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From pre-conception to 2 years of age, you are responsible for your child’s future long-term health, including their brain development & physical growth through the nutrition you provide.
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About

ABOUT KRISTY

From an early age, I’ve always had the desire to make the world a better place, by helping people heal physically, emotionally and mentally. This passion grew when I lived in Pakistan as a child, while my parents worked as missionaries. 

 

I have extensive and diverse health and nutrition background and have trained, worked and volunteered across various areas of health, sharing my knowledge and passion for women & children with the world.

 

Following in my parents’ footsteps, I continue to work with humanitarian organisations including the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and ICRC (Red Cross). Over the last 8 years I have managed malnutrition feeding centers and run maternal and child health and nutrition programs in Albania, Cambodia and parts of Africa.

 

As an expert in Infant and Young Child Feeding. I’m particularly passionate and experienced in maternal and paediatric nutrition, having worked extensively with pre-natal and post-natal mothers, as well as with babies and children, specializing in child nutrition.

 

I am also a doting mother of an active toddler. I have experienced first-hand the struggles that many mothers go through when breastfeeding. After my own experiences and complications during and after childbirth, I have realised just how little support women have during pregnancy, labour and post-partum in nutrition, physical and mental recovery from labour, and breastfeeding support.

This has led to a strong desire, while helping as much as I can to assist other mothers in being able to breastfeed their children confidently, and comfortably, reducing anxiety and fear about this learned skill. While helping their bodies to nutritionally recover from pregnancy and breastfeeding, so that mums can be healthy, active, energised and feel WHOLE again!

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If you’re looking for a nationally accredited, university trained health professional with a tonne of global experience, then I’m your woman! Check out my qualifications below and be confident that I’ve got your health needs covered.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

My Achievements, Registrations & Certificates include:

  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian (Dietitians Association of Australia)
  • Certified Ambulance Paramedic
  • Trained in paediatric clinical dietetics through the Dietitians Association of Australia and Monash University
  • Trained in food allergies with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
  • Approved SOS (sequential-oral-sensory) Feeding Therapist for picky eaters and problem feeders
  • Breastfeeding Counsellor – currently training to upgrade to be an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Masters in International Health
  • Post-graduate Degree in Health Science, Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Nutrition and Food Science,
  • Bachelor of Science, Double Major – Physiology/Anatomy & Human Biology

THE FIRST 1000 DAYS

The time from pre-conception to a child turning two years old offers a unique window of opportunity through nutrition and breastfeeding, to build the optimal foundations for long term health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan.

Let’s Get Started

To view my full range of services, please click here.

 

Contact Growth Spectrum for Advice or Consultations around Women, Infant and Child Nutrition.

 

I take the confusion and anxiety out of your family’s healthcare, by providing holistic and tailored consultations for both mother and baby combined.

 

Evidence-based care – don’t settle for anything less.

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