Charlyn Ooi FOUNDER & principal dietitian
Charlyn is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Credentialled Diabetes Educator. She has more than 10 years of clinical experience as a dietitian and she is highly skilled in working with both children and adults. Charlyn specialises in the low FODMAP diet and she is the creator of the FODMAP Focus Program, a comprehensive program designed for those with irritable bowel syndrome and digestive issues.
Prior to founding Specialist Dietitian Consultancy, Charlyn was the Senior Paediatric and Neonatal Dietitian at Joondalup Health Campus and Senior Diabetes Dietitian at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Charlyn has worked extensively in gastroenterology and digestive health, paediatric and maternal health, diabetes, food allergies and intolerances.
Charlyn is an active member of the Dietitians’ Association of Australia and she has mentored numerous dietitians over the years. She is involved in clinical research and is a regular presenter at nutrition conferences nationally. Charlyn is committed to continuous professional development and regularly attends workshops and conferences to extend her knowledge and skills.
Charlyn provides online consultations and works with interstate and overseas clients.
Qualifications / education
- Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics
- Monash University FODMAP Certified Dietitian
- Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics (RCH Melbourne)
- Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management
- SOS Feeding Therapist
- Accredited Pracitising Dietitian
(Dietitians Association of Australia)
- Credentialled Diabetes Educator
(Australian Diabetes Educators Association)
What I Am Passionate About
Having suffered from food intolerances and digestive issues in my younger years, I developed a keen interest in nutrition. I found nutrition fascinating and truly believe in the benefits of nourishing our bodies with the right foods.
I strongly believe that there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to nutrition. This translates to the way I work with my clients. I will never ask you to go on a popular fad diet for a quick fix or hand you a generic information sheet. At SDC, we focus on offering a premium service where you can expect individualised care under a trusted, experienced practitioner. As a university qualified dietitian, I am committed to providing evidence-based nutrition advice that you can trust. I will take the time to work with you to understand your health needs and ensure you feel 100% supported throughout the entire process.
I am super passionate about gut health and feel very fortunate to be working in an area I love, helping those who are going through health issues I once experienced. It brings me so much joy to see lives transformed when my clients learn how to gain control of their symptoms and enjoy food again. This inspired me to develop the FODMAP Focus Program, a structured, comprehensive program that supports clients through the 3 phases of the low FODMAP diet. This program is available to clients all around the world.
I would love to help you, get in touch to work with me.