Who is Shire Dietetics?

Shire Dietetics is run by Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist Emma Robertson. You’ll find the formal stuff first, then a bit more about me personally 🙂

I earned both a B.Science (Pharmacology) and Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney, and am registered with:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Sports Dietitians Association
  • Medicare registered provider
  • Dept Veteran’s Affairs registered provider
  • All health funds

My main clinical interests include:

  • Teaching a Non-Dieting approach to health, instead of traditional weight management
  • Eating disorders treatment, including adolescents
  • Irritable bowel syndrome, and the low FODMAPs approach
  • Dietary investigation of food intolerances (using the RPA hospital approach), or minimisation of reflux/ GORD.
  • Diabetes management, PCOS and insulin resistance
  • Sports nutrition
  • Fussiness or weight concern in children

I’ve taken extra formal training in:

  • Maudsley Family based Therapy
  • Mindful eating
  • Outpatient management of eating disorders, including binge eating disorder
  • Body image counselling skills
  • Non-dieting/ Health At Every Size (HAES®) counselling skills
  • Motivational Interviewing

Alongside private practice, I’ve worked as a Health Coach on various private and government run programs, and have taken further training in behaviour change counselling. I dedicate all my professional development budget (plus some! oops..) to being more and more helpful to people with eating disorders, and people who want an alternative to dieting. I’m also the founder of Nutrition Training Australia, who provide professional development courses and nutrition resources for the fitness industry. I’m a mum of one (plus golden retriever furbaby), have hurt myself in many creative ways practicing martial arts for 12 years, and love weight training. Not because it makes me strong, but because it shows me I am strong 🙂

My Nutrition Philosophy

Food is supposed to be one of life’s pleasures, but for so many of us it’s a source of guilt, anxiety and confusion. It shouldn’t be like this! I want to help you to enjoy a better relationship with food again, so you can get on with the rest of your life. I’ll help you get back in touch with your body’s ways of telling you what it needs (hint: you know more than you think!), so you’ll never need, or want, to get back on the diet cycle again.

What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

Accredited Practising DieticianAn Accredited Practising Dietitian (‘APD’) is a university trained expert in health and nutritional science. To maintain their qualifications, APDs commit to many hours of further education and training every year. So whenever you see the APD logo, you can be assured that you are receiving sound advice based on the most up to date research in health and nutrition.

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