Nicole Winningham, M.Ed.

I am the proud mother of two and wife of a firefighter. I work as a Child Developmental Specialist and Holistic Nutritionist. My passion lies in coaching parents to feel empowerd and confident to lead their child's learning and support team. I became interested in the connection between health and development through my children's journeys of health recovery. Through my job, I could see how many other families are seeking support to bridge their child's health and development needs which led me to pursue holistic nutrition. I enjoy helping families connect the dots to yield big successes.


I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Special Education and my Masters degree in Early Intervention from University of Florida. It's great to be a Florida Gator! I received my Holistic Nutrition Consultant certification through American Fitness Professionals Association.


I love spending time with my family at the beach. I also love to learn; everyday is an opportunity to learn something or meet someone new!


Black Seed Oil, Bentonite Clay, and Probiotics: A Comprehensive Holistic Cure for Clostridium difficile Infection in a 2-Year-Old Female Child

"Through a shared decision-making process, the patient's mother and providers developed a treatment plan for the C.difficile infection (CDI), which included black seed oil, bentonite clay, and Lactobacillus probiotics. No C.difficile was detected via stool immunoassay after 4 days of combined CAM therapy. "

Research Projects and Certifications

INSPIRE Infant Mental Health Learning Community

Project Social Communication

Project TEST for Writing Functional Outcomes for Assessments

EPIC Project for Embedding Intervention in Routines for Caregivers

Lead Implementation Coach for Early Steps Professional Development Project


Holistic Nutritionist certification from AFPA

Infant and Toddler Developmental Specialist

SKI-HI Hearing certification

Battelle Developmental Inventory-II Train the Trainer

Creating a Care Plan for Tongue & Lip Tied Babies

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