CHILDREN AND TEEN NUTRITION
From toddlers to teenagers, I help you support your child's physical and mental health using nutrition
Concentration and behaviour concerns are increasingly identified as issues for children and young people today. Breakfasts high in sugar, and diets low in Omega 3 fats are just two of the many ways nutrition can impact symptoms. I can help you make changes to your child's food intake that can make a big difference to concentration and behaviour both in school and at home.
With weight concerns I have a gentle approach that allows the child to feel listened to and understood. For teenagers this is an incredibly sensitive time and food can become a complicated expression of a child's inner world. Whether you are concerned about your child not eating enough or over eating, there can be a lot of anxiety and it is not always easy for the parents to handle the situation as effectively as they would like.
Skin conditions can be extremely disconcerting and uncomfortable for a child, from eczema in toddlers to acne in teenagers. Foods can be nourishing and healing. I will help you to incorporate these into your weekly food intake, whilst avoiding those foods that cause inflammation and exacerbate the situation.
Food intolerances have become a huge anxiety and concern for parents. Whether you know or just suspect your child has an intolerance to certain food types, I can help you to assess this and make concrete plans that will ensure your child is getting all the right nutrients whilst educating and supporting you to manage their symptoms.
Fussy eating in toddlers can be extremely frustrating and some simple tools can empower parents to manage the daily battle. This is a natural developmental stage and learning how to navigate this smoothly so that you come out the other side as quickly as possible is an important part of parenting. As well as one to one support I also run a Parenting Workshop that you can join.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"My daughter saw Amber for two sessions and since then she has completely transformed her approach to eating and exercise. She originally saw Amber to think more about how she could generally become more healthy- as a teenager she was more aware of healthy eating .
She has now chosen to cut out all junk food, eat only healthy snacks, reduced carb intake and often asks me to make a huge plate of just vegetables for dinner. She is drinking more water which we realised was really lacking in her daily routine and she has increased her exercise routine.
We have been amazed to see that even two sessions have had such a huge impact and without any encouragement from us, she has chosen this independently and been completely self motivated to make these positive changes. She has even helped to get the rest of the family eating less meat and more vegetarian meals so we have all benefited from this wonderful shift."
— Mum of 15 year old