Laurette Cummins

BSc (Human Nutrition)
Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
New Zealand Registered Dietitian

I am a New Zealand registered Dietitian and have worked in both NZ and the United Kingdom, predominantly in paediatrics and maternal nutrition. I have experienceworking in outpatient and community clinics and have worked for a charity planning and delivering community based practical cooking courses for children, pregnant women and people with type 2 diabetes.

As a mother of three pre-schoolers I understand that there can be challengesaround food,and meal times,and thatfamiliesneed practical ideas that fit in with a busy family life. I am keen to help children and their families achieve optimal health and nutrition throughfun and stress free mealtime experiences that makefood and eating enjoyable.

My special interests includecommon food and nutrition related paediatric (infant, child and adolescent) conditions and maternal nutrition.

  • Complementary feeding/first foods (textures, what to introduce and when)
  • General healthy eating for childhood and fussy toddlers
  • Growth concerns
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Food Allergies and Intolerance (including maternal dietary exclusions for breastfeeding mums)
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Eating well for pregnancy

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