About Us


Eat, move & enjoy.

 – Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas
Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist

Karen is the owner and manager of Hunter Dietetics and has over 20 years experience working in hospitals, food service, community and private practice dietetics.


Karen has a special interest in lifestyle medicine assisting clients with weight management, diabetes, insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia and hypertension. Karen has additional training in counselling and motivation and is a qualified facilitator of the Jamie Oliver Learn your Fruit and Veg Program for school children. Outside of work she is a mother of two energetic boys, enjoys camping, baking, tending to her veggie patch and keeping fit!


Qualifications: BHSc (N&D), University of Newcastle

What do we do?

Our University qualified Accredited Practising Dietitians and Accredited Nutritionists provide advice on:


+  Weight loss, weight gain and weight management
+  Diabetes, insulin resistance or impaired glucose tolerance
+  Heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol lowering
+  Gastrointestinal disorders including: constipation, irritable bowel, coeliac disease
+  Family meals and fussy eating
+  Pregnancy, breastfeeding and starting solids
+  Childhood obesity
+  Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
+  Iron deficiency
+  Vegetarian eating
+  Nutrition in cancer
+  Improving energy
+  Improving quality of life
+  Motivation and inspiration
+  Label reading and food budgeting
+  Nutritious, easy to prepare, tasty meals, recipes and personalised eating plans


We are committed to providing an individualised, professional service based on evidenced based nutrition science.

Why Visit Hunter Dietetics?

+  We are Accredited Practising Dietitians and Accredited Nutritionists – who are University trained experts in food and nutrition

+  We get results

+  We individually tailor an eating plan to suit you – we don’t believe in “one diet fits all”

+  We are experienced counsellors, who can encourage, motivate and support you

+  We provide written information for you to take home from your appointment; with goals set together, a healthy eating plan and specific nutrition information for any medical condition

+  We are members of the Dietitians Association of Australia and abide by relevant codes of ethical and professional conduct and confidentiality
We are conveniently located in 2 central locations in Glendale and Belmont

+  We are an established private practice (since 2003) and our team has many more years of experience working in; hospitals, community settings or food service dietetics

+  We offer a professional and high quality service with caring and experienced staff


We pride ourselves on getting you results.

Latest Recipes

  • Ingredients: 425g can mango slices in syrup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1kg chicken thigh fillets, trimmed of fat and halved 1 bro...

  • Ingredients: 1 packet baby spinach 1 cup hazelnuts 1.5kg orange sweet potato, peeled & cut into 2cm squares Olive oil coo...

  • Ingredients: 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon ginger, finely grated ½ capsicum, chopped 2 sti...