Courtney Baleato BA HealthScience(N&D)APD
Courtney is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of Dietitian’s Australia, with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics ( Honours Class 1) from the University of Newcastle. Courtney’s passion for dietetics stems from her love of food and the role that it can play in a happy, healthy mind and body. She is committed to a client centred approach that values the client as the expert of their own body and experience. Courtney works with clients to understand their needs and develop realistic, achievable goals.
Living with a severe food allergy herself, has led to an interest in working with clients with allergies and allergic diseases. Courtney understands the challenges that this can pose for clients and their families and provides supportive and reliable education, strategies and advice designed for the individual. She is also particularly interested in women’s health, diabetes, the gut microbiome and the gut-brain connection.
Courtney previously worked in the education sector and from this experience understands the importance of open and honest communication. She believes strongly in working with families and support networks of clients to facilitate optimum dietetic care.
Courtney lives with her husband, 2 young children and a crazy Boston Terrier called Murphy. She loves art and cooking and spending time in, on or near the water.