Rebecca Disher

B. Hlth Sci (Nut & Diet) (Hons), APD Accredited Practising Dietitian & Sports Dietitian, B App Sci (HMS) (Hons)
Sports/Paediatric Dietitian

As a mother myself, I understand the anxieties many parents face around providing correct nutrition for their children. As infants grow and develop, it is important that they receive all the nutrients they need to ensure optimum health and a good foundation for future years as growth accelerates.

Being a parent, I also recognise the difficulties we all face with juggling the demands of everyday life.  I work closely with all my patients to assist in developing realistic goals and achievable strategies. Through education and guidance, I encourage a whole-family approach to healthy eating that can meet everyone’s needs.

Is Your Food-Allergic Child’s Diet Nutritionally Balanced?

A balanced, nutrient-rich diet is vital for a child’s growth a development and removing certain foods due to an allergy or intolerance can lead to the loss of important nutrients.

Food avoidance over time will require working with a dietitian to introduce alternative safe sources of nutrients to replace those removed from the child’s diet.

Working with our Allergy specialists within the Paeds in a Pod practice, we can develop a plan to ensure this is achievable for your child.

Experience:

As an accredited practising dietitian and qualified sports paediatric dietitian, I have been working with infants, toddlers, teenagers and families for the past 6 years.

My areas of specialty include:

  • failure to thrive
  • fussy eating
  • aversions and feeding difficulties using SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) training
  • introduction to solid
  • vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • weight management (loss/gain)
  • allergies and intolerance
  • sports nutrition

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) (Hons); Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement studies) (Hons); Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Additional Resources:

Australian Government:  National Health and Medical Research Council (Department of Health and Ageing) – https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/eating-well/healthy-eating-throughout-all-life/healthy-eating-infants-children-and-teenagers

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA): information for patients, consumers and carers – www.allergy.org.au

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) – https://daa.asn.au/

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