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ABOUT US

Meet Our Team of
Pediatric Nutritionists

ABOUT THE TEAM
Sarah Harris Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Sarah Harris, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and co-founder of Healthy Hive with a mission of helping parents to feed their kids better, with confidence. I love working with families to tackle tough nutrition problems and to come up with strategies for nourishing kids that will benefit them for a lifetime. Every child is unique including how they approach food. It brings me joy to partner with parents to find specialized solutions that work for their family.

 

Having spent 10 years of my career focused on child nutrition, I was well aware of the challenges of feeding kids well, but it wasn't until I had my own children that I fully understood how tough getting the right foods in their tummies can be. I was suddenly questioning everything I knew, and I saw so many mixed messages out there. Even other health professionals suggested things I knew were outdated nutrition guidelines, but still I questioned whether I was making the right choice for my child. I stuck with my gut and went with the latest research, proven methods, and did what worked best for my family, and that's what I aim to share with my clients.  

 

In my spare time, I enjoy staying active with my husband and our two young girls. We can be found exploring one of Austin's many parks, trying out a new restaurant or hanging out at a brewery.  

Lauren Eliasson Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Lauren Eliasson, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, co-founder of Healthy Hive, Wife, and Mama to our wild child, Avery. Through a challenging pregnancy, birth, and first year of life, Avery is always keeping us on our toes, and feeding her has proven to be one of the most challenging & rewarding experiences yet.

 

In her early months, we struggled with breastfeeding, weight gain, GI issues and suspected food allergies. I spent countless hours crying, pumping, stressing over supply, researching formulas, overanalyzing diapers, weighing baby, restricting my diet, and taking diligent notes to somehow fit all the puzzle pieces together. I was drowning in it all.

But things began to fall into place when I learned to let go and let Avery take the lead. After starting solids at six months, her growth took off, her GI issues resolved, and she was truly thriving. Mom and Dad got to share our love for cooking (and eating), and she eagerly ate her way through 100+ foods long before her first birthday.

Sometimes, nourishing a child who is struggling with nutrition can be all-consuming. And sometimes, it takes asking for a little help to get through it. Feeding Avery helped us find the joy in parenthood again. And now, it's my mission to help other struggling families do the same.

Based in Austin, Texas, we are registered pediatric dietitian nutritionists, moms, and co-founders of Healthy Hive Family Nutrition. With 20+ years combined experience in child nutrition, we thought we had it all figured out... But we quickly realized we still had a lot to learn about feeding children the second we had our own. We have fought our way through breastfeeding challenges, bottle refusal, failure to thrive, food allergies, picky eating, and more. We have shared many of your feeding struggles! So now we are pouring everything we can into helping families work through their own nutrition challenges and find the joy in feeding again. If you’ve come this far, you’ve been through enough. We've got the tools to help you work through your own nutrition battles.

  • Do you accept insurance?
    Yes. Healthy Hive is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, Sana, and BCBS STAR, CHIP, STAR Kids, STAR Plus. Many patients pay zero dollars out of pocket, but insurance coverage varies, so we recommend calling the number on your insurance card and asking the following questions: ​ Do you reimburse for the following CPT codes in a telehealth setting: 97802, 97803. If so, how much do you cover? Please be very clear that it is a telehealth service as this may or may not affect your coverage. Do you reimburse for ICD-10 code Z71.3 (Dietary counseling and surveillance), or is a medical diagnosis required from a physician? If a medical diagnosis is required, we can provide you with a referral form to submit to your medical provider. ​ For out-of-network insurance coverage, Healthy Hive can provide a Superbill which you can submit for reimbursement. It is your responsibility to determine what your insurance covers and to make decisions accordingly. Payment for services must be paid to Healthy Hive at the time of booking. ​ Please contact us directly if you have any questions regarding this process.
  • Do you accept FSA or HSA?
    Yes! You are able to pay for our counseling services using your FSA or HSA card. However, it is your responsibility to verify if your FSA or HSA covers nutrition services. Oftentimes, nutrition counseling is covered, but a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) is required by a physician. Ultimately, you are responsible for any charges that are not covered by your FSA or HSA, so we recommend that you verify with your provider prior to booking a service.
  • Do you work with clients outside of TX?
    Yes! As telehealth providers we are able to offer services (mostly) anywhere. However, there are some states that require state licensure for a dietitian to practice there. Fortunately, we are able to work in many different states throughout the US. Currently, we welcome clients from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Will my child be included in our sessions?
    We tailor every session to meet the unique needs of your family. Most often, we work with parents directly as the strategies we recommend are implemented by caregivers in the family - not the child. ​ Often times, discussing a child's eating habits in front of them can exacerbate whatever challenge they may be facing and can increase risk for poor body image and disordered eating. However, depending on the child's age and nutrition goals, we may work with the child if this is in their best interest. ​ Additionally, we believe that many children's nutrition challenges are best addressed with a whole family approach. While our main focus is children, we may make recommendations for other household members to help achieve the nutrition goals identified for the child.
  • Are we right for you?
    Our registered dietitian nutritionists work with people of all ages. While we specialize in family nutrition, we keep our doors open for anyone looking to live, feel and eat better. ​ The best way to determine if we're a good fit for you is to submit an inquiry on our homepage or schedule a discovery call to speak directly with one of our dietitians!
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