email reply from one of our RDs (Kacie, Bianca, or Dana) with a 15-minute video reply answering your question.

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Need to clarify?

Included in the consult is one follow-up response in case you want to clarify anything from the RD’s reply.

For more in-depth/ongoing problems...

Get personalized nutrition help from one of our experienced dietitians via video chat

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Book initial session

At the link below, you’ll view a calendar with available appointment times. Choose a time that works for you, and book your spot!

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Tell us what's going on

We’ll request a bit of information so we can learn about your child/children before you talk with the dietitian.

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Talk to the RD

During an initial session, you’ll have the opportunity to thoroughly explain what you’re going through or what questions you have. The dietitian will answer as much as she can during the 50 minutes you’ll have together.

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Follow-up (as needed)

Depending on the matter at hand, your RD may recommend following up with another session. These 25 minute sessions can also be booked directly through a calendar link once you’re an existing client.

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on the complexity of what you’re looking to solve. 

For instant email consults, we typically help with things like when you have a few questions about their diet, you want a couple ideas for your picky eater to get you moving in the right direction, you have questions about starting solids, or you just have something where you’re like I need an expert to tell me what to do and I feel like if I could just talk to them for a couple of minutes we could solve this.

The clients who do video consults are ones who see themselves wanting ongoing support, accountability, check-ins, or want to discuss more than one kid. These clients feel like they may have more follow-up questions and want to be able to to talk to the RD live so that they can have a back and forth conversation. 

We prefer video calls, but phone calls can work, too. We use a HIPAA-compliant video chat platform so your information is kept confidential.

4 months / starting solids, babies, toddlers, and kids through 12 years old.

You can book a session regardless of where you live, whether you are in the U.S. or not. Be mindful of time zones when booking video calls, though!

I recommend booking a video call. During your initial session, the RD will discuss this with you and determine whether you’ll need an additional session to address all of your concerns. But there is not a specific limit on how many children you can discuss in one session. We realize family dynamics can be complex, and we are open and understanding in those cases.

You may be another family member or caregiver, and that is fine with us. You do not need to be the parent or legal guardian to discuss questions or concerns in these sessions. 

We welcome parents and caregivers of ALL children. Our team has experience with children from all kinds of different backgrounds and abilities. 

You can reach out to our team at help@mamaknowsnutrition for general questions. If you would like to change your appointment or need to reach your dietitian directly, you can email Dana at Dana@mamaknowsnutrition.com and Bianca at Bianca@mamaknowsnutrition.com.

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