Newtown Nutrition

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info@newtownnutrition.com.au
Newtown Nutrition Office Location:
Suite 2, Level 1, 333 King St, Newtown

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Meet our Dietitians

Each of our dietitians have a different range of experience and expertise so you can choose one that suits your needs.  Our staff are fully qualified, University-trained, nutrition professionals and are Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD) and Accredited Nutritionists (AN).




LIZ BEAVIS

Profession: Director, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Uni of QLD 1996); Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics (Uni of Sydney 1999).

Areas of Interest: Liz loves to help people who are struggling with food intolerances and gut problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). "Seeing my clients improve their symptoms and get their life back is so rewarding!"

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: "I believe a happy gut is essential for a happy human! I have developed a programme to help clients with IBS wade through this complex health issue to identify factors that trigger their symptoms and achieve a happier and healthier gut." 

Food intolerance : "But food intolerances aren't limited to the gut! Clients with eczema, migraines, fatigue, mood issues and kid's with behavioural issues may also have issues with food intolerance. I can help clients with food intolerances to identify which foods or components of foods triggers symptoms for you. Having had personal experiences with food intolerances and knowing what a difference identifying them can make, I am keen to help you to feel better too!" 

"I love a challenge! Too many people with multiple health issues or health issues that don't fit into a neat medical 'box' (eg  IBS , CFS, MCS, Fibromyalgia) get lost in the system and their nutritional and food issues are out in the 'too hard basket'. I will offer you support, empathy and understanding, and help you to find some solutions to improve your symptoms."

Favourite foods* : "That's a hard one when there are so many fantastic foods to choose from! My favourite foods change as the seasons do as I love to enjoy fresh, tasty produce from the markets. Some of my all time favourites include: 

Kale is my favourite vegetable (since before the hipsters discovered it!) sauteed with a little balsamic vinegar, or stir-fried with a splash of tamari, or blended into a green smoothie.

Passionfruit is an old faithful - I love the sharp tang and hint of sweetness passionfruit gives to a fruit salad, on breakfast cereal or in a smoothie

Loving Earth Chocolate - raw, and dark - not for the faint hearted! A deep, rich,  bitter-sweet  taste where just a little is satisfying."

* subject to change at any moment!


Liz's work hours:

Currently on Maternity leave








AMANDA Moon

Profession: Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, Personal Trainer

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science, Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics, Certificate IV Fitness.

Areas of Interest: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and food intolerances (including FODMAPs and FAILSAFE / RPAH Elimination Diet investigations), improving gut health and reducing gut symptoms,  nutrigenomics (gene testing), MTHFR and methylation issues,  w eight management including the 'Non-diet approach'*, appetite hormone regulation, mindful and intuitive eating, optimising nutrition, vegan and vegetarian diets - See how else Amanda can help you  here.

Favourite foods: Nut butter, dark chocolate, fresh pasta, roasted jap bumpkin, interesting and colourful salads.

"I believe that everyone deserves a positive relationship with food and movement that helps them to feel their best physically, mentally and emotionally. After many years suffering from body dissatisfaction, dieting and unhelpful food 'rules', I learnt to embrace a more enjoyable approach to eating and movement through the 'Non-Diet Approach'*. I am passionate about helping people who feel confused and at the roads end for trying to lose weight. 

I understand first hand that for many people it's not just what they eat but also why they eat. Leaning how to listen to your body and understand what it's truly craving for and how much it wants as an 'intuitive eater' is one of the most powerful skills I love to teach. I value when I feel healthy, happy, energetic and sleep well, and I take the opportunity to learn when and why I don't. Let me help you to learn more about your body and how you can feel your best too.

Living with IBS and food intolerances also developed my interest in helping others with this frustrating and often confusing condition. "

* Learn more about the Non-Diet Approach here.

Amanda's work hours:

Monday      2pm - 730pm
Wednesday        9am - 5pm
Thursday       9am - 330pm
Friday (alternative)         9am - 3pm

Saturday (alternate)        9am - 4pm

Additional hours may be available via Skype on request

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AMBER Sewell-Green

Profession: Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, Plant Based Practitioner

Qualifications: Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Honours Class 1 (University of Newcastle)

Areas of Interest: Amber is a whole foods plant based (WFPB) practitioner, helping clients achieve nutritionally balanced vegan and vegetarian diets for people of all ages. She also works with food addiction,  nutrient deficiencies, weight management (gain or loss), mindful eating, inflammatory disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease -  See how else Amber can help you here.

"I work on debunking myths and helping people feel confident that they are getting all the nutrients and nourishment they need to thrive. Explaining the science, providing must-have apps and resources, recipe modification, social strategies, trouble-shooting, cooking tips and more.   I work from a STRENGTHS based approach to build positive body-food relationships."

"Having  written my honours thesis on food addiction within families, I am familiar with how, for certain people, ultra-processed foods can bypass normal hunger and satiety drives and light up reward pathways in the brain similar to drugs of abuse. Using validated tools I can help identify if this is happening to you and provide the support and tailored advice needed to develop a healthier and more intuitive relationship with food."

Favourite foods:  lychees, hawiian sweet potato and most foods of plant origin. " I have grown up loving fruit and vegetables since I was old enough to bite them! There's something so therapeutic about learning how to grow them, getting your hands dirty and picking fresh seasonal produce straight off the tree/ vine/ bush/ out of the earth, whathaveyou."

Amber's work hours:

Thursday                       4pm - 730pm   
Friday                            9am - 5pm

Saturday (alternate)   9am - 3pm


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Claire

CLAIRE Marnane

Profession: Accredited Practising Dietitian,  Accredited Nutritionist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science, Honours in Psychology, Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics

Areas of Interest:  Clinical Eating Disorders and disordered eating habits, mind-body nutrition -  See how else Claire can help you  here

Claire is a specialist 'mind-body', and eating disorders dietitian with 6 years of experience working in this area.  We use the phrase 'mind-body' dietitian to describe her approach towards healthy eating, which involves looking at people's beliefs and emotions around food as much as looking at what goes on people's plates.

"I do see a lot of clients who don't have any sort of eating disorder, but they might feel that their relationship with food is a very negative one, and that it influences their emotions, and often it goes the other way too - their thoughts and emotions often dictate the way they eat.  This can often be really distressing for people at times.  Standard dietetic practices don't really address these issues very well, because it's not just a straight-forward food choice - there's a lot going on in that person's mind in that moment.  Sometimes I might suggest that clients might also benefit from talking to a psychologist specialising in this area - everyone's different and I always work at the level each client is at."

Claire loves supporting her clients through their journey towards a healthy and positive relationship with food, and believes that the mantra of providing 'optimal health through nutrition' is one that can be powerfully used to help people on this road.  To do that, you need to look a little more closely at what 'optimal health' might actually be for each person.  Claire uses her background in psychology to use education, motivational interviewing, and strategies from cognitive behavioural therapy in working with people to help enhance their health and wellbeing through nutrition.

Favourite foods:  Dark chocolate which may or may not be wrapped around toasted hazelnuts (extra marks for the presence of hazelnuts!), smashed avo on sourdough toast, the fishcakes Nana taught me to make when I was little.  And coffee.  I won't lie about it.

Claire's work hours:


Monday                        8am - 2pm   
Tuesday                        1pm - 7pm
Friday (alternate)       8am - 12pm

Saturday (alternate)    9am - 1pm










INES Astudillo

Profession: Accredited Practising Dietitian, Sports Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Nutrition Honours), ISAK Level 1 Anthropometry Accreditation, Unit 1 Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics Course (Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne)

Areas of Interest: weight management, nutritional support for bariatric surgery, paediatric nutrition, gastrointestinal disorders, sports nutrition -  See how else Ines can help you   here

"I understand that eating habits are complex. Achieving a healthful weight goal, whether it is to lose weight or gain weight, is certainly not a simple as a diet sheet. I will consider your individual lifestyle, food habits, food preferences, barriers and reasons for eating, to look for practical recommendations that apply to you. I enjoy translating the puzzling nutritional science of energy and weight, into simple but meaningful changes in eating habits. I am passionate about making mindful, realistic changes to diet and eating behaviours for steady and sustainable results. 

Some people may feel they have tried everything to lose weight and feel that bariatric surgery (e.g. lapband, sleeve gastrectomy) is the tool they need to achieve a healthier weight and lifestyle. If this is you, I can support you before, during and after your bariatric surgery. 

I empathise when it comes to the many challenges a parent/s may face when it comes to feeding their child/ren. Even more so if the child is described as a fussy or picky eater, problem feeder, having poor growth, not gaining weight, poor appetite, or overweight . You may find that you are trying to feed your child all day! As a paediatric dietitian and I am also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding which is a multifaceted therapy approach to assessing children that are problem feeders, picky eaters, and food aversive. I work with parents to help assess, identify and understand what may be influencing their child's whole eating experience, skills and behaviour; to enable steps that may help improve the feeding challenges and have their child eating better."

As a sports dietitian, Ines enjoys consulting for Sports nutrition including nutritional advice for fitness, endurance training, resistance training, hydration, active adolescents and a variety of sports (e.g. swimming, rowing).  

Favourite foods:  Crispy leafy salads with vinegar dressing, legumes, oranges and cheese/red wine!


Ines' work hours: ( Skype only)
Tuesday     1pm - 3pm
Wednesday   1pm - 3pm
Friday (alternate) 1pm - 3pm

**Ines can provide consultations in Spanish.**

Medicare plans are not claimable with Skype consultations