Coastal Family Nutrition incorporates several effective and innovative resources into our support sessions to ensure our clients have access to everything they need for optimal results and sustainable success. Some of our resources include:


At Coastal Family Nutrition, Karen realizes that sometimes an eating plan alone isn't enough. She makes it her top priority to give her clients access to any supplemental calories and nutrients needed to keep them on a path of good health. She proudly partners with Metagenics to help her clients achieve their individual nutritional goals. Metagenics offers a comprehensive line of children's supplements fortified with essential vitamins and minerals. When used in conjunction with a personalized treatment approach, Metagenics can effectively promote development, growth, and wellness in children of all ages.

Ellyn Satter Institute

ESI offers an extensive range of tools, philosophies, and strategies to improve clients' relationships with food and overall quality of life. Most importantly, ESI is dedicated to helping people enjoy food. Coastal Family Nutrition implements various tactics from the Ellyn Satter Institute, such as their unique Feeding Dynamics and Eating Competence Models in our treatment approach to help children grow and thrive.

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)

For parents, having a child who suffers from food allergies can cause constant fear and concern. FARE offers parents and children the information they need to navigate through food situations with confidence. Coastal Family Nutrition clients will have access to FARE's invaluable research and data as well as discover helpful hints on how to stay safe at home, at school, or anywhere else their routines take them.


MyPlate is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers to find important information about reinforcing positive health and nutrition for children. The MyPlate website takes the guesswork out of a balanced diet. The site offers ample educational materials and activities that make eating well and choosing healthful foods fun. Visit the site often for access to updated links with handouts, stories, games, and more.