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My Story


I am Mana, Registered Dietitian with a Master's degree in Public Health, Mum of two, and Founder of Nourished Starts!  

As mum of two little girls, I know firsthand about both the joy and challenges involved in the pregnancy and parenthood journey. As a dietitian, I have extensive experience in this field. I’ve worked both with the “Healthy Women Healthy Babies” program in Toronto and the “Heathiest Babies Possible” program in Vancouver.  My passion is to help families gain the knowledge and skills they need to feel confident in nourishing their own bodies & empower them in bringing up healthy, happy eaters!


I believe that food is much more than nutrition! It is embedded with social, cultural, and symbolic values. Healthy eating should be a fun, easy and enjoyable experience for the whole family. My goal is to help you bring joy and peace back into mealtimes. 

I understand that nutrition information may seem overwhelming for many families! Often parents are not sure how to start their babies on solids & how to overcome mealtime battles and picky eating! 


As a dietitian, I aim to provide evidence-based nutrition & health information; help clarify misinformation in this field, and make eating enjoyable and simple! I like to share healthy meal inspirations & use whole ingredients to create simple, realistic and nutritionally balanced ideas & recipes!

I look forward to having you as part of this community & helping you on your feeding journey! Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I look forward to hearing yours.




With love,

Mana Bayanzadeh, RD

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