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.
Posts written by Jill Garrison
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,…
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. …
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…
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…