Katja Rowell, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Michigan medical school and served as a family physician in urban, rural, and university student health settings. During her time in practice, she was struck by the prevalence of disordered eating and feeding, and related health problems. Rowell believes establishing a healthy feeding relationship– in essence– HOW children are fed is the missing piece in addressing disordered eating and weight dysregulation.
Described as “academic, but warm and down-to-earth,” Dr. Rowell teaches the importance of a healthy feeding relationship to health care providers, family therapists and childcare staff and consults with corporate clients, nutrition education and public health providers. She has appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Betty Crocker Blog, Parents Magazine, Kare 11 TV, Brain Child Magazine, The Utne Reader, Twin Cities Live and Mommy MD Guides, among others. Her writing has appeared in LiveWell Digest, Huffingtonpost Parenting blogs, New Moon Girls Magazine, and Adoptive Families Magazine.
Rowell’s second book, Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: a Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversions and Feeding Disorders with co-author Jenny McGlothlin SLP is available everywhere books are sold.
Dr. Rowell founded Family Feeding Dynamics in 2009, but after hearing one too may times, “Oh, you’re the feeding doctor! What’s your website?” Katja listened to those parents and created the more memorable, “Feeding Doctor.”