For Referrers

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Referral Information

Dietitians at ChildD do not need a referral to see patients but it can assist in assessment of clinical history. ChildD dietitians send and receive correspondence via Medical Objects.

Patients with private health insurance can claim using their Health Insurance Company. Patients with a chronic disease can claim from Medicare with a Chronic Disease Management plan or Team Care Arrangements referral. Patients can claim up to $56 for up to 5 Allied Health services per calendar year. Further information can be found here

For Health Professionals

Unique Education Programs

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’ Nelson Mandela.

ChildD is Australia’s leading group of paediatric Dietitians. We are passionate about supporting and educating health professionals to provide the best possible care to children.

With more than 70 years combined experience in paediatric dietetics, the Education Team has developed a unique program that is the first of its kind in Australia. Delivered in partnership with Dietitians Australia, our National Paediatric Dietetic Training Course aims to help qualified Health Professionals understand dietetic management in children.

ChildD Also Delivers:

  • Bespoke education and training packages on a variety of nutrition-related topics to meet the needs of specific audiences
  • Nutrition presentations and webinars
  • Food industry consultation
  • Menu review and analysis for childcare settings, schools, healthcare facilities, and restaurants.
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National Paediatric Dietetic Training Course

The first of its kind in Australia, this unique program has been designed to educate health professionals in the basics and complexities of dietetic management in children.

Gaining national and international recognition as the most relevant and practical program available, the course aims to give health professionals the skills to confidently care for paediatric patients in everyday practice.

The Program Is Open to:

  • Qualified Dietitians
  • Student Dietitians
  • Health professionals (including community midwives, nurses, and allied health)
  • GPs and other medical officers with a special interest in paediatrics

Why Choose This Course?

It is designed and delivered by ChildD's experienced paediatric dietitians. In addition to our clinical team we have other facilitators listed below.

The National Paediatric Dietetic Training Course aims to increase your confidence in working with children. Alongside this;

  • Improve your knowledge of basic paediatric nutrition management.
  • Give you a comprehensive understanding of paediatric nutrition management for various conditions and diseases
  • Ensure you are up-to-date with current recommendations, guidelines, and evidence-based literature in paediatric nutrition.
  • Grow your network of Health Professionals working in paediatrics

We present each module in a dynamic face-to-face environment over two days using workshops, lectures, discussions, and case studies. Some pre-course work is required to help you gain the most benefit from the course.

Current COVID requirements mean that all modules are currently run via Zoom— ChildD Education Team endeavour to make these modules as interactive and group-focused as possible despite the remote learning.

Meet Our Facilitators

Ayala Rogany

Ayala Rogany has been a clinical paediatric dietitian for over 12 years, and is currently the Clinical Leader of Paediatric Obesity services in Queensland. Ayala is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, and throughout her professional career has provided upskilling, mentoring and education for student and new graduate dietitians, including university lectures to a number of dietetics courses within South East Queensland in the areas of paediatric nutrition and leadership.

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Julia Fox

Julia Fox has been a clinical paediatric dietitian for over 12 years and is currently the Clinical Leader of Dietetic Services for Surgical and Gastroenterology services at a large tertiary hospital in Queensland. Julia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and in addition to her hospital work runs a small private dietetic practice on Brisbane’s Northside.

Catherine Bonifant

Catherine Bonifant has been a clinical paediatric dietitian for over 15 years, and in addition to private consultant work, is currently the Clinical Leader of Dietetic Services for Medical services at a large tertiary hospital in Queensland. Catherine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and an active member of the Dietitians Association of Australia.

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Improving the Health of Your Patients

The team at ChildD are all Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) and together have over 70 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 is 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 Dietitians 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 University Of Queensland.
Our passion for paediatric dietetics is second-to-none!

Start your child on the path to better health. Want to know more? Call 0434 075 880 today!