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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

Two hands holding a wooden cutting board that has different types of low FODMAP cheese and some red and green grapes.

Low FODMAP Cheese Guide (+ Grilled Cheese Recipe)

August 21, 2023

Are you a cheese enthusiast with IBS? It can be so confusing to know which dairy products contribute to digestive discomfort. As a gut health dietitian, clients tell me all the time that milk or ice cream increases their symptoms, but cheese is “hit and miss”. It may feel baffling,…

A close up of hands holding a variety of cocktails together in a circle

IBS & Alcohol: A Guide to Low FODMAP Alcohol

August 7, 2023

Navigating dietary restrictions can be a challenging journey. For those following the Low FODMAP diet, the question of whether alcohol is allowed often comes up. As a digestive health dietitian, I get asked about alcohol all the time! Especially since having a drink is often part of socializing with others.  …

A glass baking dish filled with blueberry crisp sitting on a countertop beside a gingham dish towel and a metal serving spoon

8 Ingredient Blueberry Crisp (Low FODMAP)

July 17, 2023

Full of delicious wild blueberries, this summertime classic is so simple to make. This low FODMAP blueberry crisp only requires 8 ingredients – most of which you probably already have in your cupboard at home! Plus, I love that this recipe doesn’t have to be picture perfect – it’s made…

A bowl filled with sliced cucumber salad sitting next to a ginger root on a wooden cutting board.

Low FODMAP Sesame & Ginger Cucumber Salad

July 4, 2023

This 10-minute cucumber salad is sure to become an instant favorite for those on the low FODMAP diet. The umami flavours of ginger, soy sauce, and sesame pair perfectly with grilled meats, fish, or tofu. Serve this salad as a side dish or add it as a topping to rice…