Amy Roylance B.App.Sc., B.Nutr.Diet. APD, SOS Trained Feeding Therapist, Dip BF (in progress)
Amy is a highly experienced Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has worked in paediatric health for 15 years.
After graduating from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Amy began her career at tertiary Melbourne hospital, Western Hospital where she worked as a clinical Dietitian for a number of years. In 2010 Amy moved to London where she commenced a specialisation in paediatric dietetics and health. For these years in the UK she worked mostly in parent education, as well as research and development for nationwide, government funded programs and policies.
Through her own pregnancies, breastfeeding and motherhood experience, she developed an interest in supporting and treating women, infants and children. Amy went on to complete additional graduate training in Fertility and Pregnancy Nutrition as well as the Royal Children’s Hospital certificate in Paediatrics Nutrition.
Within paediatrics Amy has a particular interest in first foods and introduction to solids, ensuring nutritional adequacy and variety. She is also a qualified Feeding Therapist having trained in the internationally recognised SOS Approach to Feeding. She is here to help families with a range of feeding and eating challenges such as food fussiness, picky eating and problem feeders, ARFID or food refusal, food intolerances and gastrointestinal issues, as well as weight management, growth and development concerns.
Amy is currently working with the Australian Breastfeeding Association on a Diploma of Breastfeeding Management. Helping mothers and parents with infant feeding and lactation is quickly becoming her most passionate area of practice.
With three gorgeous and busy young children of her own, Amy often draws on her own personal experiences which she feels makes her a compassionate health professional. She is fully aware of the challenges parents face when striving for their own health and that of their children.
When she finds time around the children and her studies, Amy enjoys baking and family bike rides or a day at the beach, and she is never happier than when sharing a meal and glass of good wine with friends.