About The Authors

Authors of Good Food Baby

Throughout our years of experience in educating families and health care professionals, we have identified a lack of knowledge in the basic principles of nutrition. We have found that new mothers and fathers have frequent questions on how to feed their babies. As a result, we have created this book for parents, which simplifies some basic tips on how to introduce food to your baby and how to deal with food allergies.

Ali J. Chernoff
Ali J. Chernoff is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition consultant who is one of the 11% of BC Dietitians operating a private practice.

Since 1993, Ali has been involved in numerous activities related to the field of nutrition, including dietitian services at many schools and sporting events and family counseling. She currently offers food tours that focus on shopping for families, diabetes education, and food label interpretation.

She has been showcased in a variety of media formats including: CTV news, Breakfast Television, Chowtime, First Talk and the Shopping Bags, Chatelaine, Today's Parent, the Vancouver Sun, the Province, Ottawa Citizen and the Vancouver Courier, as well as News 1130, the Rutherford Show, and Evolution 107.9.

In the fall of 2009, Ali became an Aunt. She helped her brother and sister-in-law develop a meal plan while she was pregnant and gave them tips for making baby food. They are now comfortable preparing meals for their son. Ali is confident her nephew will develop healthy eating habits that he will carry into adulthood.

Chantel and Ali started a second company called Energy Essentials 24-7 Inc. to develop healthy whole foods such as a 7% M.F. Low Fat cheese, called Essential.


Chantel Canessa

Chantel has her Masters in Nursing and is involved with community programs that help improve the health and well being of individuals. She predominately works with children and is aware of the battles parents face trying to get their children to eat healthfully. Healthy eating and its benefits to one's long term health is what she focuses on for her clients.

Homemade healthy nutritious foods were plentiful in the household in which she grew up and are still what one finds in her kitchen today. She believes healthy eating for children starts in their home environment and that they learn by example.

Now that she is a new parent, it is very important to her to build a healthy foundation by providing nutritious homemade meals and snacks for her family.