About Us

PEDS, Inc. Inspiration



Barbara Linneman MS, RD, LD
President/Owner PEDS, Inc.
Pediatric Education Dietitian Services, Inc.

As the President and owner of PEDS, Inc., Barb Linneman has been providing nutrition services to children for over 30 years.  Barb specializes in nutrition services for children of all abilities and needs. Barb received her Masters in Nutrition from St. Louis University and worked clinically at Cardinal Glennon Children’s hospital in St. Louis. She is also certified in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Barb is an active member of both state and national nutrition organizations, that focus on enhancing nutrition for children. Barb is currently adjunct clinical faculty at St. Louis University and provides on-going practical training experiences for students enrolled at St. Louis University’s dietetic and nutrition internship program.
Barb has 30 years of experience providing direct nutrition services to children with medical and developmental conditions such as Celiac disease, IBS, Autism, failure to thrive, various genetic syndromes, ADHD,  picky eaters, or weight management challenges. She is certified in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. She has specific training in feeding skill development. Barb is the mother of three boys.

Barb’s oldest son, Joe, was born with 4p-, a chromosomal disorder, which affects his global development and growth. It was during this time that Barb first realized the need for community based nutrition services. She then established PEDS, Inc. to provide education for parents to assist them in meeting the unique nutritional needs of children with special health care needs as well as of children demonstrating more typical development.

PEDS, Inc. has grown to provide nutrition services for families and children in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield Missouri communities. PEDS, Inc. is a provider of Early Intervention Nutrition Services through the First Steps program. PEDS, Inc. works with physicians providing individualize nutrition education and services tailored to each child’s unique needs.


Nutritionist Staff

PEDS, Inc. provides services for the Missouri First Steps program for the state of Missouri. Those services focus on meeting the unique nutritional needs of children. All services are provided by a registered and licensed Pediatric Dietitian with experience in clinical community pediatric nutrition.

Providing Services in the St. Louis Metropolitan and Surrounding Areas:


Providing Services in the Southeast Missouri Areas:

Professional Organizations

  • American Dietetic Association
  • Missouri Dietetic Association
  • Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group
  • Nutrition in Developmental and Psychiatric Disorders