Malina Malkani, MS, RDN, CDN, is the pediatric registered dietitian, best-selling author, speaker, and single mom of three behind the Instagram and TikTok handle @healthy.mom.healthy.kids. A top nutrition influencer dedicated to educating her combined audience of over 140,000 followers about infant and childhood nutrition, Malina is a trusted expert in local and national media outlets and owns a nutrition consulting company and private practice that helps caregivers feed their babies and kids with confidence. Her mission is to help families raise adventurous, intuitive eaters and to reshape the nutritional habits and behaviors of our next generation in ways that will optimize their long-term health and reduce their risk of chronic lifestyle diseases.
Malina is the author of Simple and Safe Baby-Led Weaning: How to Integrate Foods, Manage Portion Sizes and Identify Allergies and the creator of two online courses for parents: Safe & Simple Baby-Led Feeding and Solve Picky Eating. Her new book, The Food Allergy Prevention Baby-Led Feeding Cookbook is due out next year with publisher, BenBella Books, distributed through Penguin Random House.
A 2022 and 2023 Forbes Health Advisory Board Member, member of the Advisory Council for the RWJF Reframing Child Health and Obesity project, and former national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Malina earned two undergraduate degrees at Northwestern University and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition at New York University. She completed her dietetic internship at the James J. Peters Bronx VA Hospital where she subsequently worked as an outpatient weight loss and bariatric surgery dietitian and now serves as a preceptor, mentoring seven Bronx VA dietetic students per year in the pediatrics and entrepreneurship rotations.