An infant nutritionist and paediatric dietitian can help support babies, toddlers and children to grow and develop with the support of good nutrition. Caren is very experienced in paediatric nutrition and dietetics, especially food allergies and intolerances (including cow’s milk protein allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis). Other areas of interest include faltering growth, and functional gastrointestinal disorders such as constipation and reflux. Working alongside lactation consultants, midwives and child health services, Caren can offer breastfeeding support, advice on appropriate formula choices, preterm infants, introducing solids and allergens, and monitoring baby’s growth and nutritional development. With years of clinical experience, Caren can advise on tube feeding, metabolic disorders, childhood cancers, and other required outpatient nutrition support in Noosa.
Good gut health is the foundation for digestive, immune, mental and general health and wellbeing. There are even strong links between a healthy gut microbiome and mental health! Dietitians and nutritionists can help with advice to restore and rebalance your gut bacteria and function through pre- and probiotic foods, and arrange for personalized microbiome testing. Advice on probiotic supplements and eating to support your microbiome is included in a nutrition consultation, and is incorporated into management strategies for gut-related illnesses.
As a member of Australia’s peak professional body for dietitians specialising in sports nutrition, Caren aims to help active individuals and groups achieve more with good nutrition. Caren is a qualified sports dietitian, with post-graduate certification form the International Olympic Committee and has worked with athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). We can discuss strategies to best fuel your training and race performance, optimise hydration and recovery. Based on International guidelines and regulations, as well as scientific evidence, we can provide advice on the correct use of supplements and ergogenic aids. Sports nutritionists can assist in sweat testing and fluid strategies, planning for travel and competition and recipe modifications.
Providing guidelines for the cornerstones of a good diet and micronutrient/supplement needs is what a dietitian excels a! Beyond this, Caren offers evidence-based advice or suggests suitable referrals for the management of:
- Anemia and micronutrient deficiencies
- Heart disease, cholesterol and hypertension
- Osteoporosis, supporting bone mineral density and healthy ageing
- Nutrition for brain health and mild cognitive impairment
- Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS), and Bowel disease (Chron’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
- Peri-menopausal and menopause support
- Nutritional adequacy with vegan, vegetarian and other unique dietary patterns
- Information on preparing and choosing healthy foods, understanding food labels and eating out.