Welcome to Southern Sydney Dietetics
Dietitian Sutherland / Dietitian Kogarah / Dietitian Cronulla
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Have you tried the latest fad diet (raw food, paleo, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, carb free, fat free, low salt, 5:2, 800 cal, Dukkan diet, South Beach diet), recommended by someone void of credentials and qualifications in nutrition and dietetic science? Did you find the 'diet' hard to sustain, expensive, limiting, leaving you hungry and feeling restricted all the time? Are you completely confused by whether or not you should be 'eating a banana' or investing in coconut oil (respectfully yes (for 99% of the population) and ..... no). In today's society many people are claiming to be 'nutrition professionals' who don't have the scientific training to make such a claim. That's where Dietitians roles and responsibilities sit. We are University trained health scientists with a focus on both the science of nutrition and the art of counselling. We consider not only the nutrition profile of a food, but the general amount both the population and you individually consume, your medical history, social background and overall lifestyle to arrive at the best recommendations for you and your family.
Southern Sydney Dietetics has operated in the Southern Sydney regions of Sutherland Shire and Kogarah for over 9 years. Owned and operated by Alexandra McClelland, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Southern Sydney Dietetics has helped thousands of local residents improve their eating habits in a healthy and importantly, sustainable way. We only employ experienced dietitians; for whom their counselling and clinical approach mirrors the SSD philosophy.
In 2016 we welcome 2 new, highly experienced dietitians, Penny and Natalie, to our team. Penny has years of experience as a dietitian in a variety of domains of practice, including but not limited to public hospitals, media contributions (Healthy Food Guide Magazine) and community organisations (such as Go for Fun (for kids nutrition)). She is a mum of 2 young kids and believes in an individual counselling approach to dietetics. More information on Penny can be found under our tab: Meet our Dietitians.
Natalie has worked as a dietitian for more than 10 years. She is dedicated to helping clients make sustainable and lasting changes without the need for restrictive, trending "diets" that can be both expensive and labour intensive with nil or very limited supporting scientific evidence behind them. Changes to your food intake should be easy, sustainable and fit with your own preferences. No food group should be eliminated without scientifically supported medical justification, even then it may only be 2 or 3 foods, not a whole food group!
Dramatic, unsustainable eating plans are neither healthy nor beneficial. Your body doesn't "accumulate toxins" and need a detox. Over restricting yourself can leave you feeling miserable, fatigued and is not going to last.
At SSD we believe in overall healthy, sustainable, filling plans full of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and high quality carbohydrates. We will never recommend a plan that is not supported through scientific evidence.
Accredited Practising Dietitians are University trained professionals and registered members of the Dietitian's Association of Australia.
Local General Practitioners, surgeons and physician's alike all regularly recommend the services of Southern Sydney Dietetics to provide nutritional and lifestyle changes within the context of your overall health and medical status.
Contact SSD to take control of your health today