'Health is About Good Food' By Paediatric Dietitan Judith Calvin Bsc Hons RD
07718068383 / 07718068383
I am a registered dietitian with the HCPC and the British Dietetic Association and I have a particular interest in the nutrition and health of children and their families. If you have any health concerns about your child and you wish to consult me for advice I will provide you with professional and up to date scientific evidence based dietary treatment on your child's complaint.
What to expect.
The consultation will be informal and relaxed and will take place in your own home. I will ask questions to get information about the signs and symptoms of the complaint and ask about your child's diet history. This is to gather glues and link symptoms together with the foods your child eats to ascertain the best dietary treatment. I will weigh and measure your child and I may request your G.P to take a blood sample to test for nutritional deficiencies. Every child is different, what works for one child does not always work for another so my advice is tailored to the individual.
I believe in using good quality inexpensive ingredients when cooking food so I will provide practical recipes and shopping tips to you to help make any changes required easy to implement. I can also do some practical cooking with you and your child in your own home if you would like to build up your skills in the kitchen.
I have children of my own and know first hand as well as working closely with sick children and their parents the trials and stresses of dealing with children who can't or won't eat. I believe very much in a whole family approach and often my advice will benefit other family members.
Here is a list of conditions I have particular experience with.
Type 1 Diabetes and support with carbohydrate counting.
Allergies and intolerances
Overweight and obesity
Nutrition Support - underweight or vitamin and mineral Deficiencies
Tube feeds and blended food via tube feeds. If you have a child that is on a manufactured tube feed I can provide more support on how to safely give your child your own home cooked foods via a tube
ADHD and autism
Picky eaters or selective eaters
Advice with weaning or good nutrition during breast feeding.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I did my undergraduate degree at Robert Gordon University and worked in England for 3 years before returning to Northern Ireland in 2005. I have over 16 years experience as a dietitian. For 4 years of my career I ran a 12 week healthy lifestyle programme for overweight teenagers and their families which showed a significant reduction in the children's waist circumference and BMI and an improvement in their overall self-esteem by the end.
For the last 6 years I have been working in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children treating children with cardiac conditions, cystic fibrosis, cancer, type 1 Diabetes, allergies, reflux, coeliac disease, crohn's disease, bowel surgery, children with complex needs, nasogastric and PEG feeds.
I have 2 masters modules in paediatric dietetics.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Balanced diet
- Cancer *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Infants and pre-school children
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Obesity *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Thyroid problems
- Weight gain
- Weight management
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
I charge £60 for the first consultation which will last for approximately an hour.
Follow-up appointments are £40, which are approximately 30 minutes.
Follow-up phone calls are included in the initial consultation
Web calls i.e. Skype, WhatsApp, Viber consultations are £40 for initial and £25 for follow-up assessments.
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||Yes|
|Telephone nutrition support:||Yes|
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I'm available Wednesday afternoons, evenings and weekends.