Donna Boskat, PhD
Rachael Richardson, RD, LDN
Annika Rockwell, CN~ Background
Annika, a Certified Nutritionist (CN®) based in Southwest Ranches, FL (outside of Ft. Lauderdale), completed her B.A. at Swarthmore College, PA., in a psychology, pre-medical curriculum. In 1999, she attained her Nutrition Certification (CN®) through the American Health Sciences University (AHSU) in Colorado. Annika has been studying nutrition and supplements since 1996 when she started her internship and studies with the late Robert Crayhon, MS, as his research assistant for his books and educational seminars (Designs For Health Institute & Crayhon Research).
In June 2000, Annika founded and operated a nutritional supplement company Rockwell Nutrition, for 13+ years and sold it in 2013 in order to focus on her other endeavors. Simultaneously, Annika founded and ran My Healthy Food Club LLC in 2007 (which she sold in 2014), providing South Floridians with a much needed source of quality nutrient dense, grassfed, organic, humanely raised animal foods.
In 2010, Annika launched her business Food For Kids Health, LLC, helping educate parents how to help reverse children’s chronic health concerns. And finally, in 2013, Annika (and her two new business partners) launched Find Real Food Mobile App, the Weston A. Price Foundation Shopping Guide to the Highest Quality Foods Available.
She is a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Alliance for Natural Health, and Farm to Consumer Defense Fund. Annika is also active in supporting the efforts of the Institute for Responsible Technology (against Genetically Modified Organisms/GMOs), and FluorideAlert.org to end the Fluoridation of our water.
To stay abreast of the latest scientific findings, industry trends, and clinical tools, Annika regularly attends nutrition and health seminars, including those hosted by Weston A Price Foundation, Designs for Health (DFH), Defeat Autism Now (DAN!), and Functional Medicine seminars with Dr. Jeff Bland. In addition, she has been doing extended studies on the teachings of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (GAPS Diet), Julie Mathews CNC (special diets for Autism Spectrum Disorders and behavior), Dr. Weston Price (Ancestral Diet), Mark Sisson (Primal/Paleo Diet), and Julia Ross’ Amino Acid therapies for recovery of addictions and biochemical neurotransmitter imbalances.
Read about Annika’s health crisis and mission here.
As a mom and Certified Nutritionist since 1999 (15+ years), I am passionate about educating parents on how to heal their child’s health concerns by changing the foods they eat.
Common issues like “Picky Eaters”, delayed growth, eczema, constipation, gastrointestinal issues, allergies, ear infections, bronchial infections, autism, and ADHD, are rarely ever fixed with medical intervention.
Instead, the underlying issues that caused the symptoms to appear need to be addressed and this often stems to nutritional imbalances, the mom’s pregnancy and birth, gastrointestinal damage, and the events which occurred in the first year of the child’s life (i.e. antibiotics, vaccines, breastmilk issues). In addition, a child’s body needs nutrients from specific foods while careful avoidance of others to heal that underlying problem.
My passion and interest in children’s nutrition stems back to my own health struggles during the first 25 years of my life. STORY OF ANNIKA’S HEALTH CRISIS AND MISSION.
Quality of your food is critical. I believe we should all go back to eating the “Traditional Diets” of our ancestors – Books such as…
“Nourishing Traditions” and “The Primal Blueprint Diet” teach us about the foods our bodies thrive on. Dr. Campbell-McBride’s book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” (GAPS Diet) and her research has transformed the health of many of my clients because when you fix the gut, you fix the underlying cause of most chronic ailments!
Dr. Ben Feingold’s Diet, which has been helping kids for over 36 years, has been another hugely successful program which I’ve been able to guide my clients through in order to transform their children with behavioral, emotional, and physical symptoms, as well as learning disabilities.
I support small farms who raise happy healthy humanely treated pastured animals. I buy my produce from local farms when possible, and I support farmers who use sustainable agriculture to grow organic food.
I am an advocate of natural childbirth, midwifes & doulas, a fanatic about breastfeeding and good nutrition pre-conception, not just during pregnancy and lactation.
I teach parents about vaccine injuries so that they have informed consent. After 8 years of working with vaccine injured children, I have witnessed the seldom talked about info and research that the media and pharmaceutical companies do not want us to know.
I encourage everyone to go Green – even small changes around your home have a big impact on the world.
My mission is to help support and educate moms so they can raise healthy happy children who will then become an amazing next generation of people!
Consultation for Your Child
Annika has limited availability due to conference travel and teaching engagements, thus she is only accepting nutrition consultations for infant or children’s health concerns at this time.
Please read more about your options on the nutrition consultations page. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter on top right of page to be informed about upcoming webinars and teleclasses on children’s nutrition topics.
As part of your consultation package, you will receive customized meal suggestions as well as a supplement program tailored to your child’s needs. I offer a variety of diagnostic lab tests which can be incredibly valuable in helping assess the best treatment options. The lab tests I offer include food sensitivity testing via LEAP MRT by Oxford Labs or ALCAT Cell Science Systems, SpectraCell’s Nutritional Status test, hair mineral analysis with heavy metals (Analytical Research Labs), urine Organic Acid Tests (OAT) including oxalates and microbiology (Great Plains Labs – GPL), Comprehensive 2-Day Stool Analysis by GPL, MTHFR genetic mutation, Gluten Sensitivity Array 3 (Cyrex Labs), and 24-hour urine Iodine loading test (Hakala Labs).
Consultation for Parents
If you would like a consultation for yourself (not your child), please consider working working with my nutrition colleagues: Donna Boskat, PhD or Rachael Richardson, RD, LDN. Click their names to read more.
Also, please check my recommended holistic practitioners page on this website.