Early in her career, Carin worked in Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales, obtaining a good grounding in all medical nutrition therapies in the hospital and community setting. Then, travelling overseas to the United Kingdom, she directed her career focus towards paediatrics and allergies. Whilst completing the British Dietetic Association Course, Paediatric DieteticsModule 1: Paediatrics in Infancy and Childhood and the Anaphylaxis Campaign’s Health Professional Allergy Management Course, she worked in one-stop allergy clinics, paediatric hospital wards and in the community running fussy eating groups, weaning groups and cooking classes.
Carin worked at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit with the team that originally developed the RPAH Elimination diet, the gold standard test method to diagnose food intolerance. Over the past 30 years, they have been perfecting its application as a diagnostic tool to identify food chemicals one is intolerant to, and tailoring individualised diets to help clients manage their symptoms better. Carin was also involved with the team to conduct the food allergy and intolerance lecture workshops for university dietetics students.
Carin also worked at the Department of Family and Community Service, developing the disability dietetic service with clients who have an intellectual disability such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She gained training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to feeding. She collaborated with the Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists to create an SOS based feeding clinic for fussy eaters. Carin also developed the Australia’s Healthy Weight Week for People with Disability Program to tailor the original DAA’s Healthy Weight Week campaign to the disability community.
Carin understands how hard it is these days to get the right balance in life which is why she completed her fitness training, holding a Certificate III and IV in Fitness to become a Personal Trainer.
Carin is a greenie at heart, zipping her way towards a zero-waste lifestyle and an active member of the Climate and Health Advocacy NSW Facebook group and Permaculture Central Coast. Bright Diets aims to be eco-friendly in as many ways as possible by implementing the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) as well as advocating for change by being involved in various community groups and running workshops. Carin believes this way of living is better for the planet and builds positive food values and knowledge essential to eating a healthy diet and living a healthy and fulfilling life.
Christina is a Provisional Accredited Practising Dietitian, graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours Class 1 from the University of Newcastle in December.
During the course of her studies, she has undertaken Medical Nutrition Therapy placements in Tamworth Regional Referral Hospital and John Hunter Hospital, and a wide variety of Nutrition Education Program activities in the community, including Jamie Oliver’s Love Your Fruit and Veggies sessions in OOSH care programs, programs in Primary Schools such as Grow to Cook and Breakfast Club, and delivering education talks and programs including Introducing Solids talk to new mothers, Building a Healthy Lunchbox at the Hunter School of Performing Arts, and promoting dietetics careers at Careers Day at Wallerawang Primary School.
In 2019, Christina was recognised by the Cessnock LGA community for her contribution to the Deadly Cooking for Kids program with a Volunteers Recognition award. Christina is currently the president of the Abernethy Healthy Lifestyle Association, a small community group focused on improving lifestyle through infrastructure.
As a busy wife and mother to three children, Christina understands the challenges families face with juggling the demands of life and ensuring everyone in the family has a balanced diet and lifestyle. As a dietitian, she brings first-hand knowledge of many of these challenges and strategies that families can easily learn to help them lead happier and healthier lives.
Christina’s other passions include writing and eating – especially cheese!
Kylie is a Provisional Accredited Practising Dietitian, graduating in 2021 with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) from the University of Newcastle. Throughout her degree, Kylie has completed Medical Nutrition Therapy placement at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals. She also assisted with updating a healthy lunchbox program, SWAP IT, during her Community and Public Health placement at Hunter New England Population Health.
Kylie is warm, non-judgemental and passionate about helping everyone reach their full potential. She enjoys working with people of all ages in a supportive and empowering way to assist them to improve their health and well-being.
Kylie has worked for over 20 years as a Primary School Teacher. She understands the challenges of educating and encouraging children to eat well. As a mum of two children with food intolerances, Kylie has personal experience making nutritional adjustments to improve children’s eating habits amidst the chaos of life. She is passionate about providing guidance to families to develop a balanced lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating practices.
Kylie believes it’s never too late to make positive, healthy changes. She takes a holistic approach to treating a broad range of conditions to help you become your very best. She is dedicated to providing evidence-based nutrition advice relevant to you and equipping you with the tools and strategies to achieve long term and sustainable change.
Co-located with Havilah Family Practise (nee 5 Ways Family Practice)
2/470 Pacific Highway, Wyoming, NSW 2250.
Home visits are available for those having difficulty coming to the clinic due to mobility issues, family commitments, family consults and group homes. Additional fees may apply depending on location.
Please enquire when making a booking. DVA and self-managed or self-funded NDIS participant services are available.
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