Welcome to ChildD

ChildD was started by a group of experienced Paediatric Dietitians/Nutritionists. We are leaders in the specialised field of nutrition for infants, children and young adults.

Our work has helped countless children and their families to achieve optimal growth and development when managing a range of medical, behavioural and lifestyle issues.
Our team of professional paediatric Dietitians offer the benefits of the latest research, clinical evidence, experience, professionalism, alongside a level of personal commitment and understanding in paediatric nutrition and health found rarely in other services.

Help your child be their best.

At ChildD we are passionate about good health, especially in kids.  Our aim is to provide advice and support for parents so that kids can grow and thrive to be the very best they can be.

We give parents the confidence to know what nutrition is best for their individual child, and offer practical support to achieve it.  No family is the same, no child is the same, and therefore there is not ‘one’ diet that suits every child.

We use evidenced-based nutrition to help guide our recommendations.   But we make it easy to understand and achievable.  As parents ourselves, we recognise that food is a social and family affair, and any goal needs to be manageable and sustainable.

We see infants (including ex-prem), children and teenagers with a range of medical and health conditions.  These include food allergy and intolerances, poor weight gain, fussy or restrictive eating, constipation or gut concerns, sleep disorders and chronic diseases such as obesity.  See below for more information on NDIS services.

We offer face-to-face sessions for families based in, and around, Brisbane.  And for those living regionally we can currently offer Telehealth covered by Private Health Insurance.  Contact us today and help your child grow to be their best!

Support for children and families with disabilities

Caring for a child with a disability can often feel overwhelming.  We understand this, and our Dietitian’s have the skills and experience to provide appropriate and individualised support for your child.  ChildD recognise that no two children are the same and no two families are the same.  But we know we can help your child grow and meet their potential through better nutrition.

We work one-on-one with families and children that have a variety of diagnosed conditions such as;

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ASD
  • ADHD
  • ARFID
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Language disorders

Children with these conditions can find it difficult to eat a wide range of foods, or textures.  Or they may struggle with their weight.  We help improve your child’s diet and overall health, and work alongside your Speech Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist to do this.

For children who live with life-limiting conditions, we pride ourselves on creating a nurturing, calm environment that offers solutions that consider your child’s stage of life and needs.  COVID has meant we offer Telehealth in preference to home-visits for these children, to help you and your family continue to shield.

We are registered with NDIS to see clients who are plan or self managed. For those without NDIS plans, we also accept Team Care Arrangements from GPs.

Improving the health of your patients

The team at ChildD are all Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) and together have over 60 years of experience working in health.  We work with children and families  to achieve sustainable results.  Our referrals come from a broad-health base, including Paediatricians, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Neonatologists, Behavioural Specialists, GPs, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

ChildD are committed to ongoing professional education to ensure we offer up-to-date, evidence-based practice. We are active members of a variety of different health organisations, and have over 60 publications and numerous book chapters to our name.

ChildD are recognised as leaders in paediatrics and offer training for qualified Dietitian’s via our National Paediatric Training Course.  See Health Professionals for upcoming courses.  In addition to this, we support the field of Dietetics by offering yearly student placements, in collaboration with QUT.

Our passion to paediatric dietetics is second-to-none!

Meet Our Specialists

At ChildD we pride ourselves on offering expert guidance to parents and children to help them manage specific nutritional issues. With a combined 70 years of experience in the field, we have the knowledge and skills to offer you and your child the very best of care and advice you can trust.

Professor Robyn Littlewood
Director, ChildD, Paediatric Dietitian
Kathy Beck
Paediatric Dietitian
Dr Suzie Harte
Paediatric Dietitian
Fiona Nave
Paediatric Dietitian

Events

We are strong believers in education for our patients and health professionals

Our events are back on in 2021 (remotely).

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