Providing a quality nutrition service and information to improve your health

About us

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Leanne Wagner

BSc. Grad Dip Nutr Diet. Grad Dip Soc Sci (Counselling)

Dietitians Association of Australia
Academy of Eating Disorders
OSSANZ (Obesity Surgery Society of Aust & NZ)
ANZOS (Aust & NZ Obesity Society)

Leanne completed a Science degree and post graduate qualifications in Nutrition and Dietetics. This led to a keen interest in providing nutrition information to enable people to improve their own health. Further study improved counselling skills and as a dietitian for over 20 yrs, Leanne has established a private practice and developed long term consultancies with many private hospitals and nursing homes.

Leanne is now the Director of Brisbane Nutrition Services, employing Accredited Practicing Dietitians to provide quality dietetic advice.
Leanne has experience in many areas of dietetic practice including weight management, diabetes and food intolerance with particular interest in gastrointestinal disorders (coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome). Also specializing in both inpatient and outpatient management of eating disorders.
Leanne has a real interest in Aged Care and is passionate about ensuring good nutrition for older Australians.

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Loretta Howard

Dietitians Association of Australia

Loretta is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist and a member of the Dietitians' Association of Australia. She gained her qualifications from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics.  

Loretta works with individuals seeking advice for a variety of conditions including weight and chronic disease management, disordered eating and food intolerances. She works alongside several bariatric surgeons providing pre- and post-operative nutrition advice and also consults in private hospitals, aged care and community settings.

Loretta believes in taking a sensible and flexible approach in the process of tailoring nutritional advice to clients' individual needs and goals. She enjoys working closely with clients, employing key behavioural strategies to enable lifelong positive eating habits. 

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Aloysa Hourigan

B.Sc.; Grad Dip Nutr & Diet; Grad Dip Counselling

Dietitians Association of Australia

Aloysa is an accredited practising dietitian with much experience working both in private practice and community nutrition for Nutrition Australia. In addition to her dietetic qualifications, Aloysa has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Queensland University of Technology.

Having a counselling qualification alongside expertise in nutrition and food has led Aloysa to focus on the area of lifestyle change to improve health and well being and supporting individuals living with disordered eating. She has a great deal of compassion and experience providing support for long-term recovery.

Aloysa takes a health coaching approach with clients and takes care to ensure suggested dietary changes can be implemented in a sustainable and feasible way in their daily lives. Her special interest areas, in addition to eating disorders, include nutrition and mental health, gut health (including inflammatory bowel disease, GORD, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome), bariatric surgery, food allergies and intolerances as well as prevention and management of chronic disease. 

Aged Care nutrition is another area of interest for Aloysa, and she currently provides services in this area for Brisbane Nutrition Services, with the goal to ensure a positive dining experience and encouraging optimal nutritional intake for those living in residential aged care and in the community.

Aloysa has a great passion for food, improving people’s relationship with food, and for all things associated with the social aspects of eating and its impact on health and wellbeing.

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Katie Slater

B. Nutr Diet (Hons)

Dietitians Association of Australia

Katie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian Nutritionist and a member with Dietitian’s Australia who has experience in clinical, private and community settings.  Katie currently provides dietetic services to the Brisbane Private Hospital and New Farm Clinic offering one-on-one care and group nutrition presentations.

Katie’s passion for holistic health sees her focus expand to considering all aspects of her client’s diet and lifestyle, to maximise effectiveness. She believes that improving your health is extremely individual and works with clients to make realistic, practical and sustainable changes to their diet and lifestyle.

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Louise Elvin-Walsh

Bachelor Health Science (Honours) Nutrition and Dietetics, QUT

Dietitians Australia
ANZMOSS (Aust & NZ Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society)

Louise is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with additional expertise in project management, business management and analytics. These skills have been transferable to her roles as a both a Clinical and Research Dietitian. She has worked in several research teams and has published work in the areas of Nutrition and Dietetics for Bariatric Surgery; Cancer; as well as medical nutrition therapy in Liver, Kidney and Lung diseases.  

In addition to her involvement in Brisbane Nutrition Services, Louise works in private practice and for various Queensland Hospital and Health Services. This includes rehabilitation Hospital in the Home for elderly patients; General medical Hospital settings as well as outpatient weight loss and nutrition support clinics. She delights in being able to practice dietetics across a broad spectrum of clinical areas and her areas of interest include bariatric surgery, weight management, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances.

Louise is passionate about delivering patient-centred collaborative care by working with people to establish healthy eating habits that meet their health goals, budget , lifestyle and personal preferences.

We are here to help

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Sunnybank
07 3345 8483
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Suite 8, McCullough Centre
259 McCullough St
Sunnybank 4109

Tuesday:
1.00pm – 5.00 pm
Thursday (monthly):
1.00pm – 5.00 pm

Wynnum
07 3893 1244
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Wynnum Specialist Clinic
155 Bay Terrace
Wynnum 4178

Thursday:
1.00- 5.00 pm

Wishart
07 3349 6063
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Newnham Rd Medical Centre
280 Newnham Road
Wishart 4122

Alternate Wednesdays:
2 – 6 pm
Saturdays:

8.00 am – 1.00pm

New Farm
07 3254 0333
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Axis Clinic
Level 1, Stores Building
Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington St
New Farm 4005

Tuesday:
1.00 - 5.30 pm