Paediatrics

PAEDIATRIC NUTRITION

Charlyn is a paediatric dietitian with over 10 years experience in helping newborns, children and their families with a range of nutrition concerns. In addition to her dietetic training, she has completed advanced education in paediatrics. This includes the Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics (Royal Children Hospital Melbourne) and the Ellyn Satter’s Feeding Dynamics Model & Eating Competence Model for the management of problem feeding behaviours. 

Charlyn places a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and family-centred care. She understands that there is a lot of nutrition information out there and it can be confusing to try and separate fact from fiction. Therefore, she has sifted through the research and will offer you and your family simple, practical solutions that you can implement easily. She will show you how to base your family’s diet around healthy, wholesome foods and create meals that works for the whole family.

Having a young family of her own, Charlyn understands the challenges of parenthood and gets what you are going through. She had first-hand experience in managing her child with multiple food intolerances. Charlyn is extremely passionate about normalising feeding and helping families enjoy mealtimes. She believes that helping children develop a positive relationship with food can have a lasting impact on their overall health in the long-term. Having a nutritionally balanced diet will allow your child to grow to their full potential and optimise their immune system and gut health. Paediatric Dietitian.

How We Can Help

Our consultation includes a full assessment of your child’s nutrition and overall health status. Charlyn will help you understand your child’s nutritional needs, provide you with strategies on managing their condition and how to widen your child’s acceptance of a range of food. We will discuss ideas for main meals, snacks and lunchboxes and recipes for family meals.

If a member of the family requires a specialised diet due to allergies or intolerances, Charlyn will provide you with practical advice on ensuring that the whole family is having a nutritionally balanced diet. Read more about food allergies here.

Charlyn is experienced in many aspects of child and family nutrition including: Paediatric Dietitian.

Infant and Toddler Nutrition

  • Breastfeeding or formula feeding
  • Post-discharge nutrition for preterm infants
  • Introduction to solids
  • Growth concerns
  • Food refusal or feeding difficulties
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Reflux
  • Gastrointestinal issue (e.g. diarrhoea, constipation)
  • Nutrient deficiency e.g. iron deficiency
  • General infant and toddler nutrition

Child and Adolescent Nutrition

  • Food refusal or feeding difficulties
  • Growth faltering
  • Iron deficiency
  • Nutrient deficiency (e.g. iron deficiency)
  • Gastrointestinal issue (e.g. diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel disease, coeliac disease)
  • Weight management
  • Body image issues
  • Diabetes  (Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes)
  • Tube feeding
  • Disability nutrition, including autism and ADHD
  • General child and adolescent nutrition

Charlyn works with other paediatric specialists so she can refer your child for further assessment and support if required.

Create a healthy start for your child