Infuse Issue 16 May 2022 | Page 33

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Given your research background , did you feel there was a need to approach the pediatric dietetic model a bit differently ?
Yes ! I wanted to be practical . At my first job , we handed out a lot of handouts and sent home instructions , but quite often there was a deficit in the ability to translate that information into action – so I wanted to affect change with my own hands . I looked towards other health professions , like occupational therapy and speech pathology , where they were seeing their clients weekly or fortnightly and having a great effect on families because they were doing things hands-on . I wanted to practice in those areas and physically change things .

I wanted to affect change with my own hands

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