Eat Smart Nutrition Consultants

Kerry Leech  
Mob: 0412 234 572

Lauren James
(née Nugent)  
Mob: 0411 741 059

Kellie Hogan  
Mob: 0419 786 178

Joseph Spelta  
Mob: 0402 843 955

Amelia Webster  
Mob: 0439 867 947

Rebecca Disher
(née Evans)  
Mob: 0411 632 414

Zara Nance  
Mob: 0450 699 692

Peita Hynes  
Mob: 0422 229 031

Caitlin Anderson  
Mob: 0410 820 500

Casey James  
Mob: 0439 745 689


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1300 077 767

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Kenmore Medical Centre
07 3363 1600

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Bayside Wellbeing Centre
07 3823 5423

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0431 653 683

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07 3899 0659

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Greenslopes Hospital
1300 464 464

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07 3357 8192


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Runaway Bay
07 5500 6470

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07 5500 6470

Accredited Practising Dietitian

About the Eat Smart Dietitians

Accredited Dietitians Brisbane & Gold Coast

See below for more about the Eat Smart Dietitians:
Kerry Leech, Lauren James (née Nugent), Kellie Hogan, Amelia Webster, Joseph SpeltaRebecca Disher (née Evans), Zara Nance, Peita Hynes, Caitlin Anderson and Casey James.

Kerry Leech B.Sc., Grad.Dip.Dietetics, APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Advanced Sports Dietitian

Kerry Leech Advanced Sport Dietitian

Hi I am Kerry Leech. I have been a dietitian for 15 years, after graduating I first gained a broad clinical experience in various hospitals.
For the last 12 years I have been working with Holly Frail in what is now Eat Smart Nutrition Consultants where I have widened my experience in dietetics even further.

My interest in food and nutrition, especially in the sporting area started as an aspiring elite netball player at the Australian Institute of Sport. Despite not reaching my goals in netball I have found my niche helping people, including athletes, to reach their goals with a healthy diet. I have now been working with the Australian Netball team for the past 10 years.

As well as my experience in private practice treating a wide variety of clinical conditions, during the past four years I have been the Nutrition Coordinator for the Qld Academy of Sport. At the QAS I also consult with the swimming, softball and women's football teams as well as a wide variety of individual athletes. I also consult with the AIS Squash unit that is based in Brisbane, and am also an active member of Sports Dietitians Australia.

I also regularly lecture to athletes, coaches and the general public on both nutrition for a healthy lifestyle and sports nutrition. I am also a regular lecturer at the Qld Dental School to dentists and oral hygienists on providing nutrition information to their clients.

As I now have three children I have an interest in helping all members of families to eat well and stay sane at the same time. I find I stay fit and healthy by including regular social sport into my weekly schedule with netball, basketball and tennis being my main fixtures.

Finally, my passion is food and cooking and I love to find ways to make food a healthy and tasty part of everyday living.

KERRY's Speciality Practice Areas:
Clinical - weight management, over 50’s - menopause, difficult weight management, IBS, eating issues.
Sports - Adolescent athletes - body composition management, Female athletes, Swimming, Netball, Football of all codes, Power Sports.

Lauren James (née Nugent) B. Hlth Sci (Nut & Diet) (Hons.), APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian &  Advanced Sports Dietitian

Lauren James (née Nugent) Accredited Dietitian

Lauren James (née Nugent) has been a dietitian for over 9 years, working in both clinical dietetics and sports nutrition. She started work in Private Practice and in Hospitals and Nursing Homes. She later took on work in a psychology practice to further her knowledge of the psychological impact of food and nutrition. Lauren joined Eat Smart Nutrition Consultants in 2005 to further her passion for sports nutrition and private practice.

Lauren consults on all general dietetic issues such as weight loss or gain, diabetes, cholesterol and lifestyle modification. She specializes in sports nutrition, gastrointestinal disorders and eating disorder patients.

Lauren currently consults to the Australian Institute of Sport as the Sports Dietitian for Squash, is a nutrition service provider for the QLD Academy of Sport Golf and Athletics programs, consults to the Brisbane Broncos Under 20's and Elite Player Development program and is the Sports Dietitian for the Women's Roar Football squad. Within Eat Smart Lauren facilitates the Eat Smart in Schools program for Adolescent Athletes. The program started in 2006 to assist junior athletes to excel in their chosen sport. We have combined our knowledge and skills in elite athletes for use in the junior athlete. It is an exciting project and Lauren thoroughly enjoys consulting to school Rugby, Rowing, Soccer, Golf, Dance, Tennis, Volleyball and Netball squads.

Lauren is a regular presenter to corporate groups, athletes, coaches and the general public on a variety of nutrition topics. Lauren enjoys making presentations interactive and fun to ensure all participants go home learning something useful!

On a personal note, Lauren likes to keep active by running and going to the gym as well as doing Pilates and yoga! In fact, the more variety the better! Exercise is essential for Lauren to relax, recharge and de-stress.

Lauren loves to travel and particularly enjoys cuisines from other countries. She has a passion for all things food, wine and cooking – hence her career choice!

LAUREN's Speciality Practice Areas:

Clinical- Gastrointestinal health including IBS, constipation, bowel surgery, inflammatory bowel diseases; Eating Disorders and Mental Health.

Sports- Female individual and team sport athletes; Water Polo, hockey, Football and Aesthetic sports such as Gymnastics, dance; Athletes with disordered eating.<

Kellie Hogan B. Hlth Sci (Nut & Diet) (Hons), APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Advanced Sports Dietitian

Kellie Hogan Accredited Dietitian

Kellie Hogan from Kellie Hogan & Associates Nutrition and Dietetic Services has recently joined forces with Eat Smart Nutrition Consultants to form a new and exciting venture, Eat Smart Nutrition Consultants Gold Coast.  Kellie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and has been consulting at a range of locations on the Gold Coast since 2000.

In addition to her clinical work in private practice, her additional skills as an Accredited Sports Dietitian, sees her maintain a range of sports nutrition consultancies across South East Qld including; the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League team, the Australian Rugby Union’s (ARU) Qld Academy program and the Qld Academy of Sport’s  (QAS) Hockey and Cycling programs and Cycling Australia’s high performance BMX program. Kellie also enjoys lecturing to a vast array of sporting organizations such as the PGA, numerous sporting groups, clubs and schools. Kellie also works for Nutrition Australia Qld (NAQ) in Brisbane as the Senior program manager of Food Smart Schools. Kellie is passionate about advancing the profession of Sports Dietetics and as such, has been an active member of the board of Sports Dieitians Australia (SDA) since 2000 and has held the position of SDA President since 2010.

KELLIE's Speciality Practice Areas:
Weight loss, malnutrition, Cancer, Pregnancy, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Osteoporosis
Sports- Junior and Senior Male and Female Team Sports -  Rugby League and Rugby Union, Soccer, netball, basketball Hockey and individual sports including Cycling, Triathlon, Swimming.

Amelia Webster B. Hlth Sci (Nut & Diet), APD
B App Sci (HMS)
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

Amelia Webster Accredited Dietitian

In 2011 Kellie welcomed Accredited Practicing Dietitian Amelia Webster to her Gold Coast Practice. Amelia joined the practice after working in clinical, private practice and community nutrition settings in Brisbane for several years. Amelia also has a degree in Human Movement studies and has completed further study in order to become an Accredited Sports Dietitian.  Amelia also works at Nutrition Australia Qld (NAQ) as part of their Food Smart Schools Program and since 2010, has played an integral role in NAQ’s “Healthy Clubs Qld Initiative” which has seen her work with many sporting clubs including parents, managers, coaches and players sharing her passion for ensuring that healthy eating messages and sport go hand in hand.

Joseph Spelta B. Hlth Sci.(Nut & Diet), APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Sports Dietitian
B App Sci (HMS), AEP
Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Joseph Spelta Accredited Dietitian

Joseph has a very keen interest in everything Health and Fitness, having started in the fitness industry, as a group fitness instructor and Personal trainer over 10 years ago. His studies in Nutrition and Dietetics and Human Movement Studies, and dual accredititations as a Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist, have put him in an excellent position to counsel anyone who wants to improve their health and performance via nutrition and exercise.

Joseph has a special interest in Men's Health; Cardio Vascular Disease and Weight Management. On top of his Sports Dietitian roles with Eat Smart and Queensland Academy of Sports, he is also Director of Protocol Fitness and is responsible for

program design, personal training and Pilates classes.
" I love seeing the changes in clients from a healthy eating plan and appropriate training".

Joseph works in Eat Smart and currently work in the Capalaba, & Macgregor clinics. Eat Smart's expertise in sports nutrition certainly aligns with his belief and passion for this specialty area.

He has have a wide sporting background, recently has completed "Tough Mudder" and a few other adventure/endurance events. You will still find him hitting the gym for a grueling session and enjoy outdoor adventure training!

"With every client I always try to:

  1. Empower change within individuals to create healthy lifestyle choices.
  2. Provide the challenges and motivation to push clients to their potential".

JOSEPH's Speciality Practice Areas:
Weight loss; Newly diagnosed and long term Type 2 diabetes; Cardiovascular Disease (Hypertension and Cholesterol control); Men's Health, Mental Health;  Osteoporosis.
Sports- Body Composition manipulation (Muscle building and fat loss); adolescent swimmers; Endurance training and race planning.

Rebecca Disher (née Evans) B. Hlth Sci (Nut & Diet) (Hons), APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Sports Dietitian
B App Sci (HMS) (Hons)

Rebecca Disher (née Evans) Accredited Dietitian

With a double degree in Dietitics and Human Movements, Bec has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years, both as a personal trainer and a nutritionist for sports teams such as State League netball and soccer teams.   Bec specialises in weight loss/management, chronic diseases such as diabetes management, Cardiovascular, kidney disease and respiratory conditions with a strong area of interest in sports nutrition as well.

Bec has represented Australia in Australian U/21 Netball Team and State teams in athletics, softball and swimming.  Working as a personal trainer and boxing coach Bec has developed a keen interest in hydration and recovery techniques.  She’s also had a lot of experience working with clients in setting and achieving goals, developing healthy eating plans, and working towards creating a healthy lifestyle with her clients.

Bec has also developed and implemented weight loss and pre-natal programs that have focused on both nutrition and exercise components.  She also has experience in delivering education sessions on many topics to a variety of age groups.  In particular working with clients to educate them on how to read food labels, how to maximise training with nutrition and Healthy eating.

Bec works hard and trains hard to be able to give her clients the best.  Bec’s passion is running but enjoys mixing things up with cycling, swimming, boxing and plyometric training on a regular basis.
Her motivation to help others achieve their goals and their ability to live the healthiest and best life possible is what inspires her be a part of the Eat Smart Team.

BEC's Speciality Practice Areas:

Clinical- Paediatrics; Weight Loss; Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM); Type 1 Diabetes (Paed and Adults).
Sports- Child and Adolescent (all sports and athletes under 16).
Adults - Endurance (Cycling, Half and Ironman triathletes, ultra marathon, open water swimmers etc).  Water Based Sports: swimmers, kayak, canoe.  And diasability/physical impairment athletes.

Zara Nance B. ExNutr Sci, MDietSt APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian  

Zara Nance - Dietitian

Zara completed her studies in Exercise and Nutrition Science and then followed on with a Masters in Dietetics at UQ. During this time she gained experience in a wide range of nutritional issues including weight loss and weight gain; chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes; food allergies and intolerances including IBS and coeliac disease.  Zara is coeliac herself and therefore intimately understands the difficulties of adjusting to a strict gluten free diet.  Zara is also very passionate about exercise and sports nutrition.

Zara has a strong background in running, cycling and triathlon as well as being a gym member for over 7 years. Zara regularly competes competitively in many age-group triathlon events across the year. Zara was fortunate enough to represent Australia in the Triathlon World Age-Group Championships in Chicago 2015.  Throughout her sporting experiences she has gained interest in pre and post exercise nutrition as well as hydration and recovery techniques to maximize clients training or race performance.

Zara has previously worked as a Nutritionist where she enjoys educating clients on healthy eating and nutrition, and aims to inspire people to achieve their personal goals and enjoy life to the fullest.

Zara will be working in our Woolloongabba, Toowong, Carseldine, Jindalee, Capalaba and new Albion clinics.

Peita Hynes B. Nutr Sci (Nutr and Diet) (Hons), APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian
B App Sci (HMS) (Hons)

Peita Hynes - Accredited Dietitian

Peita has over 12 years’ experience in the health industry, having started her career as an exercise physiologist with UQ Sport. She has been a practicing dietitian for over 10 years, working with a range of clients from new mothers to professional athletes.

Peita specialises in weight management and sports nutrition and has worked in a variety of settings including Queensland Health, corporate health, private practice and the Queensland Academy of Sport. She was appointed by the Brisbane Lions Football Club to work as the team’s consultant Sports Dietitian from 2010-2013.  As an accredited Sports Dietitian, Peita has worked with a variety of sports-focused clients, from weekend warriors to elite athletes in sports such as water polo, track and field, AFL and swimming.

Her passion for health means she also practices what she preaches – both in the kitchen and on the sporting field. Peita herself is a keen and competitive runner, having completed 18 half marathons and two marathons. She has a particular interest in endurance sports and knows first-hand how important the right nutrition plan is.

As a mum to a three-year old daughter and one-year old son, Peita uses her professional expertise and personal insight to support women in maintaining a balanced diet and healthy weight both during and after pregnancy. She is a proud advocate of women’s health.

Peita believes the key to health and weight maintenance is an active lifestyle complemented by a balanced nutritional approach. She says: “There is nothing wrong with enjoying good food; this is a normal part of life. The key is to do this in moderation and to understand your balance.”

PEITA's Speciality Practice Areas:
Clinical- Obstetrics, Gestational diabetes, type  2 diabetes, PCOS, weight management, chronic disease management, eating disorders
Sports- Endurance sports, individual runners, triathletes, ironman athletes,  AFL, adolescent athletes.

Caitlin Anderson B. Hlth Sci M.(Nut & Diet), APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

Caitlin Anderson Accredited Dietitian

Caitlin joins the Eat Smart Nutrition Team having recently completed her Level 9 Extended Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice at Bond University following Health Science at Griffith University. During this time, she gained domestic and international experience in a wide range of nutritional issues such as weight management, oncology, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal disorders and sports nutrition.

Caitlin has a strong background in individual and team sports at the representative level; including running, touch football, surf life saving and netball. Through these experiences, she has developed a deep understanding and interest in tailored nutrition strategies to maximise performance and recovery during training and competition.

Caitlin is passionate about achieving positive behaviour change through the application of nutrition education. She has developed and delivered several nutrition education programs and seminars on the topics of sports nutrition, weight loss, general healthy eating and pre-natal nutrition.

Caitlin stays active by running, exercising in the gym and occasionally competing in triathlons. She also enjoys developing ‘healthy versions’ of classic recipes, as well as experimenting with new ingredients in the kitchen.  Her practice motto is‘one size does not fit all’ and always strives to apply a tailored, client-centric approach when working with individuals and groups

CAITLIN's Speciality Practice Areas:
Clinical- Adolescent females & Adults -Weight loss & Weight Gain, Disordered eating, T1 & T2 Diabetes, Oncology.
Sports- Male & Female Team based sports- Rugby Union, Soccer (football). Individual sports- Swimming, Long Distance Running and Triathlon.

Casey James B. Hlth Sci  M. (Nut & Diet), APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

Casey James Accredited Dietitian

Casey obtained her bachelor of health science and masters in dietetics and nutrition on the Gold Coast and has been practicing here as a dietitian for 5 years. She has further training in sports nutrition and the non-diet approach to weight concern where the focus is on listening to the body's cues and enjoyment of food. Casey also has a decade of experience in the health industry including pharmacy and weight loss. Her wide range of experience gives her the skills to tailor solutions as unique as the individuals that seek them.

Casey is a foodie with a passion for helping people rediscover the joy of nourishing the body for health as well as happiness. She specialises in medical nutrition therapy for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease and has a strong interest in sports nutrition and the non-diet approach.

Casey loves to run, always outdoors and not for completion, just for the pure joy. She has played many sports over the years, including rugby union, touch football, Oz-tag, tennis, netball, basketball, swimming, ballet and tap dancing. Casey knows movement in any form is essential for good health and can alter nutritional needs.

Let Casey help you eat smarter for your nutrition goals!

Speciality Practice Areas:
Clinical - CVD, Diabetes Type 1 and 2, IBS, food intolerances, mental health, cancer, weight management.
Sports - team sports- netball, rugby league, soccer, individual athletes- running, swimming.

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