Richard Kahn, PhD, RD

Richard Kahn is a dietitian specializing in transdisciplinary treatment of growth and feeding problems. He earned his MS in Nutrition and Food Science at Hunter College. His doctorate is in Social Welfare and his dissertation topic explored the way the way allied health professionals, nurses and physicians learned to blend their physical training with Infant mental health at the Institute for Infants, Children and Families at the JBFCS. He was researcher at the Einstein College of Medicine Dept. of Family and Social Medicine. There, he designed and carried out an intervention to help parents wean their children off baby bottles. In addition, he co-directed a pilot project to help S. Asian families improve the feeding and growth of their children in the Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic at North Central Bronx Hospital. He has presented on ways to separate developmental feeding struggles from sensory and oral motor delays in the US and Canada. He was an Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Nutrition and Food Science at Hunter College. He works in the WIC and Early Intervention Programs as well as having a private nutrition practice specializing in the needs of developmentally delayed infants, toddlers children and teens. He blogs on the interaction between body, mind, parenting around food on the eating behavior of children and teens.