Hayley Kuter is an extremely experienced paediatric specialist dietitian.
We originally approached Hayley to work for The Food Treatment Clinic after she was highly recommended by several people, and looking at her CV it isn’t difficult to understand why.
Hayley is an extremely passionate dietitian, with a drive to provide her paediatric patients with the best nutrition advice available. She understands how paramount getting the correct nutrition is during childhood in order for a child to thrive.
For most children, exploring and enjoying new foods will come naturally. However, we know that for some, this is not the case. Sadly, there are many children who may develop behaviours around food or have a medical condition which requires a specialist dietary help. Due to Hayley’s high level of experience and qualifications, she is able to support these needs.
Having children who do have food related problems can be highly stressful and upsetting for parents. We generally have this perception that getting children to eat well is a sign of being a good parent and a basic thing that we should be able to do. However, this is not quite the case. In some circumstances, behaviour or medical problems can make this ideal ‘basic’ situation become, what may seem, an unachievable task. Meanwhile, mum and dad are left to feel like they have failed the ‘basics.’
Through her vast experience with working with families, Hayley is well aware of the reality and complexity of nutrition in childhood. She therefore provides a non-judgemental and highly supportive service, supporting not just your child, but also you and your family.
QUALIFICATIONS / TRAINING
2016: Masters in Clinic Research from The University of Manchester.
2009: Post-Graduate Certificate in Sports & Exercise Nutrition from Coventry University.
2006: Master of Arts: Paediatric Nutrition from The University of East London
2000: Bachelor of Health Science: Nutrition & Dietetics from The University of Newcastle, Australia.
HCPC Registered UK Dietitian.
- 2012 – Present: Paediatric Specialist Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian at Central Manchester Foundation Trust.
- 2007 – 2012: NHS Locum Dietitian: a range of roles including paediatric dietitian at Manchester Royal Infirmary and MEND Child Obesity Leader Training.
- 2007 – 2012: Sports Dietitian with England Netball.
- 2007 – current: Sports Dietitian with England Motorsports.
- 2006 – 2007: High Specialised Paediatric Liver Dietitian at Kings College London.
- 2005 – 2007: Freelance Dietitian for GP Clinics.
- 2003 – 2006: Clinical Paediatric Dietitian at Newham University Hospital London: including allergy and enteral feeding patients.
- 2002 – 2003: Clinical Dietitian at St Richards Hospital, Chichester & Gloucestershire.
- 2002: Clinical Dietitian at Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Australia.
AS SEEN IN / TV WORK
- BBC Three television documentary ‘Fast-Food Baby’ consultant dietitian and presenter (2011)
- Kuter H, Das G, Mughal MZ. Vitamin D status of gastrostomy-fed children with special needs: a cross-sectional pilot study. Acta Paediatr 2017 Dec;106(12):2038-2041. doi: 10.1111/apa.14054.
- Hardy J, Kuter H, Campbell M, Canoy D. Reliability of anthropometric measurements in children with special needs. Arch Dis Child 2018 Mar 17. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-314243
- Complete Nutrition. Fibre – when and how to use fibre in paediatrics. Complete Nutrition 2017 Nov ;7(5): 23-25
- Complete Nutrition article: ‘Nutritional Management of Acute Liver Failure in Childhood’ (2007)
- Small Talk article: ‘The role of the feeding team in neurodisability’ (2015)
- Which? Magazine freelance consultant dietitian/writer (2012)
- Book Chapter (in press): Hardy J & Kuter H. Assessment of Nutritional State: Growth, Anthropometry and Body Composition. In Nutrition and Neurodisability, edited by Morag Andrew, Guro Andersen and Peter Sullivan.
- Guest presenter at Nutricia study day “Anthropometric Mesaurements In Paediatrics” (2017)
- Expert dietitian for webinar: “Fibre in Paediatrics” (2017)
- Invited peer-reviewer for Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (2017)
- Guest-speaker at Nestle Health Science study day ‘The Management of Neurodisabled Children with a Special Focus on Feeding and Anthropometrics’, London (2017)
- Guest speaker at Nutricia’s ‘Neurodisability Symposium’, Birmingham (2015)
- Nutricia Paediatric Neuro Master Class (internal) guest speaker, Celtic Resort, Wales (2015)