Claire McHugh qualified as a dietician at the University of Pretoria in 1999 and went on to specialise in Paediatric nutrition in the UK, where she worked for 8 years.
She has worked exclusively as a paediatric dietician since 2004 and now has a successful private paediatric practice north of Durban. She works closely with paediatricians; GP’s and nurses in the hospital and outpatient setting managing nutrition of children; from premature infants to teenagers. She is also a qualified lactation consultant and consults to new mums assisting and educating them on breastfeeding.
Claire is a well-known speaker in her field and has done numerous scientific talks for large multinational nutrition companies on topics relating to child nutrition. She has also written articles for a variety of magazines and parenting websites.
Claire is the nutrition expert for the Pampers Institute and has presented television exerts on the Great Expectations television programme. But more than this, Claire is a mom of two toddlers – so she has first-hand experience, on a daily basis of the ups and downs associated with feeding them.