Carin Clegg completed a Bachelor of Science, Nutrition with Honours from the University of Sydney in 2004. She has been an Accredited Practising Dietitian and an active member of the Dietitians Association of Australia since 2005 and a member of the DAA Food Allergy and Intolerance Interest Group and the Nutrition and Disability Interest Group.
Early on in her career Carin worked in Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales obtaining a good grounding in all medical nutrition therapies in the hospital and community setting. Travelling overseas to the United Kingdom she directed her career focus towards paediatrics and allergies. Whilst completing the British Dietetic Association Course; Paediatric Dietetics Module 1: Paediatrics in Infancy and Childhood and the Anaphylaxis Campaign’s Health Professional Allergy Management Course she worked in one stop allergy clinics, paediatric hospital wards and in the community where she also conducted fussy eating groups, weaning groups and cooking classes.
Carin worked at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit with the team that originally developed the RPAH Elimination diet. Over the past 30 years they have been perfecting it’s application as a diagnostic tool to identify food chemicals one is intolerant to and tailoring individualised diets to help clients manage their symptoms better. Carin was also involved with the team to conduct the food allergy and intolerance lecture workshops for university dietetics students.
Carin worked at the Department of Family and Community Service developing the disability dietetic service. Working with clients who have an intellectual disability such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder she gained training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to feeding and collaborated with the Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists to create an SOS based feeding clinic for fussy eaters. Carin also developed the Australia’s Healthy Weight Week for People with Disability Program to tailor the original DAA’s Healthy Weight Week campaign to the disability community.
More recently Carin worked at Royal North Shore Hospital in Community Aged Care gaining experience in geriatric nutrition and was on the Falls Prevention Committee.
Carin understands how hard it is these days to get the right balance in life which is why she completed her fitness training, holding a Cetificate III and IV in Fitness to become a Personal Trainer.
Carin is a greenie at heart, zipping her way towards a zero waste lifestyle and an active member of the Climate and Health Advocacy NSW facebook group. Bright Diets aims to be eco-friendly in as many ways as possible by implementing the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) as well as advocating for change by running workshops on Eating Greener. Carin believes this way of living is not only better for the planet but builds positive food values and knowledge essential to eating a healthy diet.