We love working with kids and families

Our kids are the most important things in our lives. An amazing source of joy, and often also of anxiety. They depend on us to get the right information and do what is best for them. This is often easier said than done. There is so much information and misinformation out there, it can be difficult to wade through it all to get the right answers.

The dietitians at Choose Nutrition have specialised experience in paediatric dietetics and the understanding that comes from having their own children and are ready help you find the answers you seek.

Many parents choose to see a dietitian privately to avoid unacceptably long waiting lists at public health services. In recognising this we try to keep ‘emergency’ appointment times for children, to ensure they can be seen within a couple of weeks of calling to make a booking.

Where required, we will work closely with your GP, paediatrician and other health professions to investigate and manage your concerns.

We offer face-to-face, phone and Skype consultations (where appropriate) knowing that flexibility is vital for parents of young children and to enable those who find it difficult to travel to Windsor to see the dietitian of their choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

You don’t need a referral to bring your child to see a dietitian. It can be helpful to have one, to ensure we have a full understanding of any medical conditions and previous investigations, but is not necessary.

We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, and so will provide a report to your GP and any other relevant health professionals, regardless of whether you have a referral or not, unless requested not to.

Children with Chronic Conditions may be eligible for Medicare rebates to assist with the costs of consultations. You GP will need to determine if your child is eligible and prepare the appropriate paperwork prior to your appointment.  If you are not sure whether you may be eligible for rebates or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or discuss this with your GP.

We understand that some discussions are better done without your child present, particularly for older children seen for weight management. It is common practice to have the child present for the beginning of the consultation, then have a private chat with mum or dad.

An initial consultation goes for 45-55 minutes and we understand that this is a long time for a young child.

It is preferable that we see your child face-to-face, at least at the first consultation, so we can collect good baseline information. After this, we can decide with you what will be best for future consults.

While we will need to keep track of your child’s weight and height, we do not weigh children at every consultation. This is especially the case since we do not wish to bring an unnecessary focus to weight, since it is only one measure of health – and not always a good one. We are a health-focussed, not weight-focussed, practice.