Over the course of her career as a registered dietitian, Peggy recognized that traditional nutrition advice is not helpful to most people. In fact, it can be harmful. The abundance of information about nutrition and health has overwhelmed consumers.
Beginning with her work in pediatrics over 20 years ago, she embraced the family as the source of sound nutrition. It is the rhythm of hunger and gratification that is comforting from the beginning of life. Trust in being fed allows the youngster to move away from the meal to learn and grow and then to come back later for another meal. The parent is encouraged seeing the child thrive. This relationship allows both parent and child to grow, the parent in offering a wider and wider assortment of food and the child in being more adventurous. The outcome? Variety at meals and snacks–the key to healthful nutrition.
Throughout her work Peggy promotes normal eating using the Satter Eating Competence Model. Peggy is the nutritionist for the employee health promotion program at Michigan State University.