In 2008, Lara Field founded FEED – Forming Early Eating Decisions (FEED KIDS, LLC), a nutrition counseling practice.
Field has always had a passion for kids’ nutrition. She has over a decade of experience in clinical practice at two of the top ranked pediatric hospitals in the country, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) and University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. She has specialized in pediatric nutritional care including the intensive care unit and pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology clinics.
As a board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition (CSP), Field has extensive food allergy training and has completed the requirements of the Food Allergy & Intolerance Management Registered Dietitian Consultant Training Program.
Field has been invited to speak at numerous national nutrition and medical conferences including the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). She has been quoted in national publications on her perspective on infant feeding practices, food allergies, celiac disease, and various other health topics.
Field is the pediatric nutrition advisor for the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. She frequently educates patients, family members, and nutrition professionals on the gluten-free diet. Field proudly serves as a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a member of Dietetic Practice Groups including Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Pediatrics, and Medical Nutritional Therapy. Field is also very active locally with the Chicago Dietetic Association and the Chicago Food and Nutrition Network.
Field received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her Master’s of Science degree and dietetic internship from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. During her internship, Field completed additional specialized pediatric training at the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
Field currently lives in Chicago with her husband, and their two sons. Her personal passion includes running – she has completed three marathons, including the Chicago Marathon in 2006 and 2009, and Boston Marathon in 2007. She also loves cooking for her family and testing new recipes.