Hello everyone and welcome to the Children’s dietitian. My name is Cheryl and I am a registered paediatric dietitian and if you’re watching this video you’re probably looking for some support for the most precious person in your life and I hope I can help you. So you probably want to know a little bit about me before you connect. I am a qualified paediatric dietitian and it’s taken me quite a long time to get to this point. I have 2 degrees, one in human nutrition and one in dietetics, and I’ve also completed some masters credits in paediatric dietetics. Something that all health professionals do is continuous professional development which means we are life long learning. I absolutely love learning whether it be structured courses, reading or learning on the job through clinical practice, and I ensure I keep up to date with emerging research and new guidance. We also do reflective practice where we learn from things that we have done. You can be assured that anything that I help you with is up-to-date, relevant and credible. I’d like to think I have a friendly approach and I try to build very honest relationships with the families I work with. I like to think that people can tell me the good, the bad and the ugly. The more information that we can share with each other the better outcome we have. So ensuring that you trust me as a professional is really important. A couple of facts about me, I have a five-year-old and a baby. Although I am a paediatric dietitian I am a mum and like all mums I’m not perfect. I failed exclusively breastfeeding my first child and I haven’t followed weaning guidance with my second. I followed mum guidance! I know that can be just as useful as clinical guidance sometimes, so parents thoughts and opinions are always taken into account. Parents and families know their children best, so my approach is a shared approach, it’s not dictatorial. You can find out more about me in my bio and you can head over to my social media website for more information. Please find the details on my profile. Thank you for watching.
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