Argavan Nilforoush lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition with over 13 years of experience working with families, infants, toddlers, older children and teens in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Her passion has always been working with children and their families.
She obtained her educational requirements at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) which lead her to obtain a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree (with honors) at the School of Nutrition at Ryerson University (Toronto). She completed a one year intensive internship at the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) before moving to San Francisco. There, she worked as a general medicine dietitian at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (Oakland) before launching her private practice in 2014. She has provided numerous classes and workshops in the community, including schools and pediatric medical offices.
Baby Steps Nutrition offers individualized nutrition consulting and counselling services to children ages birth-21 years with a variety of medical conditions and health issues/concerns. We work very closely with families- from an initial comprehensive screening to individualized planning and ongoing assessment.
I practice my nutrition philosophy in my own home raising two young children. While I understand the challenges that caregivers face today in all aspects of child rearing, I believe strong, reliable personal and professional support can make a world of difference easing concerns and uncertainty.
Approach and Philosophy: Because our goal is happy, healthy children with building blocks for lifelong health!
Why work with a Registered Dietitian?
While some RDN’s may call themselves nutritionists, not all nutritionists can call themselves registered dietitians. “Nutritionist” is an unregulated term in the United States and practitioners may have varying degrees of education and training in nutrition; anyone can call themselves as such.
On the other hand, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist has completed an undergraduate program in nutrition and a one year clinical internship program. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists must pass a national exam administered by the American Dietetic Association and maintain their registered status through continuing education and advanced degrees/certifications for areas of specialization and be registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Be sure to check a person’s background and credentials to ensure you’re receiving evidence-based, credible and sound nutrition advice.