Charlyn is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Credentialled Diabetes Educator with more than 10 years of clinical experience. She specialises in paediatric and maternal nutrition, specifically the management of gestational diabetes, breastfeeding nutrition, food allergies and intolerances.
In addition to her role as the resident Dietitian & Diabetes Educator at One for Women, Charlyn also runs her own private practice across 4 clinic locations, providing specialist services in the areas of paediatrics, diabetes, allergies and irritable bowel syndrome. Charlyn is an accredited SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Therapist and she specialises is managing fussy eaters and children with feeding difficulties, helping families bring the joy back into mealtimes again.
Prior to working in private practice, Charlyn was the Senior Paediatric & Neonatal Dietitian at Joondalup Health Campus and Senior Diabetes Dietitian at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Charlyn is an active member of the Dietitians’ Association of Australia and she has mentored numerous local and overseas dietitians over the years. She was involved in clinical research and regularly presented at nutrition workshops and conferences nationally.
I am a great believer that our bodies thrive on good nutrition and feeding our bodies with the right fuel can have a profound benefit on our mental and physical health, and the health of our offspring. I am passionate about helping you cut-through the noise and providing you with the most up-to-date, evidence-based nutrition information. I am committed to helping my clients achieve their goals using a sensible, individualised approach that most importantly, produces sustainable outcomes. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. Having been through the rollercoaster journey of being a new mum and trying to navigate through the struggles and challenges of parenthood, I can truly understand what you are going through (or what you are about to go through). Despite being an experienced practitioner and having the knowledge base, I had to tackle the same challenges most parents experienced. The fourth trimester was not easy for me - I had moments of doubt as a new mum and struggled with breastfeeding. I had to undertake elimination diets while breastfeeding my baby with multiple food allergies. As a paediatric dietitian, I struggled to remain calm on some days when my toddler decided that she was not in the mood to sit down at the table and enjoy the dinner I lovingly prepared. In my experience, motherhood is indeed the most challenging job in the world and it takes a village to raise a child. I am very excited to be a part of this world-class, premium maternity service in WA, led by a team of passionate clinicians who are parents themselves. I look forward to working with you and supporting you through this whirlwind journey!