TLC-WA’s Accredited Practising Dietitian, Niki, is passionate about all aspects of diet and nutrition for both children and adults. When it comes to food, everyone has varying likes, dislikes and unique circumstances that affect their ability to eat nutritiously. During her initial assessment, Niki takes the time to get to know her client and build a thorough understanding of their personal situation and the dietary difficulties they face individually and as a family.
Niki works collaboratively with her clients and their family members to establish achievable short and long-term goals. She helps them build an understanding of nutrition and educates them on how significant improvements can sometimes be made by making small, dietary changes. Niki believes there are many different ways to achieving a healthy diet and helps her clients learn how often well-accepted, but overlooked, foods can be better utilised to fill nutritional gaps.
Niki is a strong believer that meal times are so much more than a way of getting the energy, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals we need. They are about tucker, talk and togetherness and, to this end, food can have many layers of meaning that can be tapped into when tackling fussy or problem eaters. She works with parents and families to help build a greater understanding of the meaning of food in addition to addressing the practical aspects of what is going on the plate.
At TLC-WA, we work with clients across all age groups to address a diverse range of food, diet, nutrition and eating related difficulties. We are committed to incorporating evidence based techniques as well as maintaining up to date knowledge and training on the most widely proven interventions from around the world. As an allied health private practice, we’re also able to build a multi-disciplinary team around a client, tackling their eating and nutritional challenges from an holistic perspective.
Our Dietetics areas of specialisation include: