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About Us

SS Diets has the best dietitians that provide the highest level of dietary help. We’re made up of a team of experienced dietitians who love food and have a mission to provide you with correct guidance in all things food. We have all spent time in major acute care hospitals in Sydney and collectively have over 40 years of experience working as dietitians. 

We believe in evidence-based advice delivered with practical strategies. We keep up to date with changes in scientific research and both food trends and social media focus points (sometimes justified, other times completely off the mark and confusing).

At SS Diets 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 by scientific evidence.

We’re Accredited Practising Dietitians, University trained professionals and registered members of Dietitian’s Australia

You can find us under both ‘Find An APD” and the ‘Register of Accredited Practising Dietitians.

"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients"

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Specialty Service Areas

We have four major specialty areas of work. Within each of these are a multitude of options.

Weight Management, Diabetes And General Nutrition

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We can help you understand your medical diagnosis and its relationship with food. We fundamentally believe in you understanding why you need to make changes, not just what to change. We are not about ‘diets’. We are about nutrition counselling and education to support you having the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome.

Paediatric Dietetic Services

We understand kids are not just ‘little adults’ and paediatric nutrition encompasses the entire family. At SS Diets we have a particular passion for supporting kids requiring tube feeding. Our goal is to get them off the tube as quickly as possible. Alternatively, if that’s not possible, we work with families to ensure the tube is as minimally invasive to family life.

Bariatric Dietetic Services​

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SS Diets is your local specialist bariatric dietitian service. We work closely with multiple surgeons in your area and around Sydney, supporting people through their weight loss journey.

We work closely with multiple surgeons in your local area and throughout Sydney who perform all kinds of bariatric surgeries including gastric by-pass, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and mini-gastric bypass surgeries.

We are empathetic to your needs and will guide you through the appropriate diet adjustments for your surgery. 

Eating Disorder Dietetic Services​

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We support clients with acute and atypical anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and ARFID (Avoidant, Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). We work closely with local experienced eating disorder psychologists and GPs to help you understand and challenge the eating disorder.

We understand how destructive and exhausting eating disorders can be. How they can encapsulate everything about a person’s family, friends, work, study and entire world. We work with our clients and their support team (friends and family) through recovery.

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Meet The Team

We're here to give you specific, scientifically supported, nutrition information based on your current medical history.
Naomi Crockett - Dietitian
Naomi Crockett

Paediatrics: Premature to Teenagers
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Justine Quintano - Dietitian
Justine Quintano

Women’s Health, Adolescents and Eating for Exercise
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Julia Phillips - Dietitian
Julia Phillips

Adults, Diabetes, Weight Management and Gut Dysfunction
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Penny Weigand - Dietitian
Penny Weigand

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery and Major Gastro-Intestinal Surgeries
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Alexandra McClelland - Dietitian
Alexandra McClelland

Gut Dysfunction, Eating Disorders and Complex Presentations
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SS DIETS HAVE OVER

60 YEARS

COMBINED EXPERIENCE ​

SS DIETS HAVE MORE THAN

6,750

SATISFIED CLIENTS

DID YOU KNOW?

96% OF AUSSIES

DON'T EAT ENOUGH VEGETABLES

DID YOU KNOW?

40% OF K-6 STUDENTS

DON'T EAT ANY VEGETABLES

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Health Issues

Our dietitians have demonstrated success with counselling clients through a range of health issues...
Weight Control
(Adults & Children)

The best weight control strategy considers all aspects of eating across the entire day, not just cutting out whole food groups. 

Hypertension
(High Blood Pressure)

Changing your dietary intake, increasing exercise and loosing some weight (if indicated) all independently can lower your BP.

Hyperlipidemia
(High Blood Cholesterol)

There are different components of cholesterol, and each has a different dietary strategy to help increase or decrease them. 

Diverticular Disease, Diverticulosis, Diverticulitis

The key to preventing diverticulosis from becoming diverticulitis is to ensure you’re getting enough fibre in your diet. 60% of Australian adults don’t consume enough fibre.

Type 1
Diabetes
(Pens/Pumps)

Understanding your dietary intake, particularly the amount of carbohydrate you consume, and your need for insulin is vitally important.

Type 2
Diabetes
(Diet or Insulin)

When diabetes is diagnosed, dietary management is vitally important to prevent long term complications such as poor eye sight, kidney disease or blocked arteries. 

Insulin Resistance
(Pre-Diabetes)

There are lots of lifestyle strategies that can be implemented to reverse insulin resistance and prevent (or slow) its transition to Type 2 Diabetes.

Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

Changing your lifestyle (food & movement) is the key to controlling symptoms and reducing complications of PCOS.

Fatty Liver, Cirrhosis
& Liver Failure

There are currently no medications to prevent liver disease progression. The best strategy is to improve your lifestyle.

Chronic Renal Failure
(1-5 & Dialysis)

At stages 1 – 3 the focus is to preserve your current kidney function and prevent further decline by making some significant and sustainable changes to your diet and exercise. 

Recurrent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones develop when waste products inside your kidney join together and form a solid mass (or a ‘stone’). The best strategy to prevent them from growing is to stay well hydrated at all times.

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Gout

Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid and presents as small crystals form in and around key joints (most commonly in the knees, feet or hands) and cause inflammation and significant pain.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(FODMAP DIET)

IBS is harmless, but distressing, either an elimination diet or considering your fibre intake might help to alleviate some of the unpleasant symptoms.

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is very different from “gluten intolerance” and needs to be clearly understood and a strict gluten-free diet implemented to minimise complications.

Crohns & Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis are painful & distressing conditions. While there are no known causes, changing your diet can help to minimise the symptoms. 

Malnutrition
(Elderly & Respiratory Conditions)

Up to 72% of aged care residents have been shown to be malnourished. Implementing high protein, high energy diet strategies will assist weight gain and prevent further weight loss.

Food Intolerances
(Elimination Diet)

Food intolerances are difficult to diagnose and consideration of an elimination diet needs professional support and assistance.

Weight Gain

Being underweight is more dangerous to our health than being overweight. There should be a focus on ‘making every mouthful count’.

Disordered Eating:
Binge Eating, Anorexia, Bulimia

Recovery from an eating disorder requires an experienced supportive team including friends, family, your GP, an experienced psychologist & dietitian as well as possibly a psychiatrist.  

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For Professionals

We work with a range of industry professionals to provide learnings on best nutritional practices.
GPs & Specialists

If you’re a GP or specialist looking for a long-established, well-respected group of Dietitians to refer patients to, please use this website to get plenty of information about who we are, what we do and what each of us specialises in.

SS Diets work across a range of health-related issues that require nutritional advice and coaching. We have experience in dealing with the basic through to the most complex of problems.

We’ve all had experience working in large acute teaching hospitals (mostly St. George, Sutherland and Sydney Kids Hospitals), supporting patients from acute care to rehabilitation in all areas of medical specialties (including renal wards). 

Alexandra has a particular area of interest in both clients with an eating disorder and those with renal impairment. Julia has a particular area of interest in hyperglycemia and preventative health. 

We’re always keen to collaborate with you regarding specific individual patient’s needs as appropriate. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. One of our team will take the time to answer any questions you may have. We can organise whatever you need from us to ensure the referral process is as simple and smooth as possible.

NDIS

Not many dietitian businesses are NDIS registered however, we are! We continue to maintain our NDIS Registration with NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to provide Dietitian services to all NDIS participants, including those that are self, NDIA or plan managed.

If you or your participant are approved under funding lines “Improved Daily Living Skills” and/or Improved Health and Wellbeing”, all your services with us, including individual plans, menu development and nutrition counselling services are fully funded.

We can support NDIS registered participants in a wide range of ways including individual consultations in-clinic, home visits (within our geographical area), telehealth consultations and menu reviews for group homes. We have supported over 150 NDIS participants in navigating changing their diet to assist them to meet their own individual goals. 

Please download this form which obtains information about you and your plan so we can write the Service Level Agreement (SLA) as required by the NDIA. When complete, simply send it to us via email, fax it to us on 02 8569 2321 or drop it off at one of our locations.

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Feedback

We LOVE feedback. It helps us improve and lets others know how we do.

Did you know it’s against the law for regulated professionals to promote ‘testimonials’ on their websites? You won’t see any doctor, physiotherapist, physician or surgeon guaranteeing outcomes. For example, in our industry, no one can ‘guarantee’ weight loss, or lowered cholesterol. If we do this we stand to lose our licence or credentials. Comparatively, we encourage you to be sceptical of businesses that make unsubstantiated promises or guarantees.

Occasionally though, our clients let us know how they found their interaction with our team rather than the results they achieve…

Alternatively, if you’re a customer and want to let us know about your experience with our practitioners, you may be interested in leaving feedback of your own….

Alexandra McClelland

Managing Director, SS Diets

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Dietary Insights Blog

Our blog is full of insightful articles that will help get you started on your new food journey...

ABOUT THE SS DIETS INSIGHTS BLOG

Each month we explore a range of topics across the wide range of the nutrition spectrum. Whether you're looking for information on how to effectively combat health-related issues through dietetics or you're just looking to maintain a healthier approach to food and all the benefits this can bring, this blog is for you!

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SUTHERLAND

1B/674-678
Old Princes Highway,
Sutherland
(inside Southern Endocrinology)

KOGARAH

Suite G01,
89-99 Princes Highway, Kogarah
(opposite St George
TAFE)​

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