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About me

Hello and welcome to Best Start Nutrition.  My name is Shannon Quigley and I am a registered paediatric dietitian, specialising in allergy and feeding problems.

Alongside paediatrics, I have a keen interest in maternal health pre and post-baby.

So how can I help you or your child?

  • Allergies and intolerances
  • ​Problem Eaters
  • ​Sensory Eaters and Autism 
  • ​Starting Solids
  • ​Growth Concerns
  • ​Weight management
  • ​Breast and Bottle Feeding
  • ​Children's Sports Nutrition
  • ​Pre and Post Partum Nutrition

I offer both face-to-face and virtual consultations

​Prefer an online course you can access at any time?

I have developed my "Well Fed" programme for babies, toddlers and teenagers, focusing on dietary intake as a whole, and moving away from "healthy" and "unhealthy" foods.  

Each course has its own main focus which can range from weaning with allergies to fussy eating.

Training, qualifications & experience

My name is Shannon Quigley and I am a registered paediatric dietitian specialising in allergy and feeding disorders.

I graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and since then have worked as a registered dietician across community and acute settings.  Since graduating, I have completed a MSc modules in Paediatric Dietetics with Plymouth University.

​I started my career working in school meals for a local authority in Scotland.  Within this role, I developed and implemented school menus that met Scottish Government legislation.  I also provided up-to-date, science-based education programmes for staff and pupils alike.  This position helped me gain a passion for paediatric nutrition. I spent a number of years in this position before obtaining my dream job as a paediatric dietitian.

​I currently work as a paediatric specialist dietitian both freelance and in the NHS.  I have a great passion for helping families.  Within my role in the NHS, I specialise in Allergy, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Enteral Feeding and Fussy Eating.

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Nutrition topics

Information about health conditions (*)

Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

New 1:1 session with Shannon Quigley £0.800

Review 1:1 session with Shannon Quigley £45.00

Online courses £60.00 - 8 1 hour lessons on topic of your choice

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

1 Plann Cottages, Plann Square, Knockentiber, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA2 0ED

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people