Christchurch Nutrition, diet, dieting, weight-loss, lose weight, eat well, healthy eating

By: Bmi  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Weight Loss, Surgery, Obesity Surgery

We are dietitians providing specialised advice for weight loss, weight gain women's health and digestive health.

Our approach involves:

  • Identifying nutritional needs and personal goals
  • Personalising dietary plans
  • Interpreting scientific knowledge into practical and realistic advice
  • Combining experience in catering, clinical research, and development of teaching aids, with extensive knowledge of nutrition and health

Who We Are

Clarice Hebblethwaite
BSc Hons Nutrition Dietetics, NZRD

Clarice brings together skills drawn from 10 years of experience as a chef and over 14 years as a UK and NZ Registered Dietitian. Founder of NZ Dietitians' Gastroenterology Interest Group, she is widely regarded as a leader in dietary approaches for digestive health, gastrointestinal surgery, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and identifying and treating food intolerance. Clarice believes in greater health and wellbeing through realistic dietary and lifestyle advice.

Julie Leeper
BCApSC, PGDip Diet (distinction), NZRD
Julie is a NZ Registered Dietitian with over 14 years of experience in promoting eating for health.
With an innovative and practical approach to promoting dietary change, Julie has extensive experience in group education and supermarket tours, and has published a recipe book called "NOSH- delicious and responsible eating". Julie has a special interest in food intolerance, having been diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 1991.

Meg Shannon
BSc HUNT, PGDip Diet (distinction), NZRD
Meg is a NZ Registered Dietitian with a strong background in research coordinating clinical studies in cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease. She is a skilled dietary consultant specialising in diabetes, lipid disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, obesity and dietary support for weight loss surgery. Meg utilises her research and clinical skills to promote healthy lifestyles through practical, evidence-based recommendations.

We provide specialised advice for

Weight and health

Weight gain
Personalised dietary plans to help restore weight

Weight loss

A tailored approach for diet and lifestyle to improve weight, energy levels and health

Weight loss surgery

Comprehensive dietary advice and support before and after obesity surgery

Women's health 

A personalised dietary plan for help with:

  • Period pain and mid cycle pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Premenstrual tension
  • Energy levels

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
An individualised approach to help with:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Weight loss
  • Energy levels

Digestive health

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Dietary advice for functional bowel symptoms including:

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Bloating
  • Wind
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation

Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance
Expert guidance for living on a gluten free diet both at home and when eating out, maximizing dietary calcium, iron, fibre and foods for good energy levels, bowel health, healthy bones and weight.

Supermarket tours for gluten free diets
Practical instruction for reading food labels and choosing healthy gluten free foods.

Inflammatory bowel disease  (IBD)
Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis. A complete approach to the identification and treatment of nutritional deficiencies, to achieve healthy weight and reduce symptoms.

A total approach incorporating advice on fibre, foods, fluids and lifestyle.

Diverticular disease
Advice on fibre and foods to aid in bowel health.

Gastrointestinal surgery
Healthy recovery after surgery. Reducing the risk of bowel cancer

Dietary advice following diagnosis of lactose and fructose intolerance
Diagnostic breath hydrogen and methane testing for lactose and fructose intolerance with individual dietary consults as a treatment package.

Breath test protocols and reporting by Gastroenterologists Dr. Richard Gearry and Dr. Bruce Chapman and Scientific Officer Dr. Bruce Dobbs of Digestive Health Services. These tests may be reimbursed by health insurance.

Contact us

  • Individual consultations in person or by phone
  • Treatment package for diagnosis and treatment of lactose and fructose intolerance
  • Supermarket tours

Clarice Hebblethwaite
Dietary Specialists
Level 1, 9 Caledonian Road
Christchurch 8013
Phone 03 968 3131

Meg Shannon


Dietary Specialists

Level 1, 9 Caledonian Road

Christchurch 8013

Phone 03 968 3131

Julie Leeper



P O Box 29231

Christchurch 8540

Phone 03 351 4134

Keywords: Obesity Surgery, Surgery, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Surgery

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