Alison Kaufman, MS, RD
Alison, Kaufman, MS, RD
Alison Kaufman is a registered dietitian and proud mom of two. One of the things she loves most is being able to share her love of food with her kids and in turn, nourishing their own food experiences. Alison believes that the early years are a pivotal time to make a difference in a child’s relationship with food, and is committed to helping parents make the most of this precious time.
Alison knows what it’s like to feel the pressure many parents feel to make sure their kids eat healthy, and realizes it has also never been so difficult – with all of the conflicting information and expectations. Despite good intensions, this dynamic can backfire resulting in power struggles, short order cooking, limited palates, parental distress, and kids feeling the pressure too. Because meals and snacks take place multiple times each day, every day, negativity and struggle can take over; and it is also a tremendous opportunity to learn and make changes with all those chances to practice another way.
With the right kind of support from a registered dietitian like Alison, clients can learn how to: facilitate a variety of food choices among kids, make meals enjoyable again, and keep kids healthy, learning, and growing. All of this results in confident parents, happier kids, and healthier futures for our children.
At Metrowest Nutrition, Alison works with children or adolescents and their parents on feeding concerns including picky eating, food selectivity, and relationship with food, disordered eating, and weight concerns. She also works with adults on weight concerns, relationship with food, disordered eating, and chronic disease management.
Alison is also the Director of Hunger and Nutrition at Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston, located in Waltham. She believes access to healthy food is an essential right and the basis for a better life, and supervises multiple programs dedicated to this mission. Earlier in her career, Alison worked at Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutrition Center, counseling faculty, staff, and students, and also helped establish the on-campus healthy dining program.She was an inpatient dietitian at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and earned her B.S. in dietetics and M.S. in nutritional science from Boston University.