Kate Samela

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Kate Samela, MS, RD, CSP, has been a registered dietitian for twelve years and is board certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration as a specialist in pediatric nutrition. After obtaining a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from New York University, she spent the next ten years of her career working with children of all ages, prescribing nutrition therapy and counseling families on feeding and nutrition. She found a passion for teaching and has taught the topic of pediatric nutrition to hundreds of medical, nutrition, and nursing students throughout the east coast, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and as an adjunct professor at New York University College of Education, Hunter College in New York City, University of Connecticut, St. Joseph’s College, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. During this time, she wrote several magazine articles on nutrition for Big Apple Parentand Parent Magazine,as well as a chapter appendix and an online teaching module for medical students for the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). She was the lead author for a research publication in the medical journal Progress in Transplant

She has spoken on children’s nutrition to audiences of all sizes, including the Greater New York Dietetic Association Annual Convention, Connecticut Organization of Neonatal Nurses Annual Conference, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Nursing Education and Development program, the American Dietetic Association, and the International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium.

 Her extensive didactic and clinical training provided her with an advanced understanding of how little bodies grow and thrive. This set the foundation for transitioning to private counseling at one of the country’s largest private practices, Joy Bauer Nutrition, where she counseled and designed food plans for young children and adolescents.

Currently, she works at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center as an outpatient dietitian for the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, which cares for over ten thousand patients per year. Here, she has been able to tie together her passion for the nutritional management of digestive problems and poor growth and gets a firsthand opportunity to provide realistic nutrition advice to hundreds of families struggling with basic feeding issues for otherwise healthy toddlers.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children—one of whom is still in the stage of picky eating!

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