Thank you for visiting ABC’s of Mealtime. My name is Selene Muller, and I’m a registered dietitian. I am currently working at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana where I do a clinical assessments as well as educate parents on specific diets if needed.
Previously, I worked at a WIC clinic where I counseled pregnant and breastfeeding moms. I also educated parents on healthy nutrition for their infants and young kids. As the only RD there, I saw all the high risk patients which ranged from overweight and underweight children to other issues, such as food allergies.
I attended LSU and received my bachelor’s degree in dietetics and a minor in sociology. I then did some weight loss counseling in Hawaii before moving to Houston to complete my dietetic internship. When people ask me why I became a dietitian, my answer is pretty simple. I love food. I love to eat it, to cook it, and to talk about it. Even as a child, I remember having so much fun with my play food in my play kitchen. I now have two boys at home: a four year old and an infant, so I understand the struggles that many parents have with their children. Having children of my own has made me passionate about getting children off to a healthy start. I feel that as parents, we can help them form a healthy base.
My goal for ABC’s of Mealtime is to promote healthy eating for young kids by offering reliable information. I’ll be sharing some tips that I hope many of you can use with your kids. I’m a wannabe cook, and I hope to develop (or revise ) some recipes that I can share with you. I’ll also be discussing some of the nutritional challenges that I face in my day to day life, such as shopping for healthy foods for my family while on a budget. Your comments are always welcome, or you can send me an email at email@example.com.