Rivanna has over a decade of experience in the field of clinical nutrition. Rivanna specializes in pediatrics but has worked in adult medicine and is happy to counsel both children and adults.
Rivanna trained as a dietitian at Ryerson University and completed her clinical internship in 2002 at Sunnybrook and Women’s Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. She began her career at Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, working in the areas of pediatric Kidney Disease, Cancer, Acute Brain Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, General Pediatrics, and with children requiring long term tube feeding. In 2004 she moved to London, England, and worked in three of London’s largest hospitals (King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, Bart’s and the London NHS Trust, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust), mainly with children. While she specialized in Cystic Fibrosis and other lung diseases, Rivanna also worked with children with heart conditions, Diabetes, Cerebral Palsy, Celiac Disease, and children with food allergies. In 2008 Rivanna moved back to Toronto, and has been working at Sickkids ever since, first in General Pediatrics, and now in Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant.
Rivanna’s extensive range of experiences put her in a perfect position to help you or you and your child, whatever your nutrition related issue may be. Rivanna offers a wide variety of services including:
- Healthy eating advice
- Weight loss or management
- Weight gain
- Picky eaters
- Food allergies
- Infant nutrition (feeding, growth, introducing solids)
- Vegetarianism (for children and adults)
- Iron deficiency anaemia
- Eating well during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Program creation, writing, and evaluation for businesses and non-profits