Ethos Health employs only Accredited Practising Dietitians who can help you manage or treat a variety of health conditions. In addition to their core capabilities of weight management (loss or gain), diabetes, cardiovascular disease and healthy eating, each of our team has a number of special interests and areas of expertise to assist your specific health need.

Ethos Health Accredited Practising dietitians are registered with all major private health insurers, Medicare and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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What is a dietitian? 

To become a dietitian and be eligible to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian program you must complete an accredited dietetic program at an Australian university. Dietitians who qualified overseas are assessed to practice in Australia by sitting an exam and undergoing a period of supervision.

In Australia all dietitians are considered to be nutritionists however, nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialised role of a dietitian and are not eligible to receive medicare or private health insurance rebates.

(source: Dietitians Association of Australia,

Ethos Health’s Accredited Practising Dietitians are here to help the following;

Weight loss and weight gain: we use a computerised dietary assessment program during your consultations to provide you with immediate feedback on energy balance and nutritional adequacy. In practice, this means you have the power to test the impact of any planned food substitutions on your weight and ensure you’re getting the best possible outcomes for your effort AND are only making changes you’re comfortable with.

Type 2 Diabetes: our dietitians are experts in diabetes management and have all been involved in the development and use of our flagship 12 week Diabetes Blitz program.

Cardiovascular Disease: our on the spot computerised dietary assessment will show how your diet impacts high cholesterol, blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. With this information at hand you can work with your dietitian to develop practical treatments and food substitutions that will provide real improvements to how you feel and your test results.

Paediatric Nutrition. Dr Jane Watson is a Paediatric Dietitian and works sees children of all ages (including infants) for allergies and intolerances, fussy eating, failure to thrive, child obesity and more. She receives referrals from local paediatricians, GP’s and self-referred patients and is also an accredited Triple P Parenting Program facilitator.

Maternal Nutrition: Eating for two? Or hoping to? Dr Jane Watson sees patients who are trying to fall pregnant, pregnant or breastfeeding to assist them manage optimal weight and health for themselves and their baby.

Older Persons Nutrition: James Morris works one day per week in a variety of aged care facilities across the Hunter region, assisting older individuals and carers maintain a healthy weight and food service providers in menu planning and nutritional advice for specific medical conditions. Excessive weight loss is a frequent issue in older persons and leads to increased risk of falls and secondary medical conditions.

Fatigue: Dr Trent Watson is a sought after presenter and national fatigue researcher in the shiftworker environement. He consults once per fortnight and is an expert on the dietary influences on fatigue.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Dr Jane Watson regularly sees women with PCOS who are challenged by weight management and falling pregnant.

Eating Disorders: Dr Jane Watson has extensive experience in disordered eating behaviours and works closely with local general practitioners, psychologists and other providers to enable effective long term treatment of this difficult condition.

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