Medical Advisory Board

Katja 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, weight dysregulation and damaging dieting behaviors. Dr. Rowell works with parents to provide personalized solutions and support for feeding and weight concerns, from selective eating to food preoccupation. She has a special interest in supporting adoptive and fostering families. Her book, Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Ending the Worry About Weight, Picky Eating, Power Struggles and More is available on 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 projects.