Helping parents conquer picky eating

Sarthak Matravadia PhD

Sarthak Matravadia PhD




Sarthak is a co-founder of Family & Co. Nutrition and is dedicated to breaking traditional gender roles.

He supports fathers to take on a more active role in family meals and recognizes their importance in tackling picky eating.

Sarthak has helped increase the recruitment of fathers in family nutrition studies at the University of Guelph to help improve the inclusivity of future nutrition guidelines.

Sarthak combines his experience working in the dietary supplement industry, nutrition research, and parenting experience. Currently, he is also completing his dietetics degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph.

Pronouns: he/him
Language(s): English, Gujarati

Sarthak’s Training

Bachelor’s degree (HonBSc)
Department of Biology, McMaster University
Area of work: biology with a focus on physiology

Master’s degree (MSc Physiology)
Department of Biology, McMaster University
Area of work: dietary supplements and healthy aging

Doctorate (PhD Exercise & Nutrition)
Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph
Area of work: exercise physiology, omega-3/-6 fats, muscle metabolism

Applied Bachelor’s degree (BASc)
Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph
Area of work: Nutrition and Dietitics, leading to Registered Dietitian

Client Success Stories:

I am starting to enjoy my home meals again. As a lone parent the biggest help was to get my nanny and my sister on board with my views on feeding my son and they are, they also see the results and the changes and so they are “believers” now!

Some of the strategies that helped: Accountability, visual timer, presenting dessert with the meal, family style meals, owning division of responsibilities, never talk about how much he eats and what he eats, food play, developing a routine around meal time (wash hands and set the table).


Mom of One Kid

Both my wife and I are on the same page with feeding our daughter. We feel like we have the right knowledge to continue our efforts. It’s definitely still a work in progress, but we feel like we are heading into the right direction. Family style meals are less stressful.


Dad of Two Kids

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