Hello GPs and Specialists

We are the kind of dietitians you would want caring for your patients

Megan McClintock

Megan McClintock

Principal Dietitian

Before founding Choose Nutrition, Meg worked in a variety roles within Nepean Blue Mountains Area Health District, overseeing a multi-site team of dietitians and dietitan assistants. She is passionate about client-centred practice and collaborative care. Meg has a special interest in challenging food behaviour in children and body image, weight concern and disordered eating in adolescents and adults.

Tracy Stock

Tracy Stock

Associate Dietitian

Tracy has extensive experience in adult and paediatric dietetics within the public health system and private practice. She is committed to providing excellent, evidence-based, individualised care. Tracy loves working with individuals and families of all ages, empowering them to pursue healthy behaviours in a sustainable way.

Angela Smith

Angela Smith

Associate Dietitian

Angela is dedicated to nutrition counselling that works in real life and has completed additional training in Motivational Interviewing, The Non-diet approach and client-centred care. She loves helping kids and adults manage their diet-related conditions and develop and maintain a healthy relationship with food and with their bodies in a culture that often makes that really difficult.

Leila Niemela

Leila Niemela

Associate Dietitian

Leila loves spending time with clients in a one-on- one setting, uncovering the root cause
of dietary related health concerns. Her areas of interest include digestive issues, including Irritable
Bowel Syndrome and Food Intolerance, Food Allergies, Weight Concerns,  Body Image,
Chronic Dieting, Weight Cycling, Disordered Eating and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Non-Diet Dietitians

Diets almost always fail yet the diet industry blames the individual. This leads to guilt, shame and a reduction in self-care behaviours. We won’t just give your patients another diet or ask them to “try harder”. We advocate for a complete paradigm shift where patients are enabled to pursue health-promoting behaviours for the long term, acting from a place of self-acceptance, self-care and self-compassion.

Client-Centred Care

We sit side by side with our clients, on their team. We help them find their motivation, work through their priorities and barriers, and provide compassionate, individualised, client-centred care. “One size fits all” nutrition counselling is ineffective in eliciting sustainable change.   We work hard to empower our clients to set and achieve their health goals.

Collaborative Teamwork

All our dietitans collaborate through formal supervision, ongoing professional development and membership of relevant professional networks. Patients get the benefits of continuity of care by seeing a single therapist in a private setting, but without missing out on the benefit of seeing a dietitian who is well supervised, connected and part of a team.

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First-rate Communication

We understand that you need clear communication about treatment and progress. You can expect detailed but concise assessment and summary reports, phone contact where necessary, and ongoing communication as indicated. If we require any referrals made or pathology checked, we will provde clear rationale for our requests.

Windsor

Choose Nutrition Windsor

Windsor Professional Centre, 20 Fitzgerald Street Windsor NSW

East Maitland

Choose Nutrition East Maitland:

The Old George and Dragon

50 Melbourne Street

East Maitland NSW

Kurrajong

Pitt Town

North Sydney

Choose Nutrition North Sydney:

Health & Wellness Australia

Suite 2, Ground Floor, 83 Walker St, North Sydney
NSW 2060

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Choose Nutrition bulk bill?

Unfortunately, due to low Medicare rebates, Bulk Billing is unfeasible for a practice of Choose Nutrition’s quality and level of service. We do accept patients on Chronic Disease Management Plans however, a gap fee is still payable. Our fees enable us to ensure that the care your patients receive at Choose Nutrition is of the highest standard.

If prior financial authorisation is granted, Gold Card DVA clients are seen without a gap fee being charged and we have limited concession sessions available.

How do I refer to Choose Nutrition?

Written referral including relevant medical diagnoses and medications can be faxed directly to Choose Nutrition, or given to your patient to bring to their appointment.

Patients seeing a dietitian as part of an Chronic Disease Management Plan must present with relevant Department of Health and Ageing allied health referral form. To enable our dietitians to consult your patient as part of their plan, please list “Choose Nutrition” as the provider.

What communication will I recieve from Choose Nutrition?

You will recieve:

  • Written communication including a summary of assessment and intervention within two weeks of initial consultation
  • Phone or face-to-face case conferencing by request or as deemed necessary by Choose Nutrition, subject to availability
  • Progress reports by request or as deemed necessary by Choose Nutrition
  • Written requests, with appropriate rationale, for any medical tests, investigations or interventions that Choose Nutrition recommends.
What will my patients receive?

Your patients will receive:

  • Up-to-date, evidence-based, respectful nutrition counselling
  • Individual nutrition counselling sessions, empowering them to make required changes to achieve their health goals
  • Full clinical nutrition assessment, including physical, dietary, lifestyle and social factors
  • A nutrition care plan incorporating all relevant information. This may include medical history, biochemical data and psychological factors, as made available by other consulting health care professionals.
What conditions can you treat?

Our extensive clinical experience in large teaching hospitals means we are equipped to manage your patients’ acute or chronic nutrition-related conditions. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Weight and body image concerns
  • Chronic dieting and weight cycling
  • Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Pre and post surgery
  • Food allergy and intolerance
  • Micronutrient deficiencies
  • Diabetes, diet-controlled and insulin dependant
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  • Texture modified diets due to dysphagia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including IBS
    Eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulemia and Binge Eating Disorder
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Chronic kidney disease and renal failure
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Does Choose Nutrition see paediatric clients?

Yes! Our Accredited Practicing Dietitians have special interest, additional training, and expertise in paediatric nutrition, including, but not limited to:

  • Managing diagnosed food allergies
  • Managing fussy eating and problem feeding
  • Iron deficiency
  • Infant feeding difficulties
  • NG and PEG feeding
  • Disabilities, including ASD
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Weight and body image concerns
  • Constipation
  • Failure to thrive
  • Identifying food intolerance
  • Body image concerns

Want the best for your patients? Get in touch.

We’d love to hear from you!