TOFS volunteer Julia Faulkner nominated for Nutrition Professional of the Year - VOTE NOW!

Published: Thu, 20th May 2021, 11:50:00 AM

We are very excited to announce that Paediatric Dietitian Julia Faulkner (TOF mum and member of TOFS’ Medical Advisory Group) has been shortlisted  for Paediatric Nutrition Professional of the Year in the 2021 Complete Nutrition (CN) Awards! TOFS is very grateful for all of the support that Julia and all of our volunteers have given the TOFS community, especially during the last year.


Vote here: Nutrition2Me | 2021 CN Awards - voting form


Over the last year Julia has demonstrated her commitment to the paediatric dietetic profession and her drive to support her patients above and beyond that expected of her role.

During the COVID lockdowns she ensured that vulnerable families in her care had access to the essentials they needed – dropping off essential food supplies when needed on her way to or from work. She will also frequently drop off essential or emergency nutritional supplies to patients to save them a trip to the hospital.

Julia has altered her working hours to come in to review patients who are attending the hospital on a Saturday for the palivizimab vaccination clinic – so that she can review children face-to-face and save them another trip to hospital. This has shown commitment to patient care and new ways of working to the benefit of families.

Following the birth of her son she has championed dietetic care for others born with the condition. She is a member of the TOFS Medical Advisory Group, and leads the nutrition taskforce on the European Reference Network for rare Inherited and Congenital Anomalies (ERNICA) patient journey project. As part of the nutrition taskforce, she led a team in the production of an animation ‘Care And Nutrition in Esophageal Atresia (CANEAT)’, which highlights to families the nutritional care they should expect.

She has produced patient information on introducing solids for TOFS and edited ‘The Soft food Recipe Book'.  Using her experience as a parent of an OA/TOF child, and her knowledge as a paediatric dietitian she has spoken at the TOFS conference on introducing solids, and at the International Conference on Esophageal Atresia.

During the COVID pandemic she joined Speech and Language Therapist Helen Marks to deliver a live question and answer session on weaning and introducing solids to children born with OA/TOF, which was watched by TOFS members from the UK, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and America.

To cast your vote visit: Nutrition2Me | 2021 CN Awards - voting form

© Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula Support
TOFS is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (327735) and a Private Company Limited By Guarantee without Share Capital, registered in England and Wales (2202260).
Registered address: TOFS, St. George’s Centre, 91 Victoria Road, Netherfield, Nottingham NG4 2NN.
Website by Altido

Our team at TOFS is working tirelessly to bring you the latest advice regarding Coronavirus. The support and advice we provide are only possible thanks to kind donations from people like you. If you're able, please consider donating now.