About Kristy

From an early age, I’ve always had the desire to make the world a better place, by helping people heal physically, emotionally and mentally. This passion grew when I lived in Pakistan as a child, while my parents worked as missionaries.

I’m particularly passionate and experienced in maternal and paediatric nutrition, having worked extensively with pre-natal and post-natal mothers, as well as with babies and children, specializing in child nutrition.

As the doting mother of an active toddler, I have experienced first-hand the struggles that many mothers go through when breastfeeding. 

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This has led to a strong desire to learn as much as I can to assist other mothers in being able to breastfeed their children confidently, and comfortably, reducing anxiety and fear about this learned skill.

I have an extensive and diverse health and nutrition background and have trained, worked and volunteered across various areas of health, sharing my knowledge and passion for women & children with the world.

I am an expert in Infant and Young Child Feeding. Following in my parents’ footsteps, I continue to work with humanitarian organisations including the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and ICRC (Red Cross). Over the last 8 years I have managed malnutrition feeding centers and running maternal and child health and nutrition programs in Albania, Cambodia and parts of Africa. 

My Achievements, Registrations & Certificates include:

  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian (Dietitians Association of Australia)

  • Certified Ambulance Paramedic and Industrial Paramedic (over 15 years experience as a Senior Ambulance Paramedic for St. John’s Ambulance, WA)

  • Trained in paediatric clinical dietetics through the Dietitians Association of Australia and Monash University

  • Completed training in food allergies with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

  • Approved SOS (sequential-oral-sensory) Feeding Therapist for picky eaters and problem feeders

  • Breastfeeding Counsellor – I am so passionate about breastfeeding that I am furthering my studies in this area and am currently training to be an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant to better support mothers in providing optimum nutrition to their child, with a goal of taking the International Board of Lactation Consultants Examiners (IBLCE) exam in the future

  • Masters in International Health                                   

  • Post-graduate Degree in Health Science,Dietetics (Honours)                             

  • Bachelor of Health Science,Nutrition and Food Science,                                             

  • Bachelor of Science, Double Major – Physiology/Anatomy & Human Biology,               

  • Advanced Diploma, Health Science (Ambulance Pre-Hospital Care)

  • Worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO), ICRC (Red Cross), UNICEF and other humanitarian organisations.


Want To Learn More?

GET TO KNOW ME & MY JOURNEY, THROUGH MY BLOG!

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THE FIRST 1000 DAYS

THE TIME FROM PRE-CONCEPTION TO A CHILD TURNING TWO YEARS OLD OFFERS A UNIQUE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY THROUGH NUTRITION AND BREASTFEEDING, TO BUILD THE OPTIMAL FOUNDATIONS FOR LONG TERM HEALTH, GROWTH, AND NEURODEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN.

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