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Paediatric Dietetics

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Feel Better For Life

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What is it?

Paediatric dietitians provide special dietetic advice and practical guidance to help infants and children with a food allergy, intolerance, sensitivity, or avoiding food behaviours. Working closely with the child’s parents/guardians, family doctor and Allergy Paediatrician, paediatric dietitians help children and their families navigate these challenges and work to normalise life for the children and assist them to remain healthy despite often serious food restrictions.

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How does it work, to heal you?

Food allergies, intolerance, sensitivity and food avoiding behaviours can be stressful for the child, parents and their siblings. Brisbane food allergy dietitian, Jacqui Palmer, is passionate about making a real difference to children and lessening the impact food allergies can have on their day to day lives. When allergies and reactions are well managed, childhood can still be a safe, secure, fun and memorable part of life.

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Why are we different?

We recognise that every infant or child is unique and they all respond differently to allergy and sensitivity interventions. The allergy journey is most effective when a close relationship with the child and parents/guardians develops with the paediatric dietitian so that over time any changes and challenges can be negotiated promptly and effectively. Often children with more severe allergies can benefit greatly from a team approach. Tyack Health has a paediatric team that can assist where recommended which includes: Paediatric Doctors, Paediatric Psychologists, Paediatric Speech Therapist and Paediatric Occupational Therapists.

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While you’re with us, you’ll enjoy:


  • A practitioner with in-depth knowledge and experience
  • Friendly, warm and helpful receptionists
  • Individualised holistic care
  • Private billing
  • Minimal waiting times
  • Comfortable kids corner
 
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Paediatric Dietetic Services Available:


Our dietitians are qualified to advise you on:

  • Managing food sensitivities, including food allergies and intolerances
  • Treating diagnosed nutrient deficiencies
  • Supporting home tube feeding
  • Managing fussy or choosy eating
  • Managing obesity and weight-related issues
  • Managing faltering growth
  • Management of feeding disorders
  • Managing gastrointestinal disease such as Celiac Disease
 
 

Jacqui Palmer

APD (Paediatric Dietitian)

Jacqui's love for food and the significance it plays in our lives as a source of happiness, energy, vitality and social connectedness is what drew her to Nutrition and Dietetics. Over the years she has specialised in Paediatric Dietetics, dedicating her career to working with children facing challenging food issues.

 
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Our Approach


We take an individualised approach that is tailored to you and your child’s needs and challenges:

  • We understand you may be a little overwhelmed and confused with how you can best manage your child’s allergies or sensitivities. Our aim is to alleviate that concern with experienced, understanding and clear guidance.
  • You have come to the right place to regain some control over how your child’s allergies or sensitivities impact your daily family life.
  • You will learn how to better manage your child’s food allergies and food sensitivities as part of your family’s busy schedule.
  • We’ll help your child learn to enjoy food again, rather than see it as the enemy. 
  • We’re experienced, trustworthy, non-judgemental, committed, professional, reliable and supportive.
 

Department Hours & Fees


Paediatric Department  Hours 
Mondays 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Paediatric Consultation Fees 
Initial Consultation $140 (60 minutes)
Review Consultation $80 (30 minutes)

Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged the full consultation fee.Cancellation Policy

We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you can’t make an appointment, please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.

Contact our Reception team on (07) 3249 5333 for further information.