Natalie Strachan

Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist

Free Discovery Call

This is a 15 minute phone call to discuss your nutrition concerns and to see if my services are right for your needs. It's totally free and is recommended prior to first-time bookings.

Picky eating

Picky Eating Consultation

1 hour Initial Assessment: €90  

30 min Follow-up: €45

Picky eating consultations take place over video call. Calls are secured with end-to-end encryption to ensure privacy and security. Beforehand I'll ask you to complete a feeding history form, a medical history form, a sensory history form and a food diary. The information you provide on these helps me to get a better understanding of your child's challenges with eating. Completing the forms prior to the consultation means that we can get the most out of our consultation time!

I'll provide you with an assessment of your child's current nutrition including a comprehensive nutrient report. If there are areas where nutrition can be improved we'll discuss diet-based recommendations that can help. These recommendations are based on the foods your child currently manages to eat, so that they can be put into action immediately to help them get the nutrition they need for healthy growth and development. 

Appointments can also include strategies to help address picky eating. These strategies aim to gradually increase the range and volume of foods that your child enjoys, and to reduce meal-time stress and anxiety. You'll learn skills based on the principles of the SOS Approach to Feeding, an evidence-based programme grounded on the understanding that when a child doesn't eat there are underlying reasons for this and it's not "all in their head". Eating is the most complex physical task that humans do as it involves all organ systems, all muscles and all 8 senses to be working together - it's something we have to LEARN to do. Every meal is a class where parents are the professors, children are the students, and food is the subject! 

General Nutrition Consultation

1 hour Initial Assessment: €90     

30 min Follow-up: €45 

General Nutrition consultations take place over video call. Calls are secured with end-to-end encryption to ensure privacy and security. Prior to the call I'll ask you to complete a medical history form and - if appropriate - a food diary. The service is suitable for children and adults wishing to deal with a medical condition and/or develop a healthier relationship with food. I've support clients in managing a range of conditions including IBS, coeliac disease, allergies (e.g. non IgE milk allergy), intolerances (e.g. lactose intolerance), heart disease, dysphagia, poor appetite, ARFID and disordered eating patterns. I've also worked with people wishing to gain/lose weight, and have provided nutritional rehabilitation guidance following COVID-19 infection. 

I'll provide a nutritional assessment taking into account your current and previous health history, diet, and lifestyle factors. We'll discuss where adaptations can be made to improve your nutrition & wellbeing, and explore how you can put these into action. If a meal plan works for you I can provide this. However, a more flexible approach can also be successful!  Nutrition and health are about the long-term, so you'll learn skills for maintaining the changes you've made.

You'll also have optional access to your own online portal to log your foods, moods and exercise and to see how your choices affect the balance of health - some people find this motivating, while others prefer a more hands-off approach to nutrition. However you choose to begin your nutrition journey, I will guide you with tailored advice, based on scientific evidence, and support you in reaching your health goals.