Hi, I’m Caroline O’Connor, I’m a mum of four kids and a registered dietitian.
I am lucky to have worked as a registered dietitian for over 15 years, in both the public and private sectors, in clinical practice and in health promotion. I’ve worked with people of all ages and enjoyed it all.
Since becoming a parent however, what I’m most passionate about is getting children off to the best possible start in life with good nutrition and positive eating habits.
I strongly believe that every child deserves the chance to grow into a healthy adult and it’s well known that what a child eats when they are young and the feeding habits they develop will affect their health not just today but also as an adult of tomorrow.
Qualifications and Affiliations
I have a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Trinity College/DIT. I am a member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (www.indi.ie) and am registered with CORU- the Irish body responsible for regulating health and social care professionals (www.coru.ie). I have a special interest in food allergy, resulting from my own children’s food allergies, and have undertaken further study in food allergy at Imperial College London as well as being involved in developing national resources for food allergy management.
I offer parents one to one feeding consultations for their babies and children of all ages.
Some concerns frequently addressed include:
- Suspected or diagnosed food allergies
- Coeliac Disease
- Fussy Eating
- Concerns about your baby or child’s growth (poor weight gain/growth or overweight)
- Advice on starting and progressing through weaning
- General advice on establishing good family feeding practices