Julia Boase

– Julia Boase –
Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics
Graduate Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition
Victoria Trained SOS Practitioner
Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

Julia is an Accredited Practising Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist with 16 years of experience. She has worked in some of Australia’s top tertiary public and private paediatric centres, including The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. She has post graduate qualifications in Paediatric Nutrition, and further training in the SOS (sequential, oral sensory approach) approach to feeding.

Julia has a large amount of experience managing children with food allergies and feeding difficulties. She has a keen interest in tube weaning and helping to expand the diets of children with limited intake. Julia’s approach is to help families make eating a calm and enjoyable experience whilst helping to look for creative and considered ways that they can meet their child’s nutritional requirements. Julia recognises that there is more than one pattern of eating that will meet a child’s nutritional needs.

Julia has an interest in nutrition research, much of that in the area of Cystic Fibrosis. She has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally and has been heavily involved in teaching students enrolled in Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University of South Australia.

Julia is a passionate dietitian who understands that nutrition is a science, but eating is highly emotional. As a mother of four young, often fussy children, she understands what is required to put a meal on the table everyday.

– Lynly Mader –
BAppSc (Occupational Therapy)
Diploma of Infant Mental Health

Member of AAOT & WAIMH

Lynly has over 30 years working with families experiencing multiple adversities. In this time she has worked both within Mental health and Paediatric settings, within inpatient, outpatient and community development programs.

Lynly has taught at both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, with both Medical and allied health professionals.  Her work has been presented both within Australia and Internationally. She has contributed to several published works that focus on Maternal emotional health and Parent/ Infant relationships.

Lynly has a commitment  to multidisciplinary approaches to feeding difficulties and  to respecting the knowledge  of parents within practice.  Within the last 18 years her focus has been on supporting parents whose children have diagnoses or are in circumstances that have made parenting a challenge.  Feeding difficulties and conditions that threaten the health and development of one’s child are highly stressful  and the effort required to manage behaviours can be difficult to sustain. Lynly works with parents to help them be in the best position to help their children achieve in developmental areas of feeding, sleeping and emotional regulation /arousal.

– Rachel George –
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
BAppSc(Exercise and Sports Science)

Rachel is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 15 years experience. She has worked both interstate and overseas and her passion lies in the area of children’s nutrition, including food allergy and intolerance, feeding difficulties and ‘fussy eating’, enteral tube feeding and weaning, and also weight concerns. Rachel has been involved in lecturing, tutoring and clinical supervision to Nutrition and Dietetic Students from Flinders University.

Rachel enjoys working with infants and children to ensure they receive the appropriate nutrition to support their ongoing growth and development. Rachel is involved in both the intensive and clinic programs to provide continuity of care for those families accessing both programs.
She is a mum to 2 young children, so understands and appreciates the challenges associated with feeding children and that ‘the best’ is not always practical and achievable!

  • – Michelle Barmby –
    BAppSc (Occupational Therapy)
    Member of Occupational Therapy Australia
    Registered therapist with AHPRA

Michelle has over 10 years experience as an Occupational Therapist, primarily in the public health arena.  She has experience working with clients & families across hospital and rehabilitation settings, client’s homes and community settings. Whilst always having an interest in paediatrics, it wasn’t until she had children herself, both of whom have/had feeding difficulties, that led Michelle to join this practice.  She has the personal experience and understanding of feeding difficulties and the stress this can place on mealtimes, along with the pressure on family relationships.

Michelle is an enthusiastic therapist who enjoys getting to know the children and families to ultimately ensure the therapy provided is family-centered and meets the child’s and family’s goals.