Consultant Services

Consultant Services 2018-02-08T13:49:28+00:00

Consultant Services

Ai Jerome, is a nutritionist and clinical dietitian, accredited with the Dietitians Association of Australia and Sports dietitian (Professional member of Sports Dietitians of Australia), uses her knowledge of nutrition and her passion for delicious fresh food, to create realistic, practical plans and advice on an individual and group level.

In these modern times, it is not uncommon for clientele to have special dietary requirements such as food allergies or intolerances or due to existing issues. In institutions such as schools and boarding facilities, there is a duty of care which is entrusted in the facility to provide nourishing meals to meet the needs of growing young bodies who are experiencing big changes in nutritional requirements due to:

  • change in hormones and puberty

  • huge increases in growth and development

  • emands from sport and training

For students who attend a school on a day only basis, a student relies on the school menu to provide 50-70% of the meals/nutritional intake for the day. For students/patients attending a boarding facility, the student relies on the institution to provide 100% of the nutritional requirements in their day for entire terms or semesters.

In order to avoid possible nutrient deficiencies and related health implications, it is important for a catering facility to be able to provide the right mix in nutrients to cater to such a wide population of individuals with different nutritional requirements.

In addition, for students who are on special diets, it is important for the child to understand what each food provides so that they are able to choose the right mix of foods from your menu. Nutrition education can assist with this.

Having worked in hospitals and aged care, Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Ai is has the specialist skills to confidently be able to develop new menus catering to specific dietary requirements or build on existing menus to ensure that your meals are nutritionally balanced and meeting the special requirements of your clients.

In order to ensure your new menu is used correctly and to its fullest potential, Ai is also able to give nutrition education to kitchen or catering staff and to clients so that your new menu is rolled out seamlessly into your establishment.

Nutrition consultant services can be extremely beneficial to any establishment has to feed individuals or groups such as:

  • Children, such as in daycare facilities, schools, boarding houses, hotels

  • Special diets or specific dietary requirements such as:

    • Food allergies, nut, shellfish etc, multiple allergies

    • Food intolerances such as gluten free/coeliac

    • FODMAP

    • Paleo/Macrobiotic/raw

    • Low chemical/detox

    • Elimination diets

    • Diabetic diets

    • Heart health

    • Wellness

    • Vegetarian/vegan

  • Pregnancy

  • Immunocompromised such as patients recieving chemotherapy

  • Weightloss and muscle gain/exercise or event recovery

  • Pre- and Post- surgical nutrition and rehabilitation including gastric banding/sleeves, texture modification

  • Aged care