Meet The Team

Our Accredited Practising Dietitians are specialists in their field with more than 10 years experience each in a hospital setting in their particular interest. This level of expertise is unique to My Nutrition Clinic and gives our clients absolute confidence that they are receiving the most accurate and up-to-date advice available.

Our objective is to provide you with the right information during individual consultations to empower you to make great food choices to best suit your health in the long term.

Cherie Hugo, Older Adult Dietitian (Director)

As Director of My Nutrition Clinic,  founder of The Lantern Project, and PhD scholar in the area of aged care nutrition through Bond University, Cherie is committed to demonstrating practical ways to improve quality of life through improvements in nutritional status. Cherie has a firm grounding in clinical dietetics with 10 years as the sole dietitian at John Flynn Hospital (and 3 years as sole dietitian at Pindara Private Hospital). She has run private practice over the past 15 years and recently developed and implemented the 6 week PosAbility Program focused on empowering community clients with disabilities around nutrition.

Cherie can help with the following conditions:

  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinsons disease
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Poor appetite and eating difficulties
  • Chronic constipation and diarrhoea
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis

Anna D’Arcy, Healthy Weight Dietitian (Director)

Anna is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Director of My Nutrition Clinic who has worked for over a decade involved in the development and delivery of weight management programmes for adults and children. Anna has a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics along with a Masters in Public Health and has worked in both Australia and London (UK). Anna currently runs a weight management programme at My Nutrition Clinic on the Gold Coast which incorporates techniques developed by Weight Management Psychologist, Glenn Mackintosh along-side nutrition education and exercise physiology.

Anna can help with the following:

  • Healthy weight loss
  • Chronic Pain
  • Practical ideas for healthy recipes
  • Childcare centre consultations
  • Talks to community groups and schools

Amanda Turbill, Food Allergy and Intolerance Dietitian

Having three allergic and food intolerant children myself, I understand the challenges people face in every environment and situation I still find shopping and cooking for my family to be one of the biggest challenges and delights I have yet faced as a

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. While mouth ulcers, nausea, colic, irritable bowel, headaches, fatigue, irritability, sinus, asthma, hives and eczema can be attributed to a spectrum of causes, intolerance to food chemicals can sometimes be the underlying factor. Often overused as an explanation without correct investigation, or mislabelled as a food allergy, food chemical intolerance can be a real problem if not pinpointed and managed correctly.

Amanda can help with the following:

  • Developing healthy eating plans with food allergies
  • Understanding food labels and navigating eating in social situations
  • Identification of food intolerances
  • Ensuring optimum nutrition and quality of life with food intolerances
  • Practical guidance on following an elimination diet
  • Advice on appropriate tests and investigations

Jacqui Palmer,  Paediatric Dietitian

Jacqui has been a Dietitian for 20 years in both Queensland and London. Jacqui has worked in some of London’s largest hospitals and witnessed such courage and determinate in the children she helped that she became committed to improving their quality of life though better nutrition.  In London, Jacqui worked as a clinical paediatric dietitian at the prestigious Royal London, St Barts and Lewisham Hospitals. Jacqui has developed significant experience in complex allergies, faltering growth, diabetes (Type 1 and 2) and Autistic Spectrum disorder.

Jacqui can help with the following conditions:

  • Food allergies
  • Establish health eating patterns for Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Supporting parents to overcome feeding difficulties in Autistic Spectrum disorder
  • Faltering growth
  • Food refusal and fussy eating
  • Advise on the use of blended food with tube feeding

Molly Warner, Aged Care and Chronic Disease Dietitian

Molly is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and uses nutrition to improve quality of life through health, comfort and happiness. Food is a major part of all of those. Molly is fascinated by complex food and body systems but she likes to live the simple life -cooking with whole foods and exploring the wild whenever she can.

Molly can help with the following conditions:

  • Fatigue
  • Unintentional weight gain or weight loss
  • Identify and correct any potential nutrient deficiencies
  • Taste changes
  • Establish healthy eating patterns
  • Preserve muscle and strength
  • Side-effects of medication

Travis Ronaldson, Sports Nutrition and Performance Dietitian

Travis Ronaldson is a Performance Dietitian and Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) with a passion for pushing the boundaries of human potential.
Travis spends his time working with athletes, high achievers and people like you, all trying to perform at their best physically, mentally and emotionally in their sport, career and life.  More specifically, Travis has and continues to work with NRL and AFL teams, Olympic athletes and is engaged by businesses to help their management teams improve their performance. Travis has been a strength and conditioning coach for many years for both amateur and professional athletes prepare for individual and team sports. This provides Travis with a unique understanding of how training and nutrition interact and this transfers into more specific programs tailored to suit your training and physique goals.

Travis can help with the following:

  • Increasing muscle mass
  • Lose body fat and make weight
  • Hydration and recovery
  • Understand how supplements will impact your performance
  • Preparing for endurance events and refuelling
  • Sports nutrition talks for sporting and school groups

Heidi Luxton, APD

Heidi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with significant experience in diabetes, coeliac disease, high cholesterol and weight management. Heidi has a strong interest in the use of the Glycaemic Index (GI) for Diabetes, weight management and general health, having studied under GI pioneer Dr Jenni Brand-Miller at The University of Sydney. Having a son with Coeliac disease herself, Heidi can empathise and provide practical advice to those living with chronic conditions. Heidi will work collaboratively with you to achieve optimal health outcomes, by making realistic, sustainable changes that fit in with your individual life circumstances. Heidi’s warm and non-judgemental approach will inspire you to make the changes needed to enhance your health and wellbeing.

Heidi can help with the following conditions:

  • Weight management in adults and children
  • Coeliacs disease
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Reflux
  • IBS
  • Food intolerance
  • PCOS
  • Gout

Alys Lympaney, Gastointestinal Dietitian

Alys Lympaney has spent over a decade working in large acute teaching hospitals in London specialising in gastrointestinal surgery and diseases. In London, she specialised in Gastrointestinal surgery and Neurological diseases  at both the prestigious Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and then at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). Since returning to Australia in 2015, Alys works at Prince Charles hospital and The Wesley private hospital.

Alys can help with the following conditions:

  • Inflammatory bowel diseases e.g Crohns, Ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic diarrhoea and constipation
  • IBS and low FODMAP diets
  • Eosinophilic oesophagitis
  • Reflux and Barratt’s oesophagus
  • Diverticular disease
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Liver disease
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pre and post bowel and gastrointestinal surgery

Jaimon Kelly, APD, Kidney Dietian

Jaimon is passionate about improving the health outcomes for people with chronic conditions including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, liver disease and eating disorders. Jaimon has significant experience working in large teaching hospitals, private practice and training health professionals. Jaimon is researching the effectiveness and application of a range of telehealth methods of patient care and health outcomes.

Jaimon can help with the following conditions:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Weight management in adults and children
  • IBS and low FODMAP diets
  • Gout
  • Diabetes
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic pain
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To book an appointment with one of our specialist Dietitians, please call 5533 8866

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Locations

Book an appointment with one of our Accredited Practising Gold Coast Dietitians online at a convenient location and time. Appointments in Nerang, Robina, Burleigh, Miami available.

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Corporate Health

Reduce sickness absence and increase productivity through a healthy and happy workforce. Our team can help to motivate and guide your teams to get fit and healthy!

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Aged Care Nutrition

We service Australian aged care facilities and have provided exceptional aged care nutritional services for over 15 years.

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