In order to protect our staff and patients - we are limiting the number of people that come into our practice.
I am committed to continuing to provide dietetic care for our patients - and can do this either via phone or video consult, at this stage I will no longer be doing face-to-face consultations (until of course things return to 'normal').
If you would like a video consult, I will send you a link to your phone or email. It's an easy process and anyone with an internet connection and a smart phone or computer can access this form of communication.
Now is the time to think seriously about any existing health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and other lifestyle conditions or practices that don't serve you. If you are feeling stuck and unhappy with your lifestyle, give me a call and we can talk through your options.
Our Village Health team includes an on-site NZ Registered Dietitian, trained in providing personalised nutrition advice to suit your lifestyle and to help you reach your goals.
Food is a part of our everyday lives, and as a dietitian I embrace this fully. I enjoy promoting food as something to enjoy, however I also recognise the important part food plays in our both our physical and mental health. I can tailor advice to suit you, and am committed to supporting you along your journey.
Please see our dietitian services offered here.
Meet our Dietitian
"I love helping people to learn about the world of food. I have always liked the term ‘everything in moderation’, although I understand it is harder and harder these days to implement this philosophy with the enormous range of food and beverages we are faced with every day. I believe many ‘diets’ overcomplicate our view of food. So often we hear conflicting messages in the local newspaper, magazines, on radio as to what foods are going to make us fitter, faster or stronger. Let’s enjoy our food and not let it rule our lives, let’s let the research lead the way, and most importantly, let’s think about what we want out of life. If you think you are at a standstill and you want to talk over ways to improve your nutrition, I am here for you."
Contact Leanne at email@example.com
What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
A dietitian must complete a Degree in Human Nutrition and a Masters in Dietetics at University. In order to be registered to the NZ Dietitians Board, they are required to complete ongoing learning and continue to stay up to date with the latest nutrition research. Dietitians are trained in analysing the psychology of food and eating and have further knowledge of medicalised nutrition.
A registered nutritionist must complete a degree and post-graduate degree in nutrition and have 2-3 years of supervision; they are also registered to their own board. A nutritionist (note: not a registered nutritionist) is not a protected term, meaning no qualifications are required to use that title. Please be aware of this when looking for reliable and safe nutrition advice.
- Weight Management including malnourishment
- Gut health – e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) including low FODMAP group education, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), diverticulosis, coeliac disease and food intolerances
- Nutrient Deficiencies
- Pregnancy and Women’s Health
- Infant and Childhood Nutrition - e.g. faltering growth, fussy eating, constipation
- Heart Health
- COPD and emphysema
- Intolerance and Allergies
Our dietitian is trained in numerous areas of nutrition, and is happy to assist you with any nutrition concerns you may be experiencing. This list of services is not exhaustive. If you would like to know more, please call 03 3388595 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete the Food Diary and the Pre-Appointment Questionnaire before the dietitian appointment. Drop the forms off the day before or at least 15 minutes PRIOR to your appointment so they can be reviewed by the dietitian.
Click on the links below to access the forms you need:
If possible, email your forms to us a at least 4 working days before your appointment.
Leanne's email: email@example.com
If you do not have access to email, leave a message with reception and Leanne will call you.
If you have a disability allowance and would like to see Leanne, you can ask your GP at one of your regular appointments to apply to WINZ to have your disability allowance adjusted to reflect this. This means your dietitian visits can be covered by WINZ if the GP considers them beneficial to your ongoing care.
Automatic payments can be set up and accounts paid off at as little as $5 per week.
After you get the ball rolling, seeing the dietitian every 1, 2 or 3 months may be all that is needed to stay on top of changes.
Unenrolled Patients with Village Health:
|Initial Consultation||60 mins||Includes a dietary assessment, a summary of your consult emailed to you, 'kickstarter' goals, and a letter to your GP outlining the consult (if required)||$115|
|Follow-up Consultation||30 mins||Includes further personalised goal setting, manipulation of current goals and further discussion as required||$60|
|Village Health's Dietitian Package||120 mins||This package includes 1 x initial and 2 x follow up consultations, saving you $20!||$215|
Enrolled Patients with Village Health:
|Initial Consultation||45 mins||Includes a dietary assessment, 'kickstarter' goals, and information passed on to your GP (if required)||$75|
|Follow-up Consultation||30 mins||Includes further personalised goal setting, manipulation of current goals and further discussion as required||$50|
|Prescription Consultation (Instead of a Dr Appointment)||30 mins||We cover lifestyle choices beneficial for your health condition/s, personalised goal setting, blood pressure check, and you get your regular medications script from your GP! Ask your GP on your next visit if this would suit you.||$49 (Price of a GP consult)|
Follow-up appointments are highly recommended so that we can fully support you in achieving your goals.
Check out our blog below and see what is going on in the vast world of nutrition!
Village Health presents a 3 part interactive series for people with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, run by our very own Dietitian Leanne! Click HERE or read on for further information. This event will be held upstairs in our brand new building at Village Health, 30 Lincoln Road. Classes begin at 5.45pm and will finish approximately 6.45pm. The first class – held … Read More
This week is ‘Coeliac Awareness Week’ in NZ. Approximately 1 in 70 New Zealanders have coeliac disease, and up to 80% of those are unaware they have the condition! Increasing awareness is important for both diagnosis and increasing our knowledge on what a gluten free diet is. Someone close to me personally has coeliac disease – she recently had dinner … Read More
Happy World Milk Day for the 1st June! With World Milk Day being tomorrow, I thought this would be an udderly fantastic opportunity to share some milky facts, talk about bone health and spread the dairy knowledge… Cow’s milk is packed with nutrients, and plays a vital part in many of our diets. So first off, what nutrient goodies does … Read More
Whether we think about it or not, we have all made changes for better or worse over our lifetimes. Most of the time, these changes occur without us even realising they are happening – especially the ‘bad’ ones! Whether you’re trying to cut down on some indulgences, get fitter, socialise more, or even learn an instrument – the number one … Read More
As winter steadily approaches, our noses tend to drip a little more and the trusty Vitamin C tablets come back out of the kitchen cabinet. But how useful is vitamin C when it comes to the common cold, and is it worth its hefty price? Vitamin C plays a role as an antioxidant, assists in wound healing, increases iron absorption … Read More
It’s fair to say we live busy lives. We go from one thing to the next – whether it’s our jobs, relationships, children, houses, finances… the list goes on! Being mindful in the way we live, interact with people and food can be a way of dealing with all that life stress that just seems to build up. Mindfulness? Mindfulness … Read More
Feeding Your Gut with Fibre As a population, we do not eat enough fibre in our diets, and getting a mixture of the different types of fibre is another important consideration. But before we even discuss the food sources, it’s important to first understand: what is ‘fibre’, why is it important, and then; what does eating more actually look like? … Read More
We all have cholesterol in our bodies, it’s when we have a little too much cholesterol in our body that we can start to get concerned. Too much cholesterol builds up inside our arteries, blocking the blood flow and increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke. NOTE: This advice is a part of a healthy lifestyle, and does not just … Read More
Low GI Ever wondered how following a low GI eating plan might benefit you? Just like with other areas of life, it’s good to have a plan – a financial plan (whether that just means paying your bills on time), an entertainment ‘plan’ (making time for things you enjoy, no matter how small)… you get the idea. An eating plan … Read More
Here is an easy guide for which foods you should seek out and which to avoid to help lower your cholesterol. Increase your intake of: Food Why What Fish Omega 3’s – consumption associated with better cardiovascular disease outcomes; helps to lower LDL and increase HDL. Oily fish are the highest sources – salmon, mackerel, sardines, fresh tuna Other varieties are … Read More
Check out our collation of recipes below! We aim to post healthy, affordable and high fibre recipes for your use, with a few treats chucked in here and there. You can never have too many recipes up your sleeve!
For those of you that don’t ‘do’ breakfast, or those looking for a way to increase fibre, calcium and protein in one hit! Not just a breakfast option either, consider this also for an easy portable lunch. This is an example of a ‘yoghurt bowl’. You will see what I mean when you google this term. Yoghurt bowls are basically … Read More
This is a super simple, yummy recipe for the whole family. Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 3 garlic cloves (crushed) 3 spring onions (finely sliced) 12 eggs 2 x 185grams tuna in spring water salt and pepper to season Method 1. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees and line a medium sized (20cm diameter) pyrex or baking dish with baking paper. 2. Crack eggs … Read More
Spinach and red pepper Mini Frittatas Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 red bell pepper, diced small (about 1/2 cup) 1/2 small yellow onion, diced small (about 1/2 cup) about 3 cups loosely packed spinach, roughly chopped 4 eggs 4 egg whites 1/4 cup skim milk 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste Instructions Preheat … Read More
Asparagus Omelette Serves 2 Bunch of asparagus – sliced in half lengthways 6 eggs 2 tablespoons pesto 2 handfuls of crunchy sprouts – found in the fresh produce section of supermarket Chilli flakes – pinch Salt – pinch Heat a large frypan with 1-2 tbsp oil. Toss the asparagus in the oil. Season with chilli flakes and a … Read More
Ingredients 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon water 1 long red chilli with seeds, minced 1 small garlic clove, minced 1 cup vegetable oil, for frying 2 large shallots, thinly sliced (use spring onion if you can’t … Read More
From the ‘Heart Foundation Cookbook – Full of Beans’ available for download from https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/resources/full-o-beans-cookbook/ Ingredients 250 lean beef mince 400g canned lentils, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp tomato sauce 1 egg 1/3 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 1 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 carrot, grated Pinch ground black pepper Method Combine all ingredients Knead mixture until well … Read More
30 minute Chicken Pie Serves 6 Ingredients 3-4 large chicken breast (about 700g) Knob of butter A lug of oil 2 spring onions 150g mushrooms 1 heaped tbsp plain flour 2 tsp English mustard (optional) 2 heaped tbsp lite cream cheese 300ml chicken stock 3 sprigs fresh thyme or 3 pinches of dried thyme ½ tsp nutmeg Puff pastry … Read More
Perfect for those get-out-of-bed and go sort of people. Prepare this muesli the night before (5 minutes!) and you’ll wake up to a fast, healthy, convenient breakfast. This recipe is super versatile – swap for different seeds, nuts and fruit as desired. This breakfast is not only delicious, but is a nutritious choice. It has high-fibre oats to fill you … Read More
This week is ‘Coeliac Awareness Week’ – June 10-16th 2019. If you haven’t checked it out already, see our blog on what coeliac disease is, and how to eat gluten free HERE. Spaghetti Bolognese is a family classic, and this dish can easily be turned into a gluten free dish for one or all. You can either cook this dish … Read More
Does garlic trigger your IBS or give you unpleasant symptoms? Garlic offers our dishes so much flavour, but for some people it is just not worth suffering the aftermath. Luckily, ‘Garlic-Infused Oil’ is perfectly safe for those with garlic intolerance to use, even when on the FODMAP-elimination phase of your IBS journey! Give this easy recipe a go, how to store … Read More