In her practice she helps families through the stages of nutrition — starting solids for babies, 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 with her own family, parents feed their household affordably while meeting nutritional needs in fun, easy ways — ways that foster positive, lifelong health behaviours and habits. This is one reason her “Feeding Your Baby Vibrant” program is so popular. She is also known as a “nutrition myth-buster,” promoting evidence-based nutrition rather than food trends.
Nishta divides her professional time between her private practice and the hospital. 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 and Community Medicine. She is a clinical educator for medical students and residents, and a preceptor for dietetic interns. A frequently invited speaker at conferences, she presents up-to-date clinical nutrition concepts to physicians and the general public, her ease in front of audiences, stemming from her experience as an athlete and former dancer, clearly visible. Skilled at distilling science-based nutrition research into practical tips that the public can easily incorporate into their lives, Nishta is also a food and nutrition expert with Global National News, and makes regular contributions to CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show, Your Morning, the Globe and Mail, CBC.ca, and Today’s Parent.