Paediatric, Diabetes & IBS Specialist
Paediatric & Neonatal Dietitian
Accredited Practising Dietitian (DAA)
Credentialled Diabetes Educator (ADEA)
Monash Certified FODMAP Dietitian
Charlyn is the founder and principal dietitian of Specialist Dietitian Consultancy. She has more than 10 years of clinical experience as a dietitian and is highly skilled in working with clients across all stages of the lifespan. Charlyn specialises in paediatric and preterm nutrition, food allergies and intolerances, diabetes and IBS.
Prior to founding SDC, Charlyn was the Senior Paediatric and Neonatal Dietitian at Joondalup Health Campus and Senior Diabetes Dietitian at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Charlyn has also worked in the disability sector servicing clients with complex care needs and she has extensive experience in tube feeding.
Charlyn is an active member of the Dietitians’ Association of Australia and she has mentored numerous dietitians over the years. She is involved in clinical research and is a regular presenter at nutrition conferences nationally. Charlyn is committed to continuous professional development and regularly attends workshops and conferences to extend her knowledge and skills.
- Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics
- Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics (RCH Melbourne)
- Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management
- Monash FODMAP Certified Dietitian
- ISAK Body Composition Assessment
What I Believe In
My philosophy on food is simple. Aim for a balanced diet that incorporates a variety of whole foods to fuel your body and keep you energised throughout the day. Our bodies thrive on good nutrition and it can have a profound benefit on our overall health.
Forget fad diets and the latest food craze that the media is raving about. Eating should be a pleasurable experience and having a positive relationship with food is vital. At SDC, we believe that life is meant to be lived and enjoyed so there will be no judgments about your dietary choices. We focus on helping you achieve your goals using a sensible, individualised approach that produces sustainable outcomes.
What I Am Passionate About
I am passionate about helping my clients achieve optimal health by empowering them with the skills to manage their own condition. I am committed to providing evidence-based, practical nutrition advice and supporting my clients achieve their goals. I enjoy helping others and pride myself on offering a high quality service that is focused on YOUR needs.
Since becoming a mother, I have developed a passion for helping women eat healthier and live better during pregnancy and lactation. I am dedicated to helping other mums achieve their breastfeeding goals and I specialise in elimination diets for mothers breastfeeding their child with allergies or intolerances.
Having a young family of my own, I understand the struggles and challenges of parenthood and I GET what you are going through. Mealtimes can be stressful and frustrating, I GET it. I believe that teaching a child to become a competent and confident eater is a skill that will benefit them forever. I delight in helping families put the fun back into mealtimes. I share the same vision you have for your child to live a happy and healthy life and I am dedicated to helping you achieve this.