I have helped many people with various levels of ability to gain the benefits of improving their diet. From weight gain and texture modified diets to weight management, heart health and diabetes. I can help you and your carer’s understand how food affects your body and help you make some healthy changes.
I offer individualised pictured and laminated meal plans with copies for all carers as well as various other tools to help you achieve a healthy diet such as individually tailored motivation charts and a pictured shopping list.
I am an NDIS approved Provider for both Dietitian consults and Personal Training sessions. Please make contact to find out what is required in your NDIS plan.
With training in the fussy eating SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach, I can offer some practical tips you can use to help your child progress to a wider and more nutritionally balanced diet including foods the whole family eats.
I find too many times diet is not considered early enough for the reasons behind fussy eating behaviours, particularly in those people who have difficulty expressing how they feel. With my diet detective skills I can help to identify any underlying issues around why your child is fussy and direct you to the appropriate investigations. This may also include Elimination diets if all other medical causes have been ruled out or there is a strong indication food may be contributing.
Autism and ADHD diets
Gluten and casein free diets as well as additive free diets are a popular concept these days. Unfortunately there is not enough evidence to suggest these diets work for the majority of ASD and ADHD clients. However, there is some evidence for those people with ASD and ADHD who are food intolerant that their gut problems, behaviour and learning can improve on a diet that is individually tailored for them. I will take into account all the food components a person can be intolerant to and help you modify your child’s diet to suit their needs. This may involve Elimination diets.
Group homes, Day programs, Work place talks
I offer nutrition education sessions to staff regarding healthy eating, shopping and cooking. For group homes I can provide menu assessments, review and development tailoring the menu to suit the varied needs of all the residents and maintaining a wide variety.