Helping kids feel more comfortable in their skin, one meal at a time.

Welcome

Hello and welcome! My name is Jen and I’m delighted you are here. Salatino Nutrition was created out of a fascination between gut health and behavior, particularly in children and young adults. It’s a personal passion to help other families with questions and approaches to support the nutritional needs of their loved ones, including those with intellectual and developmental disorders. I know and understand the desire to help your kids feel good, reduce problematic behaviors, beat an eating disorder, or simply feel more comfortable in their skin. Get to know more about me here and learn how much it would be an honor to help you and your family navigate your child's nutritional journey.

About Jen

In 2008 my life took an unexpected turn. I was happy and successful in a career as a software consulting project manager, but it did not invigorate me. I was using my free time to study nutrition topics. I have always had a passion for food and cooking, but I had some interesting nutritional challenges in my own family that fascinated me. The effort became an obsession. Popular nutrition literature is full of sensationalism and half-truths. What’s the right diet? Gluten-Free? Casein Free? Preservatives? Food Dyes? What should we do? I had to learn the science so I could understand the issues and research. One day my amazing husband said to me, "Why don't you make a career out of your nutrition studies? It’s what you love!” Without hesitation, I went back to school and found the answers I needed to start helping others. I knew I wouldn’t likely make a disability completely resolve itself, but I could at least find ways to help make kids feel more comfortable in their skin. Fast forward a few years of research, degrees, internships, board exams, and experience. Here I am, a pediatric registered dietitian nutritionist, ready and eager to help other families with children of special needs or behavioral issues. The passion is there. It would be an honor to help you and your children. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to learn more.

Curious to learn a little more about me? Here's what's on my happy list:

  • YOGA - I have been teaching yoga to adults and kids since 2015. Observing the peace and calm that resonates in a class is extremely gratifying.
  • FOOD - I love cooking for anyone that walks in my door. Even if a meal doesn’t come out perfectly, the experience of filling the bellies of loved ones gathered at a table is very satisfying. Also experiencing new foods and cultures with my family is truly rewarding.
  • LAUGHTER - I love to laugh and make people laugh. Who doesn’t love a good belly laugh?

Simply put, I love to bring peace of mind, comfort with food, and moments of joy to others.

Jen Rabung

Founder & Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Services

I am here to help you through any of the following nutritional concerns or issues with your children:

  • Disordered Eating
    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • Bulimia Nervosa
    • Binge Eating Disorders
    • ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Mealtime struggles
  • Picky or finicky eaters
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight concerns
  • Gastrointestinal Distress
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Chronic Constipation

Most sessions are conducted virtually via a private and secure online video software platform. In-home appointments are also an option. By coming to you and your home or working together through video call sessions, we can work together and avoid the added stress of going to an unfamiliar environment. Allow me to take the burden away and discuss your concerns in person or via video chat. Most in-home appointments are within the Richmond, VA metropolitan area. But, exceptions are often made!

Get in touch

Interested in learning more? Want to touch base with Jen to see if an initial consultation is the right next move? Contact Jen to schedule a (free) Discovery call. Contact Jen

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