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Nishta Saxena

Nishta Saxena

Simple affordable strategies to feeding your family.

Nishta Saxena, MSc. RD
REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Simple strategies to nourish your family vibrantly.

Nish

Nishta Saxena has been working as a registered dietitian in the public and private sectors since 2005. Her expertise includes paediatric nutrition, along with chronic disease management, weight and cholesterol regulation, and cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes prevention. Nutrition can transform lives, Nish believes, and it is her goal to share her passionate worldview that nutrition is truly the best medicine.

In her practice she helps families through the stages of nutrition — starting solids for babies, child growth and development, family meal planning, and common issues like allergies and eating disorders. With Nishta’s holistic, nutrition-for-real-life approach, which she uses with her own family, parents feed their household affordably while meeting nutritional needs in fun, easy ways — ways that foster positive, lifelong health habits. This is one reason her “Feeding Your Baby” program is so popular. She is also known as a“nutrition mythbuster,” promoting evidence-based nutrition rather than food trends.

Nishta divides her professional time between her private practice and the hospital. She completed her clinical dietetic internship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and her MSc in Clinical Nutrition Science at the University of Toronto, where she has a faculty appointment in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is a clinical educator for medical students and residents, and a preceptor for dietetic interns. A frequently invited speaker at conferences, she presents up-to-date clinical nutrition concepts to physicians and the general public, her ease in front of audiences, stemming from her experience as an athlete and former dancer, clearly visible. Skilled at distilling science-based nutrition research into practical tips that the public can easily incorporate into their lives, Nishta is also a food and nutrition expert with Global National News, and makes regular contributions to CTV Your Morning,  the Globe and Mail, CBC.ca, and UHN News.


MY PHILOSOPHY

A healthy lifestyle begins with healthy eating habits, and it’s never too late to start. Whether you’re pregnant, breastfeeding a newborn, running after a toddler, pleading with picky eaters or trying to maintain a healthy weight, we will help you find straightforward solutions for all of your food dilemmas and nourishment needs.

One of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to establish healthy eating habits right from the start. And it’s never too late. Whether you’re pregnant, breastfeeding a newborn, running after a toddler, pleading with picky eaters or trying to maintain a healthy weight, we will help you find straightforward solutions for all of your food dilemmas and nourishment needs.


Why Choose Vibrancy?

She's an expert

I know just how difficult it is to make nutritional meals that everyone likes. But we also know that versatile options will have the whole family coming back for more. With trusted strategies and a little planning, I’ll show you how easy and budget-friendly mealtime can be.

She's experienced

Learn how to establish good eating habits right from the start. I’ll show you the best ways to feed your baby, your toddler and your whole family.

She cares

Whether you’re pregnant, breastfeeding a newborn, running after a toddler, pleading with picky eaters or trying to maintain a healthy weight, we will help you find straightforward solutions for all of your food dilemmas and nourishment needs.

Nishta has provided group consultations, seminars and workshops to numerous Toronto area organizations and groups such as:

  • Mommy Connections
  • Belly Bootcamp
  • University of Toronto
  • York University
  • Toronto School of Dance Theatre
  • George Brown College

Her magazine contributions and television appearances include:

  • Primary Care Today
  • CTV Your Morning
  • Global National
  • CBC
  • Today’s Parent
  • The Globe and Mail


What Parents Say

Just wanted to thank you for the Solid Foods session held at Jill and the Beanstalk.  It was a great session, I learned so much! I left feeling very informed and confident.  I had been nervous about this next step with my little one, but now I’m sure he’s going to get everything he needs.

Claire Cabbot

Why Choose Nishta?

I would personally like to thank Nishta Saxena for all of her assistance.  I was first referred to Nishta for help with a rare disorder in which dietary changes are the treatment.  Every time I met with her she listened and gave me practical suggestions.  She also supported and guided me in working with my GI and Family Physician.

Not only does she have a motivating and caring approach, but her knowledge of nutrition, wellness and disease prevention is vast.  With Nishta’s guidance and help I was successful in making changes to improve the quality of my life.  I would highly recommend.

Jean P.

What Parents Say

As a first-time mom of a 4 month old, Nishta’s introduction to solids session was a great, fun way to learn about feeding my baby.

Nishta is clearly very well informed about this topic, as both a dietitian and a mom, and she provided lots of helpful evidence and experience-based tips throughout the session in addition to covering the basics. Thanks again!

K. A. -Paediatrician

What Parents Say

Nishta was and continues to be a wonderful resource for me. My toddler has suffered from constipation since infancy, and Nish provided both practical and emotional support.

As a first time parent, I find her style and calming demeanour extremely reassuring and practically helpful. I strongly recommend her, especially to parents!

Anonymous

What Parents Say

“After attending the [name of seminar], I feel much more confident in starting solids with my baby. Nish is both knowledgeable and approachable, and she took the time to answer all of my questions. I recommend her seminar to all new parents.”

Kelly E.

Why Choose Nishta?

Nish has been essential to both myself and my family members achieving our health goals!

Earlier this year I became pregnant. Already having Celiac disease, I knew I needed to refine my diet to ensure the best possible outcome for baby (and mom!).

Nish’s knowledge, expertise, and evidence based yet personalized approach got me immediately on track with a healthy and balanced diet. She has helped my husband with his weight loss goals and to improve symptoms of IBS.

Most recently, her consultation with my mother, a newly diagnosed diabetic, led to a 15 pound weight loss and excellent blood sugar readings in only a few months (HbA1c down from 12.6 to 7 in only 3 months!). We will continue to reach out to Nish for our all dietitian related needs.

Manisha V.

What Schools Say

The workshop was fantastic. I cannot tell you how impressed I was with Nishta’s no-nonsense ability to connect with students in a way that was direct, engaging and entertaining. I believe a number of my students will be contacting her as a result to seek her guidance. Absolutely fantastic.

Paul De Jong (Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts)