'Health is Good Food' By Dietitan Judith Calvin Bsc Hons RD

'Health is Good Food' By Dietitan Judith Calvin Bsc Hons RD

Ballymena
Antrim
BT42

07718068383 / 07718068383

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Ballymena
Antrim
BT42

07718068383 / 07718068383

About me

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 you or 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 you or 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 you or your child's diet history. This is to gather glues and link symptoms together with the foods you’re eating to ascertain the best dietary treatment. I will weigh and measure you and I may request your G.P to take a blood sample to test for nutritional deficiencies. Every person is different, what works for one 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

Coeliac Disease

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 breastfeeding

Constipation

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Areas of nutrition I deal with


* 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.

Fees

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.

Ballymena, BT42

Type of session

Online nutrition support: Yes
Telephone nutrition support: Yes
Face to face nutrition: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday afternoons, all day Tuesday and Wednesday.