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Registered Dietitian, BSc (Hons) Diet, MSc Paed Diet

About me

Hi, I am a registered Dietitian, with over 16 years’ clinical experience in childhood nutrition, having worked in the NHS, private sector and industry. In 2016 I started my nutritional consultancy - The Children's Nutrition Practice.

I’m passionate about helping parents provide optimal nutrition for their children and enjoy working with healthy children as well as those with a medical condition. Before starting to work in private practice I worked at 2 of London’s top NHS teaching Hospitals, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Evelina Children’s Hospital, St Thomas’.

From my 2 degrees in nutrition and previous work experience I have vast experience in general childhood nutrition as well as the nutritional treatment of many different medical conditions.

Specialist areas include:

·         Weaning

·         General healthy eating

·         Weight loss / weight gain

·         Food allergies and intolerances

·         Gastrointestinal problems

·         Fussy eating

·         Autism

.         Behavioural problems

·         Neuro-disabilities

·         Surgical conditions

However, I am also available to see children with other nutritional needs or conditions as requested.

As well as enjoying clinical work I am also the author of a few chapters in nutritional reference books, one of which is ‘Clinical Paediatric Dietetics’, which is the leading textbook for Paediatric Dietitians in the UK. In 2013 I became one of the first Dietitians in the UK to obtain an MSc in Paediatric Dietetics and have been involved in various published research projects. I have presented talks and research findings at conferences both in the UK and internationally, taught on study days and MSc level courses and written for professional publications.

My private nutritional consultations are offered to families helping you optimise your child’s nutritional intake and growth.

I see clients remotely via video consultation and can help with children between the ages of 0 and 18 years.

As well as being a Paediatric Dietitian I am also mum of 3 young boys. So together with my professional knowledge I also have personal experience in feeding little ones and all the ups and downs that come with it!

I am available for media work, article writing, speaking events and training.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc in Dietetics (Hons) (2005), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
MSc in Advanced Paediatric Dietetics (2013), University of Plymouth, UK

Since graduating as a Dietitian I have worked in South Africa, Germany and the UK, and have gained immense experience in childhood nutrition by working across many different settings. For over 6 years I worked at two of the UK’s leading Children’s Hospitals, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’s). I’ve also worked at an NHS University hospital, within NHS community trusts, the private sector and for the British Forces providing families, schools and other health care professionals with nutritional advice.

I’m a full member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and am a member of the following BDA sub-groups; paediatric, autism and allergy and intolerances groups.

I’m also registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.

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Nutrition topics

Information about health conditions (*)

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Additional information

All consultations are individualised, taking into account any medical needs and lifestyle preferences

Initial Consultation - £140

  • 1:1 Video Consultation
  • Approximately 60 minutes
  • Includes a summary report

Follow Up Consultation - £70

  • 1:1 Video Consultation
  • Approximately 30 minutes
  • Includes a summary report

Consultation Package - £260

  • Package includes 3 consultations
  • 1 x initial 1:1 video consultation, approximately 60 minutes
  • 2 x follow up 1:1 video consultations, approximately 30 minutes each
  • Includes summary report

Hove, East Sussex, BN3

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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