Kathy Beaven


Kathy Beaven

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics RD

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I qualified at Surrey University in 1993 with an honours degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Since then I have worked in several NHS trusts covering both adults and children. I specialise in paediatrics and have done for over 16 years.

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, an independent regulatory body responsible for setting and ensuring maintenance of professional standards for health professionals.  I am a member of the British Dietetic Association, including the specialist groups; paediatric group,  autism, allergy, and PENG group.

Now based in Dorset, I continue to work for the NHS and provide a paediatric service, specialising in home enteral feeding, allergy and general paediatric dietetics.

Privately, I enjoy working with families and children providing practical, evidence based advice to improve health in children.  I can provide information and advice on any aspect of your child’s diet, including allergy, nutritional assessment, fussy eating and weight management.

I specialise in children with feeding difficulties, including Autism and other causes. I am a therapist for the SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) approach to feeding. This provides assessment and treatment for children with entrenched feeding difficulties, including oro-motor or sensory issues. I can work closely with my colleague an occupational therapist to provide solutions for severe cases of feeding difficulties, if necessary.   Please see my website for more details.




Industry Services

  • School Health

Clinical Expertise

  • allergies
  • attention deficit disorder
  • autism
  • blenderised / texture-modified diets
  • body image
  • breastfeeding
  • coaching
  • Coeliac disease
  • counselling
  • dental health
  • diets
  • early years nutrition
  • ethnic diet
  • food sensitivities
  • fussy eater
  • gut health
  • Health Promotion / Public Health / Mother and Child
  • Healthy Eating/Lifestyle/Behaviour/Wellness
  • hyperactivity
  • IBS
  • macrobiotic diet
  • medical nutrition
  • medical nutrition support
  • medical supplements
  • men's health
  • paediatric
  • pregnancy & pre-conception
  • skin health
  • sports nutrition
  • Teenagers / Child Nutrition
  • vegan diet
  • vegetarian diet
  • weight management
  • women's health

Geographical Areas Served

  • South West