Special Interest in Childhood Nutrition
I experienced first-hand the life changing impact that nutrition had on my wellbeing. At the age of 5, after much force feeding by mother, I remember deciding that I had to start obeying her and had to start eating.
In just a couple of months I went from being a slight frame to being very overweight. In following years, my mother continued to force feed me whilst putting me on every diet she found to help me lose weight. By the age of 14, I reached 100kg. Let it be said, my mother did the best she could within the limits of her own experiences. At the age of 16, I made a conscious decision to lose weight once and for all. I lost 30kg and set out to find a way to keep my weight in a healthier place. And so I went on to study Nutrition at The University of Sydney.
When I became a mother, my first son was very difficult to feed and vomited daily beyond the age of 2. After seeking much professional support and seeing a very unhelpful doctor telling me my son was having me on, that day, overwhelmed and exhausted, to my horror I found myself force feeding my son.
Making sense of my own experiences has given me invaluable insight into the reality of your experiences. I have always had the perceptive nature to do good and a strong desire to give. I love learning and making sense of experiences and information. I believe this process can lead to very satisfying ‘a-ha moments’ and can lead to well-worth changes that just make life better.
From 2013, I expanded my knowledge in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics as well as going into depth in the area of feeding children (Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding). I have also completed amazing learning in the Non-diet Approach which I believe is key for finding long term, peaceful, fulfilling nutrition resolutions to health and wellbeing.
As a paediatric dietitian and mother, I empathise when it comes to the many challenges parents may face when it comes to feeding their child. Even more challenging if the child: is fussy/picky or literally running away from food, needs to be followed around all day to be fed, significantly not tracking on growth charts, not gaining weight, overweight, or reacting to food.
I am genuinely caring. I create a sincere, honest, neutral and non-judgemental space for you to be able to openly explore your own story. I invite you to connect with me to get support for you and your child. Together, we can look at your child holistically and assess, identify and understand what may be influencing your child’s eating experience, skills and behaviour; to enable steps that may help improve the feeding challenges and have your child progressively eating better.
Ines is experienced with, and particularly interested in helping the following conditions:
- Food chemical intolerance and food allergy
- Problems with feeding/fussy eating in children
- Healthy weight
- Nutrition for the Sporty child
- Bariatric support (pre & post)