Emma Allomes BN&D APD (Hons)
Emma’s passion lies in providing nutrition services to individuals and/or their family who are having difficulties with food and eating or body image concerns. This includes general food concerns, disordered eating behaviours, clinical eating disorders, rigid dieting behaviours, black and white thinking, and other mental health conditions that impact an individual’s ability to nourish their body. As a mental health dietitian Emma understands the relationship between psychology and eating, and the importance of adequate nutrition to reverse the effects of a starved brain to allow meaningful engagement in other therapies. Emma strives to empower her clients to challenge their food and eating behaviours through a gentle and supportive approach, with an end goal to restore confidence and enjoyment around food and bring about sustainable change.
Emma also enjoys helping people manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and gastrointestinal disorders through a food first, non-restrictive approach where possible. Emma provides practical and achievable nutrition interventions that build on her client’s current skillset to bring about sustainable lifestyle changes. Emma aims to guide her clients back to their natural way of eating, encouraging gentle nutrition through establishing adequate core food intake, free of overcomplication so that they can spend more energy focusing on other aspects of their life.
Emma uses nutrition counselling to explore the idea that how we eat is just as important as what we eat. She works collaboratively with her clients and their health care professionals to overcome obstacles to good health, and empower them to be able to feed themselves an appropriate, adequate, balanced and varied diet that meets their nutritional and emotional needs and requirements.
Emma Allomes is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) from the University of Newcastle.
Outside of work, Emma enjoys staying active- she loves playing team sports and camping trips with her family (Including two German Shepherds!).