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Nishta Saxena


Nishta Saxena has been working as a registered dietition in the public and private sectors since 2005. Her expertise includes paediatric nutrition and chronic disease prevention and management.

In her practice she helps families through the stages of nutrition—babies starting solids, child growth and development, family meal planning, and common issues like allergies and eating disorders. With Nishta’s holistic, nutrition-for-real-life approach, which she uses in her own family, parents are able to feed their household affordably while meeting nutritional needs in fun, easy ways. This is one reason her “Feeding Your Baby” program is so popular. She is also known as a “nutrition mythbuster”, promoting evidence-based nutrition rather than food trends.

Nishta divides her professional time between the hospital and private practice. She completed her clinical dietetic internship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and her MSc in Clinical Nutrition Science at the University of Toronto, where she has a faculty appointment in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. A frequently invited speaker at conferences, she presents up-to-date clinical nutrition concepts to physicians and the general public. Nishta is also a food and nutrition expert with Global National News, and makes regular contributions to the Globe and Mail, and UHN News. Learn more and contact Nishta Saxena at her website,