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.



Ivan is a paediatric dietitian and feeding therapist who graduated with a Master of Dietetics in Monash University in 2019. He is passionate about paediatric nutrition and enjoys working with children of all ages. Ivan has completed further studies in paediatric nutrition through the RCH and the SOS approach to feeding.

Ivan’s area of interest includes fussy eating, underweight and nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal disorders and feeding therapy. Ivan enjoys cooking and creating recipes for children to explore foods.

Ivan is available for dietetic consultation and feeding therapy at our Cheltenham clinic.


Samantha is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), who graduated with a Master of Dietetics from Deakin University. Since graduating, she has developed a keen interest in paediatrics, in particular how feeding therapy and responsive feeding can impact children’s relationship with food later in life.

Samantha aims to make mealtimes as stress-free as possible for the family, instead creating a fun, engaging environment in-clinic where exploring your food is permitted. This includes creating a mess and playing with it!

Samantha enjoys working with families to develop sustainable habits that will ensure good nutrition into adulthood. But also takes a holistic approach to nutrition, in which all foods fit as part of the journey to eat more!

Samantha is based at our Cheltenham site Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Rebecca is based at our Kensington site Wednesdays – Fridays.

Isabella Hourihan

Isabella is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who has graduated with a Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science and  a Master of Dietetics from Deakin University. Isabella has a keen interest in feeding therapy for paediatric clients, to aid with fussy eating, sensory aversions, gastrointestinal issues and food intolerances. Responsive feeding therapy is also offered to help parents and caregivers take part in the sessions and assist with productive mealtimes. Isabella encourages you to get your hands dirty, every sense when it comes to trying and growing confidence with new foods (even if it means more washing up!).

Isabella enjoys taking the journey with families to ensure they are equipped with the skills and behaviours to make long lasting eating behaviours and habits. For Isabella, every bite is a success!
Isabella’s working days are Monday and Tuesday.  Isabella will start Saturdays at Cheltenham from 2024.