My name is Carina Kelleher. I am a registered senior paediatric dietitian. 1996 I graduated from NUIG with a BSc (Gen) Degree- which included a module on nutrition. In 2000, after completing my training in St. James Hospital, I went on to graduate from Trinity College and Kevin Street DIT with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. I have 20 years paediatric experience. I have worked in several areas of paediatric nutrition over the last 20 years, including fussy eating behaviour, weight management, faltering growth, epilepsy and food allergy.
I have a particular interest in the area of paediatric food allergy. I am also the mother to 3 young children, the second of which was diagnosed with early onset eczema and food allergies as an infant. As a result, this has given me a personal insight into the world of paediatric food allergies, and the many challenges that these families often face with regard to dietary eliminations.
I am a fully registered member of CORU, the national registration board. I am also a member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (M.I.N.D.I) and the speciality Paediatric Interest Group.
In theory, we all know we should be trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, from a practical point of view, this can often be difficult to achieve, especially with the demands of work, small children and generally busy lives. In addition, there is the added pressure of trying to provide our families with balanced, nutritious and tasty meals and snacks.
The following is a list of services I provide in my clinic- for all ages and stages.
• Food allergies
• Fussy eaters/food refusal
• Iron deficiency anaemia
• Family centred nutrition advice
• Weight management
• General feeding difficulties
• Nutrition information for schools/childcare facilities especially with regard to food allergies.