Speech Pathology in Melbourne

Kathleen Perrone - Paediatric Dietitian


We are thrilled to welcome Kathleen to our clinic. 

Kathleen Perrone is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with many years of experience working publicly in community health and privately. She is the Paediatric Dietitian within the Child Development team in a community health service in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She also runs her private practice – Healthy Start Nutrition. She has completed the Royal Children's Hospital 'Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics' as well as being trained in the ‘Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding’ (a therapy for very fussy eaters/problem feeders). She has also completed training in Ellyn Satter's Feeding Dynamics Model.

Kathleen loves working with children and their families to assist them in meeting their nutritional needs and support them in developing positive relationships with food. The goal is happy, harmonious mealtimes! Kathleen is also passionate about helping mums achieve their breastfeeding goals. She is breastfeeding counsellor for the Australian Breastfeeding Association and is currently undertaking further studies to certify as a Lactation Consultant to further assist families in this area.

As a mother of two young boys, Kathleen appreciates first-hand the challenges of feeding young children and the need for easy to implement, practical recommendations and support.

Please call Kathleen directly to make an appointment. Information about her services for women and children can be found here:http://www.healthystartnutrition.com.au