Ms Margot Leeson-Smith
Margot Leeson-Smith provides nutrition and health advice for infants, children and adolescents. She supports families to make positive dietary changes and to manage dietary issues.
Margot completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics major) at the Queensland University of Technology in 2016, and achieved Second Class Honours. She is a Provisional Accredited Practicing Dietitian and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Her clinical experience and volunteering have seen her spend time at the Ipswich Hospital, Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, Kids Dig Food, Kitchen Hero and the Crèche and Kindergarten Association, Caboolture.
Having always led an active and healthy life, including time as a sports coach to children, Margot understands the importance that nutrition plays in everyone’s lives. Nutrition has a role to play in helping children to reach their developmental milestones, allowing them to grow and achieve their best. It also has a very important role to play in the management of many diseases.
Margot can offer advice and assistance with the management of:
- weight management
- malnutrition and growth concerns
- introduction of solids
- vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- fussy eaters
- sports nutrition
- therapeutic diets
- food allergies and intolerances
Margot applies an evidence-based approach to the nutritional care she provides, and she individualises her advice and support to suit the differing needs of the children and families she sees. Her advice is also budget friendly and suited to those with dietary preferences, such as vegetarians and vegans.
Margot works in partnership with other paediatric health professionals at Paeds in a Pod as part of our holistic approach to healthcare.
You can read more about pediatric dietary requirements and issues at these websites: