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Clinical Dietitian

Eating Disorders | Mental Health | General Health

My name is Louise Bennett. I am a New Zealand registered Clinical Dietitian. I work in private practice alongside a team of psychologists and therapists at The Psychology Hub in Christchurch.

I have 10 years experience working at the South Island Eating Disorders Service (SIEDS) and providing dietetic services for Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF) Services, Mothers and Babies Service and other mental health teams. 

I also have experience with many general nutrition-related health concerns such as IBS, cardiovascular disease, PCOS, picky eating, weight management, iron deficiency anaemia, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, food intolerances and many others.

I can help you by:

  1. Assessing your specific nutrition requirements, current eating pattern, medical issues, intolerances, impact of mental health issues on eating, eating environment and budgetary requirement

  2. Providing the latest, evidence-based education and advice specific to your needs

  3. Discussing the best treatment plan for you and setting some achievable goals

Email me today to arrange a FREE 15 minute phone discussion about how I can help you achieve your health goals.


I studied at the University of Otago for a number of years. I graduated with a BSc in Psychology in 2007. Then studied nutrition and obtained a BCapSci in Human Nutrition in 2009. Finally I went on to study dietetics and graduated with a PGDipDiet in 2011.

I have a young family and we are lucky enough to live near Bottle Lake Forest and the beach. I love mountain biking, forest walks (with our dog Teddy) and spending the day at the beach with the kids.

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Dietetic Services

Eating Disorders

I provide specialist dietetic input for all eating disorders

  • Specialised meal plans for people children, adolescents and adults with Anorexia Nervosa

  • Expert guidance and meal planning for those with Binge Eating Disorder including help to reach and maintain a healthy weight 

  • Help for those with Bulimia Nervosa to eat in a regular, healthy way

  • Nutrition education and advice for young people and adults with ARFID to help manage weight and increase acceptable range of foods

  • I am also trained in Family Based Treatment (FBT) for young people with eating disorders

I will work with your goals, whether that is to make small, sustainable changes to improve your weight, increase your range of safe foods or to stop the disordered eating cycle and start improving your relationship with food.

I can work alongside your psychologist or therapist to help you with your eating disorder treatment.

Often people are overwhelmed with advice from media and other sources and don't know where to begin. I can help you make a start and to ultimately reach your nutrition goals. 

Email me today to arrange a FREE 15 minute phone consultation today!

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Mental Health

I provide expert dietetic input for nutrition and mental health such as

  • Education about nutrients and meal patterns that are best for your mood

  • Help for young people on stimulant medication for ADHD who are struggling to gain weight 

  • Help for those with ASD who are struggling with food variety and adequacy

  • Meal plans for those who are struggling with mental health and weight issues


Email me today to arrange a FREE 15 minute phone call consultation!

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Picky Eating/ARFID

Are you or your child struggling with only managing a small range of foods? Are you or your child anxious about trying new foods? Is it creating a stressful mealtime environment? Do you want to check that you or your child are getting all the required nutrients?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, I can help by

  • Providing education about picky eating/ARFID, the 32 steps to eating, gradual exposures, the food explorer philosophy and more

  • Reviewing the nutritional adequacy of your current diet to make sure you're not missing out on important nutrients

  • Designing a step-by-step plan with gradual exposures for you to gradually increase the range of foods you eat

Email me today to arrange a FREE 15 minute phone consultation today!

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Women's Health

Are you struggling with PCOS or endometriosis? Do you want to make sure you're getting all the nutrients you need? Do you want to lose weight but don't know where to start?

I can help you understand the eating patterns and types of foods that best meet your needs. 

Get in touch with me today to arrange a FREE 15 minute phone consultation today!

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Digestive Health

If you have IBS symptoms or want help managing food intolerances then I can help you.

I will give you education and advice to meet your specific needs. I can help you understand the gut and brain interaction. I can guide you with the low FODMAP diet or help you manage constipation and other digestive issues.

Email me today to arrange a FREE 15 minute phone consultation today!

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General Health

If you need nutrition education and advice for weight loss, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, a healthy vegetarian/vegan diet, iron-deficiency or any other general health need then I can help.

Email me to arrange a FREE 15 minute phone consultation today!

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Get in touch

Contact Louise Bennett Dietitian today for an obligation-free discussion about your nutrition needs.


The Psychology Hub

Suite 3, 21 Leslie Hills Drive


Christchurch, 8011

New Zealand

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