Nutrition & Diet

Dietitians have an in depth understanding of how the food we eat affects our body and how certain foods play a role in the prevention and treatment of disease.  They have a unique set of skills, allowing them to interpret the latest nutrition research and extract the facts from the fiction so you can be reassured the advice you receive is up to date and based on scientific evidence.  By combining the science of nutrition and a knowledge around shopping and cooking, they will deliver personalised advice that is both easy to understand and practical to follow.  

 

Our Dietitian’s specialist skills will help with:

  • Weight management 

  • Enjoying a healthy lifestyle

  • High cholesterol management

  • High blood pressure management

  • Optimal diabetes control

  • Food allergies and intolerances

  • Coeliac Disease

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and gut health

  • Healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • Fussy eaters

  • Chronic kidney disease, kidney stones and gout

  • Sports nutrition

Shona Collins

Dietitian

Shona is a New Zealand registered Dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working as a clinical dietitian in South Africa, UK and now NZ. In this time her work has been divided fairly evenly between clinical work in a hospital and as a private practicing dietitian.

Her special interests are diabetes, woman's health, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive issues, as well as working with women to help them make peace with food.

Shona's mission is to cut out the nonsense that surrounds food and diet and to help her patients interpret the minefield of modern misinformation to allow them to enjoy the food they love.

As a mother of two active teenagers she understands the challenges that mealtimes bring. She utilises a practical hands-on approach to meal planning taking your family's unique needs into account.

BSc Diet (Hons), New Zealand Registered Dietitian

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