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Bodywise Nutrition

Dietetics and Nutrition

Hi I’m Sally – a local Ocean Grove resident, Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist and owner of Bodywise Nutrition. And, I’m Amy, also an APD and Nutritionist who has recently joined the practice at Ocean Grove.

We are nutrition scientists with a minimum of four years’ university study behind us. We take very seriously our responsibility of providing evidence-based nutrition advice and support. This means the residents of the Bellarine Peninsular can be confident that advice from us is solid and trustworthy.

We help treat a wide range of conditions in adults and children including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity. We’re also here to educate and support those people just wishing to be a healthier version of themselves.

We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to diet and nutrition (in other words, what works for one person may be different to what works for another). And the truth is that there are many ways for people to have a healthy diet.

And it’s at this individual level that an we can help. We consider the whole person – that is, each person’s unique profile, such as their medical history, as well as their needs, goals and lifestyle. We also assess the body of scientific evidence, and are flexible with the advice and support  offered, on a case-by-case basis.

Being able to tailor nutrition advice to find the best approach for each person is the cornerstone of ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy’ – it’s what APDs are qualified to do.

Book an appointment with us today to start feeling great again.

Special Interest groups include:

CARDIOVASCULAR

  • Raised Cholesterol
  • Raised Triglycerides
  • Hypertension
  • Warfarin

DIABETES 

  • Diet Controlled
  • Type 1
  • Type 2
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance 
  • Insulin Resistance                                                                                                                                                                                                     

GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

  • Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

PREGNANCY AND CHILDREN

  • Folate
  • Iodine
  • Iron deficiency
  • Weight Management
  • Food Allergies/Intolerances
  • Fussy Eating

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

  • Overweight
  • Obesity
  • Underweight
  • PCOS

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

  • Label Reading
  • Resources
  • Community Talks
  • Supermarket Tours

SUPPORT

  • Nutrition Support (poor oral intake, loss of appetite, swallowing/chewing difficulties, high energy/protein supplements).

OTHER

  • Special Diets (Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Parkinsons, Vegetarian, Nutrient Deficiencies: Iron)
 

Our Team

Sally Hanks

Sally is the owner of Bodywise Nutrition, which she established in 2007. She is a university qualified expert in nutrition and is an accredited dietitian (APD) and accredited nutritionist (AN) providing high quality,  sound advice and practicing in Ocean Grove and Drysdale.

Sally provides professional, evidence-based care which is tailored to each individual.  She brings a wealth of experience from her time as a clinical Dietitian in Paediatrics, Gastroenterology, Surgical and Medical Aged Care and Community Health.

With a passion for food and wholesome living Sally maintains a healthy and active lifestyle with her husband and 3 children.  From a young age Sally has competed in state level hockey and swimming events, so is very enthusiastic about fitness, vibrancy and wellbeing. As a busy mother, Sally understands the pressures and time constraints on family life.  She enjoys creating healthy food for her family and considers the importance of gaining pleasure from food whilst also staying healthy, looking well and feeling great. Sally strives to motivate and provide friendly advice, helping others to place nutrition and health as a priority in their life. You can expect simple, practical and sustainable nutrition solutions, should it be for improved health and wellbeing or to manage a diet related problem or chronic disorder.

Amy Primmer

Amy Primmer is an exciting new addition to Bodywise Nutritionhaving joined the Ocean Grove practice in 2019. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist. Amy enjoys working with clients to create an individualised plan to help improve their health and wellbeing through food. She prefers a non-diet approach where she can work together with patients to make sustainable changes to their lifestyle.

Weight stigma and bias can be common in health care settings and often a reason people may be reluctant to seek help or have previously had a bad experience, rest assured Amy treats everyone equally and is passionate about helping clients to achieve their goals in a realistic way.

Amy’s particular areas of interest include IBS, diabetes, risk factors for heart disease such as high cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides – however there are many more areas that she can help with.

Book an appointment with Amy today if you want some assistance in healthy eating and getting back to feeling great!

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