KARYN JOHNSON-FERNANDEZ, MS, OTR/L, SWC, CBS
In My name is Karyn (Car-in) and I am the owner of Food is Fun, Let's Eat. I have been a pediatric occupational therapist since 2010. In working with many families over the years, I have realized two things; one, that eating and family meal time is a huge part of our daily lives which creates connection to those around us, and two, as a mom of a picky eater, my love for exploring, enjoying, and sharing a balance of tasty and nutritious food and meal times continues to grow. These two areas combined led me to specialize in feeding therapy, in order to help families feel more comfortable, connected, and successful with meal time in their home and the community.
I have taken many courses to further educate myself in learning about sensory and oral motor difficulties, tethered oral tissues (TOTs), breast and bottle feeding in infants as a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist-CBS, food progression, and overall pediatric feeding difficulties. I also enjoy, value, and find it helpful to collaborate with other like minded healthcare professionals to ensure I am working with all disciplines of a child's team in order to provide the best quality care.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, trying new foods, cooking, and traveling to new places to make adventurous memories!