Kathleen  Perrone - Paediatric & Maternal Dietitian

Kathleen Perrone

Paediatric & women's health dietitian

Kathleen is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with many years experience working with children and families.

Kathleen currently works both publicly in community health and privately. She is currently the Paediatric Dietitian within the Child Development team in a Melbourne community health service. 

She has completed the Royal Children's Hospital's 'Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics' as well as being trained in the ‘Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding’ (a therapy for very fussy eaters/problem feeders). She has also completed training in Ellyn Satter's Feeding Dynamics Model.

Kathleen loves working with children and their families to assist them in meeting their nutritional needs and support them in developing positive relationships with food and their bodies. The goal is happy, harmonious mealtimes!

Kathleen also has a strong interest in breastfeeding and is passionate about helping mums achieve their breastfeeding goals. She is a Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association and is currently undertaking further studies to certify as a Lactation Consultant to further assist families in the area of breastfeeding and lactation nutrition.

As a mother of two young boys, Kathleen appreciates first hand the challenges of feeding young children and the need for easy to implement, practical recommendations.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics - Deakin University

Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics - Royal Children's Hospital

Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education - Australian Breastfeeding Association

SOS Approach to Feeding - Accredited Practitioner

Professional Accreditation and Memberships

Dietitian's Association of Australia (DAA) - Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) status

Health Professional member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association