About Us

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Eat, move & enjoy.

 – Karen Thomas

Meet Karen, who is passionate about lifestyle medicine – the small tweaks we can all make to improve our health through nutrition, activity, sleep and stress management. Karen will help clients with weight management, diabetes, insulin resistance, mental health conditions, fatty liver, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. That’s the majority of all Aussies!

 

As an Accredited Practising Dietitian and the owner of Hunter Dietetics, Karen has over 20 years of experience working in hospitals, food service, community and private practice dietetics where she has supported individuals to sort through all the confusing information there is out there so that they can feel the best they can, despite any health concerns they have. She believes the Mediterranean Diet is a powerful tool for anyone wanting better health, but also understands there is no “one size fits all” approach.

 

Outside of work, Karen is a mother of 2 energetic boys, loves camping, keeping fit, baking and can often be found outdoors in her veggie patch. Her fav food….dark chocolate of course!

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics

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Get To Know Claire

Claire became a dietitian to assist clients to meet their health goals, enhance their nutrition knowledge and improve their relationship with food. Her philosophy is all about helping her clients to create sustainable and individualised lifestyle and dietary changes and she thrives with the variety that private practice provides her.

 

Not so long ago, Claire decided to study nutrition after having her two kids and moving to Australia from the Channel Islands. The main driver for her was to help her family and their health. She has personal experience with food allergy and IBS, so studying dietetics was helpful for herself, family and to help others. It was the perfect culmination of her interest in science, food and nutrition and talking to people. So here we are…..

 

Claire is also one of our dietitians who is passionate about improving the nutritional status of clients in the Aged Care sector and can often be found having a yarn with the residents.

 

Outside of dietetics Claire is the mother of 2 girls, enjoys running and cooking especially ways to boost the nutritional status of everyday foods. Her favourite food?  Roast dinner or cake (I like coming up with ways to make simple changes to baking to increase the nutrition eg substituting butter for light tasting EVOO, or adding legumes such as kidney beans or chickpeas).

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

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

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 Dietitian 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 pride ourselves on getting you results.