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Our Team

BENN-efit Nutrition team can assist you with a variety of nutritional needs, specialising in modifying unhelpful eating behaviours related to weight management as well as eating disorders.

Our team can offer you individually designed evidence-based nutritional advice providing practical and simple ideas to invigorate your inner chef or break any hindering habits, together, long term results can be achieved.

 

Kathy Benn

Principal Dietitian

  • Member of Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
  • Dietitian Representative on the board of Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)

Kathy began her career in hospitals, then moved into private practice clinics a decade ago.  During this time she refined her skills in clinical nutrition, and spent time as an Accredited Sports Dietitian.  These days she found her niche in weight loss surgery and disordered eating behaviours, and recently became Dietitian Representative on the Australia New Zealand Metabolic Obesity Surgical Society (ANZMOSS) board.

Consolidating the range of previous nutritional training with knowledge gained from returning to study a Bachelor of Psychology, Kathy aims to incorporate them to clarify the science of mixed messages in a noisy health and wellness industry.

For the majority of people, diets prove to be difficult to sustain long term which sometimes result in the ‘yoyo effect’, a cycle of weight loss and gain.  To avoid this Kathy’s focus includes developing a more positive relationship with food, supporting the long and sometimes challenging road especially after weight loss surgery, and to develop a whole new way of eating with long-term success.

Kathy can help you break the cycle and turn your life around.

Past community projects include writing a cookbook for the elderly and those with dementia, developing a corporate based healthy eating program, and joined forces with The City of Gold Coast to conduct cooking classes. In addition Kathy often presents to various groups on a range of nutrition topics, and is on the organising committee for ANZMOSS conferences.

In her spare time Kathy enjoys cycling, taking her dog running, participating in various events and cooking up a storm at home for loved ones.

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Angelina Ho

Angelina did her training in multiple hospitals across South East Queensland, with experience in a range of medical conditions such as diabetes, nutrition support/ malnutrition, respiratory, renal, oncology and cardiovascular disease.

Angelina has a special interest in the connections that exist between mental health and nutrition and wants to help people find peace with food and their body. As a Mentor for Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ), Angelina aims to specialise in eating disorders due to her personal experience battling with the disorder during adolescence and wishes to utilise her own experience to help others. Her approach is patient centred and will work closely with her clients tailoring to their individual needs.

During her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and giving back to her community and adores spending quality time with her rescue animals, family and friends!

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Isabella Petersen

Isabella is new to our team and enthusiastic to get started.  Past experience in local and rural hospitals educating patients to manage a range of chronic diseases gave her a great knowledge foundation.  She has also facilitated nutrition education classes on various topics and volunteers regularly within the community nutrition settings.

With interest in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and disordered eating behaviours, Isabella empowers clients with simple strategies.  Each consultation is sure to be informative and motivating that will have you feeling great.

Isabella loves spending time at the beach, socialising over a nice meal, and finding a new outdoor adventure each week

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Emily

Administration extraordinaire Emily is your first point of contact for all bookings and enquiries.  Working in the medical industry for the past 6 years, she is our right and left hand.

In her spare time she is studying to become a teacher.

 

 

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