Paula Redondo, MS RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from Louisiana State University, and a Masters of Science degree in food science and human nutrition from Colorado State University. Paula studied under and worked for a child developmental psychologist for all four years of her undergraduate career. She moved to Colorado in the summer of 2011 and started her graduate studies in 2012, focusing on community nutrition. She was on the team for Fuel for Fun, Cooking with Kids Plus Parents and Play, a multimillion-dollar childhood obesity prevention program. She was chosen to be one of a select group of people to participate in the Coordinated Master's Program, and completed her internship with a focus in child nutrition. She interned with Weld County WIC working with low income families and children, the nutrition department at Weld County School District, Poudre Valley Hospital, and Medical Center of the Rockies.
At Weld County School District, Paula applied for, and was awarded, a grant from the Chef Ann Foundation. This enabled her to design and implement a Rainbow Day event to expose elementary age children to a variety of new fruits and vegetables from all colors of the rainbow. This event was very successful and was slated to continue in other schools.
Paula is a first-time stay at home mom of a one-year old named Zelda. She decided to pursue baby led weaning when Zelda turned 6 months old and was showing all other signs of readiness to start solids. Paula and Zelda (and dad, too!) have been delightfully successful in their baby led weaning journey, and want to share their knowledge and experiences with others. Thus, Root to Leaf was born, to provide quality, evidence-based care and nutrition for the whole family.