Staci Small MA, RD Registered Dietitian - The Wellness Philosophy Inc.

Staci Small MA, RD is a Registered Dietitian providing medical nutrition therapy to clients of all ages and conditions.  As owner of The Wellness Philosophy Inc., her practice specializes in identifying and treating food allergies and sensitivities, biomedical nutrition care for autism, ADHD and other special needs, treating IBS and digestive health issues, and implementing specialized diets such as the gluten free & casein free diet (GFCF), Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) as well as the Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS).


Ms. Small completed both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She is approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Commission on Dietetic Registration to practice clinical nutrition. Before working in private practice, Staci worked as a Clinical Research Dietitian for the Indiana University School of Medicine and in public health as an educator and media spokesperson. Throughout the years, Staci has appeared in numerous television interviews and broadcasts, radio broadcasts, and print based media.

 

Ms. Small is trained in the Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) nutrition protocol previously sponsored by the Autism Research Institute (ARI).  She is a current member of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), the only comprehensive teaching and fellowship for the biomedical treatment of autism spectrum disorders.  

Recent Speaking Engagements
 
       •
 
"Specialized Diets for Autism - Which one is best for your child?" - (Biomedical
             Interventions for Autism Conference, Cornerstone Autism Center, 201
7)
       •  "Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Toddlers" - (Mother's of 
             Preschoolers (MOPS) Group, Stones Crossing Church, 201
6)
       •  "Decoding Your Picky Eater" - (Biomedical Interventions for
             Autism Conference, Cornerstone Autism Center, 201
6)

       •  "Why Start a Special Diet for Autism?" - (Biomedical Interventions for
             Autism Conference, Cornerstone Autism Center, 2015
)
       •  "Advanced Dietary Interventions for Autism" - (Biomedical Interventions for
             Autism Conference, Cornerstone Autism Center, 2015
)
       •  "Recognizing and Thriving with ADHD" - (Major Hospital; Panelist, 2015)
       •  "Nutrient Deficiencies in Children with Autism" - (Indiana Association of Behavioral
            Consultants Annual Conference, 2014)
         "Nutrient Deficiencies in Children with Autism" - (Biomedical Interventions for
             Autism Conference, Cornerstone Autism Center, 2014)
       •  "Managing Your Picky Eater" - (Cornerstone Autism Center, 2014) 
       •  "Special Diets and Supplements for Autism" - (Indianapolis Learning Series, 2014)      
       •
  "Nutrient Deficiencies Observed in Practice" - (St. Vincent Hospital Medical
             Residency Program, 2013)
          
       •
 "Color Your Plate - Quick and Easy Meal Ideas" - (Joy's House Adult Day Center, 2013)   

       •  "Digestive Health and Food Allergies" - (Angie's List Corporation, 2013)
       •  "Nutrition Foundations" - (Angie's List Corporation, 2013)  
       •  "Intro to a Gluten Free / Casein Free Diet" - (Cornerstone Autism Center)                
       •  "Specialized Diets - GFCF, SCD, GAPS, Anti-Yeast - What's the Difference?" 
       •  "Food Allergies and Sensitivities 101"   
       •  "Parents Guide to Nutrition and Autism" 
       •  "Nutrition Care for Autism" - (TACA Monthly Meeting)
       •  "Digestive Wellness - IBS to Food Sensitivities and Beyond"

Autism and Special Needs Conferences Attended


       •  Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), 2015, Orlando, FL
       •  Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), 2014, Orlando, FL
       •  Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), 2013, Orlando, FL
       •  AutismOne, 2013, Chicago, IL 
       •  Autism Research Institute (ARI) - Defeat Autism Now! Nutrition Conference

             2010, Baltimore, MD

       •  Autism Research Institute (ARI) - Defeat Autism Now! Nutrition Conference
             2009, Atlanta, GA
   
Professional Associations
 
       •  Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) - Member
       •  Commission on Dietetic Registration
       •  The Chef's Academy at Harrison College - Professional Advisory Board Member
 
Contributing Articles, Publications and Media
 

         OPRAH.com

         Reader's Digest   
         Autism Companion Magazine (contributing author)
         WIBC - 93.1 FM Caregiver Crossing (radio show guest)
         WXIN TV (FOX); WISH-TV

         Indianapolis Woman Magazine

         Indy's Child Magazine 

         Indianapolis Business Journal
         SOUTH Magazine (Indianapolis)
         Business Women Connect
         babygooroo.com
      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

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