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About Pregnancy & Paediatric Collective

What We Do

Pregnancy and Paediatric Collective aims to provide provide high quality published information, videos & online programs, on women’s health, pregnancy and paediatric nutrition.

Headed by Dr Anita Star Nutrition Consultant, she collaborates with other leading Pregnancy and Paediatric Dietitians, including Nutrition by Leah Vandervliet, to bring you the best information in the pregnancy and paediatric nutrition field.

About Us

Dr Anita Star PhD, BHlthSc (Nutrition & Dietetics), Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist

Anita is a leading Paediatric and Maternal Health Nutritionist and Dietitian, currently residing with her family in the beautiful town of Albury.  Anita is also a busy working mum to a very active 2 year old girl. Anita was the founding member of Pregnancy and Paediatric Collective. In the past, Anita has worked extensively in the health service advising patients, and the university sector teaching nutrition and conducting research. Now she works exclusively in private practice. Anita has developed expertise in childhood growth, food allergy, fussy eating, pregnancy nutrition, child and adult weight management, mental health and eating disorders. Anita completed her PhD research in understanding women’s eating behaviours, body image, body weight, and the impact on mental health. Anita has numerous publications in the academic health literature.

Leah Vandervliet BHlthSc(Nutrition & Dietetics) (Hons), Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist

Leah is a leading Paediatric and Maternal Health Dietitian in Sydney’s South and Eastern Suburbs. Leah is a busy working mum, with two adorable boys, aged 1 and 3 years.  As well as her work with Pregnancy and Paediatric Collective, she is a Senior Dietitian at a major children’s hospital, where she works with infants and children with a range of nutritional issues. Leah also runs a Private Clinic through rooms at Sydney Paediatrics in Hurstville. She has a special interest in mothers health, childhood diabetes, metabolic disorders, fussy eating, nutritional deficiencies, and childhood growth concerns. Leah is also involved in training the next generation of dietitians through student supervision, lecturing and mentoring new graduate dietitians.

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