I’m a registered dietitian a diabetes educator and most importantly a mom of 2 girls. So, I know feeding kids can be challenging.
I’ve been a registered dietitian for more 13 year’s and I have more than 10yrs experience as a pediatric dietitian. I’m the founder of Nutrichicos- a bilingual children's and family nutrition practice.
As a pediatric dietitian, my goal is to help you raise healthy eaters who have a positive relationship with food.
I help every-day parents like yourself- improve meals and raise healthy eaters without resorting to TRICKS, BRIBES OR DIETS
My feeding philosophy is simple. I don’t believe in diets for kids. I focus on inclusion rather than exclusion. (I guess I like to see things as a glass full rather than half empty). I believe in teaching kids and families how to eat healthy and balanced and most importantly how to create a healthy relationship with food that will stay with them forever.
I’m also a diabetes educator and working with individuals with diabetes is another of my passions ever since I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 17yrs old. I’ve worked at leading diabetes institutions where I’ve helped hundreds of families
Marina Chaparro is is a nationally recognized bilingual registered dietitian, diabetes educator, and spokesperson. She is a certified diabetes educator and founder of Nutrichicos, a bilingual nutrition practice specializing in children and family nutrition based in Miami, FL.
Her advice is advice is frequently featured in outlets such as Parent’s magazine, Huffington Post, Medscape, Oprah, The New York Times, Miami Herald, Univision and more.
Chaparro is a member of the pediatric endocrinology team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, where she provides comprehensive diabetes education to children and families and instructs patients on the latest diabetes-care technology advances. Marina lives with type 1 diabetes herself and loves teaching kids and families how to thrive with type 1 diabetes. Marina contributes to On Track Diabetes and is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences on topics such as infant nutrition, Latino health issues, and diabetes. She holds a specialty certificate in pediatric weight management.
Chaparro is a graduate of Boston University and earned a master’s degree from Florida International University. Marina is originally from the border town of El Paso, Texas, and Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and now lives with her husband and 2yr old daughter in sunny Miami, FL.
Kid’s don’t need to be put on diets, they need to LEARN how to eat.
The goal as parents is to raise kids that are curious about food, enjoy it and are able to self-regulate without us having to tell them what or how much to eat.
The goal is not for kids to EAT vegetables, but rather LIKE and ENJOY them!
I believe feeding kids should focus more on the relationship with food rather if than if they eat broccoli or not.
Whether you are worried your kid does not eat enough veggies, or you are just starting to introduce solids for the first time or have a child with poor weight gain, I provide nutrition consultations for a wide range of conditions including:
Picky Eaters & Feeding Problems
Regular Check ups
All services can be provided in English or Spanish.