…even if you’re child is a picky eater.

I'm Jess, And I'll Be Your Guide


I'm a mom of three, a holistic nutritionist, author, speaker and health coach specializing in children's nutrition. I'm also a former high school teacher.

I've been working with families for 20 years.

At our integrative healthcare clinic I spend my days coaching parents, helping them find a nutrition strategy so their kids calm down, learn better, have better sleep, have more stable moods.

We go beyond diagnosis. We use food to support the overall health of the body so that it works better.

When we do that, troubling symptoms - from skin rashes to tantrums to anxiety and inattention - start to dissolve. I call this process Raising Resilience.

At home I’m a parent, like you, just trying to keep all my balls in the air and raise a healthy family.

After working with hundreds of families, from classroom to clinic, I know that...

  • If your child is struggling with anxiety, aggression, focus or learning they are not alone. Kids are struggling now more than ever. They’re having a hard time staying focused, they struggle with transitions, with sleep, with mood, with anger; many  have a hard time learning and communicating; allergies and asthma are on the rise and more kids are complaining of tummy trouble.
  • Food is likely playing a role in your child's behavoiur or pain. The impact of food on the body is the one piece of the puzzle that is being missed by most teachers, therapists, doctors and counsellors. Since food impacts every tissue of the body, exploring food remains a powerful tool for helping your kids
  • If you've tried making diet changes and have seen no improvements it's probably because you didn't have a roadmap of the most powerful strategies or a way to systematically track changes.
  • If you've been told diet changes won't make a difference, whomever told you that was not able to give you a safe and effective plan that takes into account the most recent research about how food influences biochemistry. 
  • What we have to do to help your child is raise their resilience. We improve the function of the brain by improving the health of the body. Good nutrition is a key part of the process.

We Can Help Your Child Calm Down, Focus, Sleep, Be Happy And Better Self Regulate By Shifting What And How They Eat…

Here's Why...

Nutrients regulate inflammation.

Food effects blood sugar.

Food shifts the body's bacteria.

Food provides building blocks for growth & development.

Food creates and activates our body’s chemical messengers.

If You Want To Leverage The Power Of Food To Help Your Kid, Without Feeling Overwhelmed Or Daunted, You're In The Right Place. I'll Show You How To Nourish The Brain By Nourishing The Body

But Feeding A Family Is Tough!

Does your life look like this?

You spend your nights sifting through all the blogs, facebook posts, books, articles and opinions to try to figure out what you should be feeing your child.

You finally free up time, energy and money to get this healthy food on the table...

...only to have your kids reject it because it’s the wrong color or they don’t like how it smells!

Back to square one.

I get it.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY:  To use food to help your child while keeping your sanity intact you need to surround yourself with the right support, stick to a system and know what you're looking for.

If you don't do that, I guarantee you'll continue to feel overwhelmed.

You need to become spectacularly efficient.

Let's Move You From Overwhelmed To Confident

Introducing the Raising Resilience Jumpstart Program For Parents

Based on the principles outlined in my book, this course focuses on simple actions that make a profound difference to your child's health. These are the same steps I have taken many families through to reduce symptoms of autism, anxiety, ADHD and aggression. In Jumpstart we stay strategic and systematic. We start simple and keep this manageable.

Let's Take The Stress Out Of Feeding Your Family And Help Your Child Feel Better

In Jumpstart you will...

  • Safely replace the top dietary irritants that commonly interfere wtih self regulation without risking nutritional deficiency 
  • Understand nutritional supplements, gain access to top quality brands and get professional advice about whether you need them
  • Remove irritating chemicals and additives without feeling like you’re depriving your kids
  • Learn about what to add into the diet - particualrly helpful foods and how to apply the 3 core nutritional strategies that help kids self regulate better
  • Learn about allergies and deeper food irritants and understand nutritious substitutions
  • Make sense of testing options and get help deciding if that’s the route you need to go
  • Learn about the latest research on food and the brain so you understand why you are going to all this trouble 
  • Learn from my years of experience working with families to understand what exactly to expect when you make diet changes
  • Gain insight into your picky eater so you can stop pulling your hair out and find mealtime peace

Jumpstart Is Designed To Help You Nourish Your Child So They Feel Better. When We Do That, Troubling Behaviour Symptoms Dissolve

Get Support With This

When We Raise Resilience, Here’s What We End Up With…

  • Kids who sleep better, focus better, communicate better, learn better and have more stable moods and behaviours

  • Parents who can relax, knowing exactly what drives their kids’ symptoms and behaviours and who have a toolbox of strategies to help

  • A sigh of relief for everyone… so you and your kids can relax and enjoy life more

Jumpstart Is An On-Line, Virtual Program: Here's How It Works...

All lessons in Jumpstart are delivered via pre-recorded audio and video and are accompanied by downloadable PDF handouts.  

You have full access to all the material right away after purchase for as long as you need it. 

All material is on-line and can be accessed as often as you like. Work at your own speed from the comfort of your home. 

We'll come together in our private Facebook Community to troubleshoot, vent, share, gain clarity and celebrate our successes.

We hold Question/Answer sessions with Jess in the private Facebook group twice a month.

Here's Exactly What's Inside the Raising Resilience Jumpstart Program


Webinar session on how to move through the material

Goal setting and how to track symptom changes


LESSON 1: Framing The Big Picture

Sources of irritation and why removing them matters

Biological stressors: the hidden piece of the puzzle - what they are, why they matter and the connection with food


LESSON 2: Gluten and Grains

Gluten: what is it and why it can be an irritant

Is gluten removal backed by research? The latest on gluten and the brain

Grain free vs gluten free?

Hidden sources of gluten

Recipes, working with gluten free flours

Trusted brands and products

What to expect when you remove gluten

How to avoid nutritional deficiencies on a gluten- or grain-free diet


LESSON 3: Dairy

Dairy: what is the problem and why it can be an irritant

Is dairy removal backed by research? The latest on diary and the brain

Hidden sources of dairy

Recipes and understanding alternatives

Trusted brands and products

What to expect when you remove dairy

How to avoid nutritional deficiencies on a dairy free diet


LESSON 4: Sugar, Yeast and Carbohydrates

Sugar: what is the problem and how it can be an irritant

Is sugar removal backed by research? The latest on sugar and the brain

Carbs & fermentable carbs

Hidden sources of sugar

Recipes and understanding alternatives

Trusted brands and products

What to expect when you remove sugar

Sugar cravings and breaking the addiction

What to do about fruit and juice

Understanding candida yeast and how it relates to sugar


LESSON 5: Environmental Chemicals

Chemicals: what is the problem and how they influence behaviour

Is chemical avoidance and detoxification backed by research? The latest on environmental chemicals and the brain

Finding household chemicals

Simple detox and how to get started

Trusted brands and products

DIY Recipes 


LESSON 6:  Allergy & Sensitivity

Understanding food reactions and allergy

Naturally-occurring chemicals which can irritate the nervous system and influence behaviour: glutamate, amines, histamine

Added chemicals which can irritate the nervous system and influence behaviour: the latest research on additives and preservatives

Reading food labels and top things to look out for

Trusted brands

Making sense of allergy test options + the elimination diet method 


LESSON 7: Moving forward

Revisiting resilience

The roller coaster of change, how to stay on track and how to protect your own resilience

Tips, tricks, motivation for carrying on

The influence of stress and sleep



As you'll learn, there are 3 Core Diet Strategies to consider. This section helps you implement them.


                         - How to improve the nutritional density of the diet - super foods for the brain

                         - How to eat/feed for blood sugar stability

                         - How to support digestion using food                       

                         - Nutritional strategies to tackle sleep issues and constipation

                         - Dealing with picky eaters

                         - How and when to use nutritional supplements and access  quality brands


Bonus #1: Three Week Meal Plan and Recipe Inspiration Guide

I created the Recipe Inspiration Guide so you will know exactly what to feed your kids. All in all it includes 118 of my favourite recipes that follow the nutritional concepts laid out in my book. I've also created a 3 week meal plan - week one contains gluten and dairy free versions of more "familiar" foods like pizza and sandwiches, week 2 will help you try a paleo type diet, and week 3 introduces you to foods from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet protocol.


Bonus #2: Functional Testing 

Audio recordings explaining the most helpful functional tests I have used in my practice. I outline what each test is for, when you should make use of it and how to access it. I also outline some basic tests to ask your doctor about so you can enter into an educated conversation with them.

Bonus #3: Access To Our Secret Facebook Group

This is where we will troubleshoot, do our Q/A sessions (twice a month) and keep you on track


The Bonus Material Along With The Nutrition Coaching Is Valued At $4,950 Making Jumpstart The Most Cost Effective Way To Get Exactly What You Need To Start Helping Your Child.

You Don't Have To Do This Alone

Let’s Keep It Real.

All of us parents just want to see our kids grow healthy and happy. We want them to function their best, live their lives with confidence and experience success.

If your child is struggling right now let that be your call to action. It’s time to improve the health of their body using the tools you’ll find in the Jumpstart training and set them on the road to success.

I created the Jumpstart program because parents like you need help now. You need a cost effective, efficient way to laser in on what’s most important - which is getting irritants out and nutrition in.  

This does not need to be overwhelming, should not require expensive coaching, and should not stretch your energy resources even further than they already are.


Working With Food Is What You Can Do To Help Your Child Starting Right Now.

Let's Do This Together