Danielle Petersen, Registered Dietitian, BSc (Hons) Diet, MSc Paed Diet.

Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 07494 350985 07494 350985 Registered / Accredited
Brighton, East Sussex, BN41
07494 350985 07494 350985

About me

Danielle is a registered Dietitian, with over 10 years’ experience in childhood nutrition and runs a Nutritional Consultancy called The Children's Nutrition Practice. She is passionate about helping parents provide the optimal nutrition for their children and enjoys working with healthy children as well as those with a medical condition. Her experience includes working at a few London NHS teaching Hospitals, the most recent being Great Ormond Street Hospital.

From her 2 degrees in nutrition and previous work experience she has 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

·         Neuro-disabilities

·         Surgical conditions

·         Renal conditions

However she is also available to see children with other nutritional needs or conditions as requested.

Danielle is a co-author of a couple of chapters in nutritional reference books, one of which is ‘Clinical Paediatric Dietetics’, which is the leading nutritional reference book for Paediatric Dietitians in the UK. In 2013 she became one of the first Dietitians in the UK to obtain an MSc in Paediatric Dietetics and has been involved in various published research projects. She has 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.

She offers private nutritional consultations to families helping them to optimise their child’s nutritional intake and growth. Clinics are based in Brighton and Hove, with the option of Skype consultations if that’s more convenient. Children seen are between the ages of 0 and 18 years. Danielle is also a mum, so together with her professional knowledge she also has personal experience in feeding little ones and all the ups and downs that come with it.

She is also available for media work, article writing, speaking events and training.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc in Dietetics (Hons) (2005)
MSc in Advanced Paediatric Dietetics (2013)

Since graduating as a Dietitian she has worked in South Africa, Germany and the UK, and has gained immense experience in childhood nutrition by working across many different settings. For over 6 years she 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). She’s also worked at an NHS University hospital, within community trusts, the private sector and for the British Forces providing families, schools and other health care professionals with nutritional advice.

Danielle is a full member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and is a member of the following BDA sub-groups; paediatric, autism and allergy and intolerances groups. She is also registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

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Nutrition topics

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

Initial consultation - £110
Approximately 60 minutes and includes a full written report

Initial Skype consultation - £95
Approximately 60 minutes and includes a full written report

Follow up consultation - £75
Approximately 30 minutes and includes a summary report

Follow up Skype consultation - £65
Approximately 30 minutes and includes a summary report

East Sussex

Type of session

Online nutrition support
Telephone nutrition support
Face to face nutrition
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair-accessible premises

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You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

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Danielle Petersen, Registered Dietitian, BSc (Hons) Diet, MSc Paed Diet.

Danielle Petersen, Registered Dietitian, BSc (Hons) Diet, MSc Paed Diet.

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