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Jill Garrison

Pediatric Registered Dietitian

Green vegetables, nuts and fruit smoothies spread across a kitchen table.

About Jill Garrison

Hello, I'm Jill!

I am a busy mom of 5 year old twins and a pediatric dietitian. I trained at the University of Alberta and received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Nutrition and Food Science with a specialization in dietetics. I am registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta and have been practicing since 2008.

Feeding our families can be stressful and difficult-I get this! This is especially true when we are faced with making changes to our diets to treat a new diagnosis. Or maybe you’re dealing with your child refusing foods and feeding ends up in a food battle. Or you have concerns around the health & nutrition of your child. Meal planning, miserable mealtimes, nutrition- oh my! Well, I am here to help - if I am honest, I struggle most days too with my own GI health and picky eating from my kids (and husband!). In living it – I am all about creating for you a realistic plan, and know that sometimes we need to pivot and take a different approach.

For 14 years , my career has focused extensively on picky eating, food allergies and digestion, and feeding disorders including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). My philosophy and approach takes the whole family into account. I believe our kids are speaking to us “in code” with different responses and behaviours. We can transform ourselves into detectives and use their “code” as clues to the underlying reason why they are struggling or refusing foods.

I specialize in pediatric:

  • Digestive issues like IBS, celiac, IBD, EoE, reflux, constipation and diarrhea
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Food allergies
  • Cow’s milk protein allergies, FPIAP, FPIES
  • Picky eating
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • And more!

If this sounds like the right approach for you, let’s work together so that you can feel more at ease feeding your family.

Recent posts

Posts written by Jill Garrison

A clear jar with pickled dill green beans sits on a wooden cutting board with spices on the counter

Low FODMAP Pickled Dill Green Beans

March 6, 2023

If you’re a big fan of pickles like me, you’re going to love this pickled green beans recipe. Made with dill, mustard seed, and peppercorns, this jar of crunchy beans is sure to please. The bonus is that these green beans are also low FODMAP. A perfect way to add…

A black plate with rice, zucchini, and turkey meatballs sitting on a marble countertop beside a fork and some linens

Baked Spinach & Feta Turkey Meatballs (Low FODMAP)

February 6, 2023

As a gut health dietitian specializing in IBS, I take pride in helping my patients find easy and delicious meals they can enjoy on the low FODMAP diet. Meals that won’t take a TON of time and effort. That’s why I absolutely love these low FODMAP turkey meatballs. They…

A white bowl filled with taco seasoning made up of low FODMAP spices including chili pepper, cumin, paprika, salt, oregano, and chives.

6-Ingredient Low FODMAP Taco Seasoning

January 23, 2023

Who says you can’t have flavour without FODMAPs? Sure, onion & garlic are in SO MANY of the seasonings, sauces, and condiments that are available at the store. But, that doesn’t mean salt and pepper are your only options. This dietitian-approved low FODMAP taco seasoning is an easy homemade alternative…

A white bowl full of broccoli salad sits beside some walnut pieces on top of a wooden cutting board.

15 Minute Low FODMAP Broccoli Salad

January 16, 2023

If you’re looking for a new low FODMAP salad, look no further! This super simple broccoli salad is the perfect addition to any meal and is totally low FODMAP, as it uses only the low FODMAP part of broccoli – the heads! With added walnuts, bacon, and dried cranberries, there’s…