About Paula Tazzyman: Canberra/Queanbeyan Dietitian

I am a Canberra/Queanbeyan Dietitian who specialises in working with children with ADHD and those on the Autism Spectrum.

I graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995 with a Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics.  I am a member of the Dietetics Association of Australia (DAA). I am committed to education and professional development as part of our accreditation. Keeping abreast of new research in the area of diet and ASD/ADHD is vital. I am constantly learning and discovering new facts so I can best support my clients.

I have worked extensively in the management of Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and supporting children diagnosed with Autism  Spectrum Disorder for 20 years. I was part of the team at Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme for 13 years where I helped children and families from regional NSW. Further to working with ASD/ADHD clients, I had the pleasure to implement educational workshops including obesity management and healthy eating for families as well as  running cooking classes and supermarket tours.

I consider myself so fortunate to have been able to helped thousands of families improve the nutritional status of their children and optimise their health, concentration, learning ability and behaviour via dietary modifications.

I am passionate about the role nutrition has in supporting the total wellbeing and academic achievements of children as well as supporting families, especially mothers, in their nutritional wellness.

I truly love my job and would not want to be doing anything else in my professional life. I gain a great sense of professional satisfaction in the knowing that I have made a difference to children’s lives. This to me is priceless!

Public speaking about ASD & ADHD

One of my favourite things to do is public speaking. I have an active role in educating parents and therapist regarding the role nutrition plays in supporting children that are affected by ASD/ADHD. I was asked, in 2011, to present at two Nation Early Intervention conferences. I was honoured and excited to raise the awareness of nutritional therapy.

In addition, I enjoy speaking to schools, ADHD/ASD support groups, childcare centres and other educational organisations regarding the role nutrition plays in supporting children’s brain development, brain function and behaviour. I have also facilitated many workshops regarding nutrition and Autism in conjunction with Autism Advisory Support Services NSW, Byron Bay and Wagga Wagga Early Intervention Services. As well as nutrition and ADHD workshops facilitated in conjunction with Addults with ADHD NSW.

Private Practice

I have worked as an Accredited Practising dietitian in private practice from 1997- 2014. I was part of the dymanic team at Abbotsford Family Medical Practice.

I recently concluded my role as the nutrition education consultant to Novasel Australia. A role that allowed me to educate parents and health care professionals  about the science behind Omega 3 fats.

In 2011, I joined the wonderful team at the Autism Specialist Clinic in Wetherill Park in Sydney  as well as began supporting clients through Northcott Disability Services, Illawarra.

Currently I am setting up private practice in the Canberra/Queanbeyan. I look forward to supporting families in these areas.

Contributor to Autism Oz imagazine

I am honoured to have been asked to be the monthly Nutrition and ASD contributor to Autism World  ipad magazine. I am thrilled to be able to share my insights and tips to support children on the Autism Spectrum.

Qualifications

Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics  (Sydney University)

Bachelor of Science  (Sydney University)

Canberra/Queanbeyan based Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)

Accredited Nutritionist (AN)

Fluent in Spanish

Improve the well-being of your child through effective, individualized  nutrition interventions.

If you would like any further information please call 0418 162 202 or email me.