Our Dietitians work with families to assess and provide provide practical strategies for improving their child’s nutrition. Whether it be fussy eating, an eating disorder, tube feeding or food allergies, our Dietitians are able to help families enjoy mealtimes again with individualised therapy plans and close monitoring of children’s progress.

Dietitians

JODIE MCGOUGH

Jodie graduated with a Master of Dietetic Practice from La Trobe University in 2016. She has completed further studies in paediatric nutrition through the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. Jodie has an interest in working with children of all ages and can assist with a range of nutritional concerns including fussy eating, gastrointestinal issues, and allergies and intolerances. When she’s not at work, Jodie enjoys cooking, playing netball and spending time with friends and family. Jodie works at our Kensington clinic.

BROOKE HARCOURT

Dr Brooke Harcourt APD AN PhD, is a paediatric and maternal dietitian and nutritionist with over a decade of experience in childhood nutrition and metabolism conditions. She enjoys working with infants, children and teens that might need help learning how to eat different textures or expanding their food vocabulary, help maintaining a healthy growth curve; either overweight or underweight, or those that are struggling with disordered eating patterns. Brooke specialises in neurodevelopmental behavioural conditions including ASD and ADHD, sensory processing disorders, tube weaning, allergies/intolerances, and feeding therapy.

Brooke is available for private dietetic consultations and feeding therapy at Kensington.

PhD (Medicine) (Monash University) BNutDiet(Hons) (Monash University), BSc(Hons) (Monash University) (Endocrine Immunology), GradCert Clinical Paediatric Dietetics (CALDAA), SOS Feeding Therapy, Lactation Counselling, GradCert Public Health Nutrition (Deakin).

 

Jessie Pearson (mat leave)

Jessie graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours). She is also a qualified primary school teacher and taught for over six years prior to becoming a dietitian. Jessie has worked across multiple settings including hospitals, community health, aged-care, and private practice. She is passionate about helping kids develop a healthy relationship with food and learning that eating and cooking is fun! Jessie believes that taking the time to develop rapport with her patients is important to ensure she provides tailored advice suitable to their individual needs. She also loves to bake for friends and family! Jessie is currently on maternity leave.

Leticia Jose

Leticia works at our Ormond site.

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