Healthy Eating

Helping you reach your health related goals

When you eat well, you live well. Dietitians are qualified health practitioners who specialise in diet and nutrition (dietetics). Their services can assist you in overcoming health barriers that may make it hard for you to reach your optimal health alone. A dietitian can help you:

  • learn more about nutrition, develop meal plans & eat healthier,
  • lose weight or gain weight,
  • overcome an eating disorder,
  • fuel for athletic performance,
  • manage diabetes – type 1, type 2, gestational
  • manage healthy pregnancy: plan antenatal & postpartum diets,
  • manage food allergies & intolerances,
  • assist with the management of a disability,
  • manage digestive conditions (Irritable Bowel, Inflammatory Bowel Disease),

Book an initial consult with our Dietitian to discuss your needs. Health fund rebates and bulk-billing are available. Terms and conditions apply*.

Are you looking for a dietitian that can assist you or your client under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
We can help! As an approved NDIA provider, our dietitian can offer assistance to agency, plan and self-managed NDIS participants under the following support categories:
  • Therapeutic Supports: Improved Health and Well Being
  • Therapeutic Supports: Improved Daily Living Skills
Email [email protected] for more information or to arrange an NDIS contract.
DVA Registered Provider
Our Dietitian is a registered provider with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). DVA Gold card holders are entitled to bulk-billed dietitian consultations. If you are an eligible DVA Gold Card holder, please see your GP prior to your consult to receive a DVA referral form. Home visits can also be arranged if required.
No Referral Needed
Although we see many clients through referrals from their doctor, a referral is not essential . You can book a consult without one. However, some rebates may be different without a referral. Generally, most of our clients are entitled to either a Medicare, NDIS, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) or Private Health Fund rebate. Conditions that apply are:
  • GP care plan required for Medicare bulk billing
  • NDIS contract with Dietitian required for NDIS funding
  • GP DVA referral required for DVA Gold card bulk billing
  • Private Health Fund rebates will vary depending on your health insurance plan
Cancellations: A full consult fee is payable if you do not show up for your appointment or cancel within 24 hours.

Chris Eldridge

Chris is passionate about supporting and empowering clients to achieve their health-related goals. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from the Queensland University of Technology, Chris has obtained experience across a variety of sectors including aged care facilities, NDIS, Australian Defence Force, professional sporting clubs, private practice and hospitals. Chris applies a patient-centred approach to enable clients to overcome their health barriers and facilitate diet and lifestyle independence. His special interests include:
  • Complex chronic conditions,
  • Disabilities,
  • Eating disorders,
  • Bariatric surgery,
  • Weight management,
  • Cardiovascular disease,
  • Digestive health (IBS, IBD),
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS),
  • Endometriosis,
  • Nutrient deficiencies,
  • Sports performance,
  • Rehabilitation,

Amelia Weddell

Amelia’s philosophy when working with clients is that there are no foods that are off limits or should be labelled as “bad foods.” Based off this philosophy, Amelia creates a supportive environment for the management of chronic diseases and diet related conditions. Amelia will always listen to the clients perspectives, situation and preferences to create personalised dietary plans. Having graduated from La Trobe University in Melbourne in 2020, she has since pursued further study and accreditation in the dietary management of gut health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and food intolerances. Amelia has a holistic approach to healthy eating where factors such as nutrition knowledge/education, income, stress, physical capabilities, mood, support networks ect. are all taken into account when creating a healthy diet plan. Her special interests include:
  • Establishing a healthy relationship with food,
  • Digestive health (IBS, IBD, Coeliac disease),
  • Nutrient deficiencies,
  • Health eating for people with disabilities,
  • Diabetes management,
Weight Loss
Many people want to know how to lose weight.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is often recommended to manage a range of conditions and diseases in order to optimise health and prevent the worsening of conditions in the future. But finding the right information can be difficult. For accurate and evidence based advice that is best suited to your circumstances, speaking to a qualified health provider is recommended. An accredited practising dietitian (APD) can help you make the right changes to your diet and lifestyle to help you lose weight, maintain a healthy weight or choose nourishing foods. They are also there to support you through your journey, so you can maintain a healthy weight with sustainable changes and not fad diets that do more harm than good. Our dietitian can help you with:
  • Healthy eating plans for weight loss
  • Menu plans for food allergies and intolerance
  • Menu plans for nutrition and healthy aging
  • Family friendly meal planning & prep at home
  • Changing your shopping habits
  • Eating-out healthily
*Dieting and dietary restriction can be precursor symptoms of an eating disorder when regularly carried out. This is referred to as disordered eating. Athletes or “fitness junkies” are particularly at risk of disordered eating if they believe their body type will enhance their sporting performance. Disordered eating can increase your risk of developing an eating disorder. Some sports are also associated with an increased risk of disordered eating and eating disorders. Seeking guidance on your weight loss journey can help you aim for healthy goals and avoid disordered eating.
Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are serious medical and psychological conditions that take different forms across different demographics.
A person with an eating disorder often views themselves negatively in terms of weight, shape and food consumption. These views develop into the harmful eating practices and behaviours we identify with eating disorders. However, the root of an eating disorder are the mental health conditions and harmful coping strategies that manifested the behaviours. Eating disorders are often kept private and hidden, so they can be hard to identify in the early stages. Many eating disorders will build over time, perhaps appearing as a fad diet at first, before the behaviours become more extreme. They can be particularly difficult to identify in children and adolescents. There are several types of eating disorders which are generally categorised by their behaviours.
Eating disorder symptoms or behaviours include:
  • Starvation (Anorexia)
  • Vomiting (Bulimia)
  • Binge eating
  • Compulsive exercise and
  • Abuse of diuretics/laxatives/fitness supplements
These behaviours are often accompanied by psychological symptoms such as negative self talk, the compulsion to “punish” oneself, obsession and shame. However, a person with an eating disorder will likely refuse to acknowledge these symptoms and deny the existence of a disorder, so they can be hard to identify in the early stages. Fortunately, it is possible to recover from an eating disorder when treatment and support is accessed. With the help of a General Practitioner, a Dietitian and a Psychologist the mental health, physiological health and nutrition of a patient can be accessed, supported and improved. The earlier help is gained, the better. As health complications can arise from the physical impact of eating disorder. If you believe you or someone you know has an eating disorder, discussing it with a qualified health practitioner can help shed light on the situation. If you or your loved one is uncomfortable speaking to a doctor, then a Dietitian may be able to help you begin the recovery process. The key is to seek advice and information as soon as you can so you can make informed decisions. Learn more about eating disorders at Eating Disorders Queensland
Food Allergies Vs Food Intolerance
Food Allergy: A food allergy is when the immune system reacts to a food (allergen), which would usually be harmless.
The immune system then tries to fight off the allergen, which results in symptoms. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include:
  • vomiting
  • belly pain
  • facial swelling
  • throat tightness
  • hoarseness
  • coughing
  • breathing problems
  • a drop in blood pressure
In severe cases these symptoms can be life-threatening. The most common food allergens are cow’s milk (dairy), eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, soy, fish, shellfish, and wheat. For individuals with a diagnosed food allergy, they must avoid the food to prevent symptoms. As most food allergies occur in children, these can usually be outgrown as the child grows and develops.
Food Intolerance: A food intolerance describes the digestive systems response when it cannot digest or metabolise food that has been eaten.
Foods that irritate the digestive system cause symptoms such as:
  • stomach pain,
  • bloating,
  • gas/flatulence,
  • diarrhoea,
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),
  • rashes,
  • hives,
  • recurrent mouth ulcers or
  • headaches.
  • Food intolerances usually have an intake threshold, meaning an individual with an intolerance can consume small amounts of the food without feeling symptoms, however if they were to have a larger serve this would cause symptoms to develop. Foods/food products that typically cause intolerance include lactose, readily fermented carbohydrates such as fructose, polyols, sucrose, coffee, sulphites, MSG and amines. If you often experience such symptoms it would be worth while discussing this with your Doctor or Dietitian to shed some light on what may be causing the problem and how it could be managed.

Frequently Asked Questions



Brisbane Clinic

A: 1000 Waterworks Road The Gap QLD 4061

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A: 1380 Anzac Ave Kallangur QLD 4503

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Burpengary Clinic

A: 179 Station Rd Burpengary QLD 4505

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  • No referral needed for private patients
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