Kath is a Clinical Paediatric Dietitian & Founder of Nutripaeds (with special interest in special needs, fussy babies, picky eaters and epilepsy), who has been in private practice for the past 24 years. After qualifying as a Dietitian, Kath studied further internationally and gained specialist experience and a qualification in Paediatric and special needs Dietetics at the prestigious Johns Hopkins medical school in Baltimore, USA.
However, what qualifies Kath more than all her years of study is her 3 children who constantly challenge her theoretical paradigms and help her put her theory into practice. Kath is passionate about helping families navigate through a wealth of nutritional information that is available to them.
Kath’s private national and international practice, around the country and world, is not only built on assisting her little patients with their nutritional needs but also offering support to moms and dads. Kath speaks at various baby and toddler and child seminars around the country and runs workshops on infant and childhood nutrition.
She writes frequently for leading online publications and has co- authored the book Feeding Sense (Metz Press) and released her book ‘Real food, happy, healthy children: the health solution for the whole family.’ with Quivertree in 2015. What’s also exciting is that she co-authored “The Low-carb solution for diabetics” with Vicky de Beer which was published and launched in the UK in September 2016 thus further expanding the practice internationally.
Kath is President of the newly registered NPO - Matthews Friends Africa - a subsidiary of Matthews Friends UK with goal to bring cost effective dietary intervention to special needs groups ( epilepsy and autism ) across Africa.
Kath sits on four international boards including the newly founded International Neurological Ketogenic Society (INKS). African and developing world neonatal working group; ESPGHAN special needs interest Group. Dietary Task force of the ILAE ( International League against Epilepsy).
Kath also represents the nutrition management of IBD on the IBD Africa Task force.
Kath co-authored the books weaning sense and allergy sense with Meg Faure. Allergy sense and weaning sense have recently been published in the UK (2021).
Kath is part of a group of international authors writing a textbook on nutritional medical interventions for Health care practitioners to be published in 2023.