Hi, I'm Melinda
Working in private practice over the past 10 years I have developed a strong passion for early life & child nutrition. I love being able to support families to feel more confident navigating the early years from preconception through to childhood.
I have a special interest in paediatric food allergies and gut health. I know how overwhelming and stressful it can be as a parent trying to get to the bottom of what is triggering your baby or child’s symptoms whether that be abnormal poops, bloating, tummy pain, reflux or eczema. I also know how frightening it can be as a parent if your child does have a food allergy. I am here to take the confusion out of what is causing your baby or child’s symptoms and help you feel confident nourishing them so they can grow and thrive.
With my experience working in a multidisciplinary early intervention paediatric clinic I’m also able to assist parents with feeding difficulties and disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have completed the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding training program and use their framework within my sessions. I love being able to help parents overcome stressful mealtimes and support their children to feel comfortable trying new foods and eating more variety.
When working with clients I have a gentle approach helping them to feel comfortable to open up and discuss their concerns. I provide clients with practical personalised evidence-based strategies to optimise either their own or their child’s nutrition and overall health.
In my spare time I enjoy baking, going for a run, relaxing with a book and playing with my two young nieces.