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

Alexandra Smith  
Mob: 0402 376 631


Eat Smart @
Health Quarter Medical Suite
07 3349 7755

Eat Smart @
Allsports Physiotherapy
Red Hill
07 3217 5955

Eat Smart @
QSports Medicine
1300 077 767

Eat Smart @
Allsports Physiotherapy
07 3279 3752

Eat Smart @
Cadogan House
07 3266 7444

Eat Smart @
Kenmore Medical Centre
07 3363 1600

Eat Smart @
Optima Sports Medicine
07 3878 6792

Eat Smart @
Bayside Wellbeing Centre
07 3823 5423

Eat Smart @
0431 653 683

Eat Smart @
Brisbane Sports & Exercise Medicine Specialists
07 3899 0659

Eat Smart @
07 3393 2001

Eat Smart @
Greenslopes Hospital
1300 464 464

Eat Smart @
Family Doctors Plus
07 3357 8192


Eat Smart GC @
Gold Coast Physio & Sports Health
Runaway Bay
07 5500 6470

Eat Smart GC @
Medicross Helensvale Surgery
07 5573 2122

Eat Smart GC @
Pindara Physiotherapy
07 5539 4484

Eat Smart GC @
Gold Coast Physio & Sports Health
Burleigh Heads
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), and Alexandra Smith.

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

Kerry Leech Accredited 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.

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


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.

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".

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.

Alexandra Smith B. Hlth Sci. (Nut and Diet) (Hons), APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian  

Alexandra Smith - Dietitian

Ally completed her studies at QUT and has since worked as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian at CQ Physio Group in Rockhampton. She is experienced in weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular health, IBS, food allergies and intolerances and bariatric surgery and is particularly passionate about sports nutrition.

Ally has always been heavily involved in sport, particularly artistic gymnastics, in which she competed at a national level for 4 years. She is now an avid gym member and enjoys the challenge of competing in fitness competitions. She also has a great interest in cooking and baking and loves to create healthy versions of typically unhealthy foods. Ally is a great advocator for “everything in moderation” and aims to motivate and help others achieve their goals and live the happiest, healthiest lives possible Ally is from Brisbane but recently has been working in Rockhampton in a multi-disciplinary private practice with some nursing home and hospital work in the mix.

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