An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is a professional with a university qualification in nutrition and dietetics and recognised by Australia’s national authority, Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Paediatric Dietitians work with mothers, babies, children and teenagers to provide expert nutrition advice, applying the science of nutrition and the human body to improve one’s health and wellbeing.

Dietetic advice, and clinical treatment is often necessary for children with food allergies and intolerance, anaphylaxis, sensitivity to foods, fussy eating, overeating, ADHD, or children avoiding all or many specific types of foods.

Paediatric Centre Gold Coast Dietitians can provide education and guidance on a range of areas for your family including:

For Mum

  • Fertility preparation through nutrition
  • Nutrition during pregnancy, post-birth, and breastfeeding
  • Food intolerance and allergy
  • Fussy eating
  • How to eat for baby?
  • Recovery post pregnancy – Including Anemia or Gestational Diabetes.
  • Various conditions such as PCOS and Endometrioses, Cystic Fibrosis, Metabolic

For Baby

  • Feeding Therapy
  • Childhood nutrition
  • First foods? What are they?
  • Correct timing for introduction of foods
  • Introducing solids
  • Introduction of foods in presence of high allergy
  • Best foods for best quality of milk production for baby

For Child through to Teenager

  • Fussy Eating
  • Food intolerance and allergy
  • Immune strengthening through nutrition in the presence of illness
  • Managing various illnesses and disease – Coeliac Disease, Diabetes
  • Growth
  • ADD and ADHAD nutritional management
  • Inconsistent bowel movements – Constipation and Diarrhoea
  • Diagnosed nutritional deficiencies
  • Overweight and Anorexia
  • Athletic Sports Nutrition

Our Approach

Your child is a unique individual. At Paediatric Centre Gold Coast we manage both the mother and child’s requirements in a very personalised way. This includes an evidence based clinical approach that is tailored to you and your child’s needs and challenges. We use our Experience, Latest Research, Care, Understanding and Non-Judgemental clinical styles to ensure positive outcomes are always achieved.