Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Let's Gut Real - Easy to Digest Nutrition Science

Making nutrition science accessible and easy-to-digest. Andrea Hardy, Canada’s Gut Health Dietitian, is on a mission to connect people to credible, up-to-date nutrition information about gut health and digestive disorders. Nutrition misinformation is rampant. If nutrition advice online scares you, it’s probably not true. Let’s Gut Real is all taking the fear out of nutrition messaging, cultivating critical thinking, and helping you understand nutrition science. Andrea talks with guests about digestive health, the gut microbiome, hot nutrition topics, and nutrition misinformation, sharing messages that are easy to consume and that inspire sustainable action. Andrea likes to say her goal is to get people to take nutrition a little less seriously – which may come as a surprise coming from a dietitian. Through humour, she injects fun into her science-based media messages. After all, poop jokes aren’t her favourite kinda jokes, but they are a solid #2.

May 11, 2021

IBS doesn't just effect the child, but the whole family. Diet is one tool to help manage this condition in kids, and many times we see the Low FODMAP diet as a first line approach. But should we be using the Low FODMAP diet in kids?

Julia Celestini, RD and I discuss how and when to properly use the Low FODMAP diet in paediatrics.

Julia is a Registered Dietitian in Ontario, Canada. Julia completed her dietetic training at SickKids hospital in Toronto, Ontario in 2019. SickKids hospital is one of the largest pediatric centres in Canada and uniquely offers a pediatric-focused dietetic internship. Julia is also trained in the low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) through Monash University. Following her internship Julia started her own private practice combing her 2 greatest passions - pediatric nutrition and digestive health. She provides family-centred care to infants, children and teenagers with complex gastrointestinal conditions across (most of) the country. She supports her patients in their journey to finding symptom relief and developing a positive relationship with food.

Julia and I discuss:

  • IBS in kids – what is the prevalence and impact
  • What is a FODMAP & the low FODMAP diet?
  • Is the low FODMAP diet appropriate in kids?
  • What to consider before the low FODMAP diet in kids?
  • How to implement the low FODMAP diet for kids?
  • Can we use a modified low FODMAP diet in kids with success?
  • What other non-food things can we do to manage IBS in kids without using the low FODMAP diet?
  • How can practitioners talk about digestive symptoms with kids & teens?
  • Where are kids getting nutrition information from?
  • Why is helping children develop a healthy relationship with food in gut disorders important?

Connect with Julia at or on Instagram @happybelliesnutrition. You can join Julia's Low FODMAP for Kids Facebook Group here as well!