Evidence supports that good nutrition in a child's early years will lay down the foundations of good health from which it will benefit in its adult years.

Optimum nutrition is important during childhood and adolescence for four major reasons:

  1. It allows a child to grow and develop and reach his or her genetic potential for physical size and intelligence
  2. It allows the child an opportunity to establish healthy eating patterns and food preferences at an early age
  3. A poor quality diet during childhood and adolescence can increase risk of chronic diseases such as osteoporosis and heart disease later in life
  4. Food and diet can affect children's behaviour, learning, concentration, sleep, growth, development and mood.

How Can Kate Help?

Kate can advise you on nutrition for your infant/child as well as work with you and your child through adolescence.

Kate also works with Independent Schools through her business, Independent Nutrition, which aims to assist schools improve the quality of their nutrition provision and raise awareness of nutrition through educational programmes and talks for staff, parents and pupils.

Kate has a special interest in childhood learning disorders and works with parents and their children who are diagnosed with hyperactivity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyspraxia and the autistic spectrum.