Child's Healthy Eating Consultation (available in-person / online)
This means meeting with you, for up to 1 hour initially, in my home office in Galway City. This allows quick access to my well-stocked fridge, freezer and pantry so that you can see products first hand, taste samples etc. Of course, we can Skype as well, if that's suits better.
The first consultation focuses on the food diary of the child(ren). A food diary involves all meals, snacks and drinks for 3 days. This is to ensure I get a better picture of your child(s) unique starting point. Then this helps me to determine patterns, preferences and dislikes, in terms of textures, tastes, colours etc.
Follow-up (usually within 3-4 weeks)
We often find challenges arise when we start to do things differently. This is why follow-up appointments are so fundamental to keep you motivated and support you in the transition period. At the follow-up consultation:
Progress to date and anything relevant that came up since the last meeting
The next steps for sustaining success in the long term
I can also go through a brief questionnaire with you to establish if we should also look at other aspects of health like immunity, digestion etc.
Follow-up is recommended until you feel your goals and priorities have been met.
One-off consultations can result in worthwhile progress e.g.
- a step-by-step strategy to deal with the overfocus on treats
- specific ways to neutralise dessert
- recommending better food products and sweet alternatives.