DANIELLE PETERSEN

BSc (Hons) Diet, MSc Paed Diet, RD
Specialist Dietitian for Children

profileDanielle is a registered Dietitian who has over 10 years of experience in Paediatric Dietetics, working most recently at Great Ormond Street for the last 5 years. She is a co-author of a chapter in ‘Clinical Paediatric Dietetics’, which is the leading nutritional reference book for Paediatric Dietitians in the UK and is one of very few dietitians in the UK to hold an MSc in Paediatric Dietetics. Danielle has presented talks and research findings at conferences both in the UK and internationally and enjoys staying up to date with the latest research.

Since graduating from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Danielle has worked in South Africa, Germany and the UK, and has gained immense experience in childhood nutrition by working across many different settings. For over 6 years she worked at two of the UK’s leading Children’s Hospitals, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’s). She has also worked at an NHS University hospital, within community trusts, the private sector and for the British Forces providing families, schools and other health care professionals with nutritional advice.

In 2013, Danielle became one of the first Dietitians in the UK to obtain an MSc in Paediatric Dietetics. She has also been involved in various published research projects, taught on study days and MSc level courses, written for professional publications and is the co-author of a couple of chapters in nutritional textbooks.

Danielle has extensive knowledge in infant and childhood nutrition and has vast experience in the nutritional treatment of many different medical conditions. She has specific interest in food allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal problems, fussy eating, weaning, autism, general healthy eating, neuro-disabilities, surgical conditions and renal conditions, however she is also available to see children with other nutritional needs or conditions as requested.

She is a full member of the British Dietetic Association and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.