WELCOME TO
GLOW & GROW

our approach

Our services aim to help your child improve their relationship with food, by supporting their curiosity, internal motivation and skills around interacting with food.

We respect your child’s sense of autonomy and place great importance on building rapport and engaging with their unique interests.

Our Paediatric Dietitians are informed by the Non-Diet Approach and Neurodiversity Affirming perspectives. They believe that individuals living with any type of body, and any type of brain, deserve access to therapeutic spaces that prioritise acceptance and a sense of safety. 

We are available to support children and adolescents in clinic, online or in the comfort of your home. 

SERVICES

We offer support for toddlers and children experiencing nutrition related difficulties, such as the below:

  • Poor appetite or concerns associated with physical growth and development

  • Nutritional deficiencies

  • Feeding differences (sometimes referred to as extreme picky eating)

  • Challenging family meals

  • Gut health concerns, such as constipation

Our support may help you and your child with:

  • Understanding barriers to eating and/or drinking

  • Addressing nutritional and/or growth concerns

  • Positive mealtime experiences

  • Mealtime routine and structure, if that feels helpful

  • Opportunities to engage with new foods, with safe foods present

  • Using neutral language around food

  • Working with your child’s support network – medical professionals, allied health, schools

meet our paediatric dietitians

Danielle Bell: Dietitians

DANIELLE BELL

NDIS MANAGER & ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN
(BSC, MNUTRDIET)

Danielle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who strives to help her clients improve their quality of life. Whatever that means to them. She completed her studies at the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Metabolism & Neuroscience) and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Utilizing the Non-Diet Approach®, Danielle offers an alternative view, helping individuals experience more trust and less stress about their food decisions. Danielle brings this perspective to her key areas of work, including:

  • Nutrition rehabilitation and support for individuals living with disabilities (NDIS) (malnutrition, enteral feeding, gut health concerns)

  • Supporting Autistic individuals with their relationship with food

  • Individual treatment for adults living with an eating disorder, including those with co-occurring gut health concerns 

  • Individual treatment for adolescents experiencing disordered eating or a challenging relationship with food 

In her downtime Danielle enjoys discovering new waterside walking tracks, listening to podcasts, befriending animals or sharing a coffee with loved ones.

FAYE LEVINE

ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN (BSC CLINICAL NUTRITION)

Faye is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (BSc Clinical Nutrition) who has a passion for health, nutrition, happiness, and helping others. Faye brings this same passion into client care with an all-foods-fit approach.  She believes learning to trust your body and nourish yourself can bring growth and a deeper connection to those values you hold dear.

Faye aims to encourage balance and self-compassion through talking with clients on their relationship with food, and why change is important to them while following evidenced-based guidelines in interventions for their health concerns. 

Faye has worked closely with people with food and body image concerns, disordered eating, antenatal and post-natal nutrition, and IBS. She incorporates Intuitive Eating strategies, daily mindfulness, breathwork, and encourages Satter’s Division of Responsibility for family nutrition and fussy eating.

Faye graduated from the University of California, Davis (BSc Clinical Nutrition) and completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Houston, Texas. Faye has credentialling in the USA and Australia with a background in foodservice, as well as acute and community care and private practise.

Faye is a HAES® aligned, weight-inclusive practitioner and avid about offering Non-Diet strategies to help facilitate self-management for clients.  By aiming to understand what values are important to clients, Faye can assist in nutrition education, wellbeing needs and a steady approach to food selections.

Faye is a food lover, mother and yoga junkie.  When at home she enjoys gardening, cooking, and baking with her little teachers and loves travelling and outdoors adventures.

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VERENA VAICIURGIS

ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN (MNUTRDIET)

Verena is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a compassionate nature and passion for supporting and empowering all people to develop sustainable and positive relationships with food and their bodies.  She provides holistic and inclusive nutritional support in partnership with her clients, with a weight-neutral approach to health and wellbeing.

Verena is an avid foodie who cherishes the social and cultural joy that food brings to our lives, as well as its role in nourishing our mind and body. She believes food is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated!

Verena has a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Wollongong and is currently completing a PhD exploring the nutritional health of socially disadvantaged individuals. She is a member of the Mental Health Dietitian’s Network and volunteers as a dietitian to support individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

Verena’s special interests include weight-inclusive health, nutrition for mental health, gut health, intuitive eating, public and community health, inclusion health, disordered eating, chronic dieting and emotional eating, paediatric nutrition, fussy eating, general nutrition and women’s health (PCOS).

In her spare time Verena enjoys a good local market, being in nature with her shoes off and spending time with family, friends and her dog Winston.

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