Niamh Brannelly

Toddlebox Dietitian, MINDI

Niamh Brannelly has a BSc Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork (2004), and a PGDip in Dietetics (2006). She is completing an MSc in Allergy at the University of Southampton. A dietitian and a member of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (MINDI), she is Paediatric Specialist Manager for Danone Nutricia Early Nutrition, covering the areas of food allergy and toddler nutrition.

Her three top tips to survive a fussy toddler are: eat with them as much as possible, because they learn by watching you eat; try to involve them as much as possible with preparing and cooking meals and take the time to enjoy their company! She wants parents to use Toddlebox as a support and guide for the wonderful journey of feeding and raising toddlers!

 “My first child was one of the fussiest toddlers I had ever encountered! This was tough as I had all the nutritional knowledge but no matter what I did I couldn’t get him to eat much… Things improved when his little sister was born. He started to eat better when he saw his little sister eating – he was worried she might grow up faster!”