Adolescent nutrition is complex and a good understanding of nutritional needs for optimal growth and development is essential. It is really important to engage the adolescent around their health concerns, I use motivational and behavioural counselling techniques to build rapport and help guide the young person to find a balance towards managing healthful eating practices.

 

Ana-Kristina provides services within her areas of expertise, as listed below:

eating disorders

Ana-Kristina has worked extensively with adolescents suffering with disordered eating and body image issues including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder, both in Australia and in London. She continues her work with young people alongside the team at the Child & Family Practice London;
Eating Disorders – The Child and Family Practice

overweight & obesity

Many children and adolescents struggle with weight and body image issues. Ana-Kristina’s supportive and sensitive approach will ensure that the young person feels empowered and confident to work towards health goals. She works together with a team of specialists including physiotherapy and psychological support.

allergy & intolerance

With her years of experience working with children and adolescents suffering from food allergies and intolerances, Ana-Kristina is able to offer evidence based advice and support to young people and families.

gastrointestinal conditions

Ana-Kristina offers nutrition support and advice for adolescents with inflammatory bowel conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, Coeliac Disease.