Dietitians: healthy eating & nutrition

Looking to improve the way you eat? Manage or prevent diabetes? Just feel healthier? Give the BCH dietitians a call.

Healthy eating and nutrition have long been considered one of the cornerstones of human wellbeing, but it’s not always simple in practise. The dietitians at Ballarat Community Health work within a multidisciplinary team to help you to understand the relationship between food and health. Our team can offer evidence based, non-judgemental support with food and eating, working with you to help meet your needs and support your goals. All dietitians employed at BCH are accredited practising dietitians (APDs) and offer a range of support in many different areas, including:

  • general nutrition and healthy eating
  • diabetes and prevention of diabetes
  • heart health, cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • assistance to manage gout through diet
  • fussy or selective eating
  • improving your relationship with food
  • body image concerns
  • nutrition for pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • nutrition for healthy ageing
  • stomach and gut issues
  • food intolerance and allergy
  • vegetarian and vegan eating
  • loss of strength or energy
  • vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • confusion about popular diets.

Our dietetic services are offered at Lucas, Sebastopol and Wendouree (Howitt Street) sites.

Meet out team

Carmen Goldsbrough
Carmen Goldsbrough
Carmen is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialed Diabetes Educator working primarily within her area of expertise, Diabetes. Carmen is keen to support people living with diabetes to achieve their health goals. As a DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) facilitator Carmen can support people living with Type 1 Diabetes with carbohydrate counting, managing exercise and insulin dose adjustment.
You can find Carmen at our Wendouree (Howitt St) and Sebastopol sites.
Zoe McCuskey
Zoe McCuskey
Zoe is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She has a passion for making nutrition information easy to digest and facilitating positive relationships with food. In addition to practicing with a non-diet approach, Zoe can help you with a range of food and nutrition related concerns such as; diabetes, heart and gastrointestinal health, malnutrition and disordered eating.
You can find Zoe at our Lucas, Sebastopol and headspace Ballarat sites.
Grace Zadow
Grace Zadow
Grace is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She is keen to enable clients with the confidence and knowledge to identify and reach their health goals. Grace can help you with a range of nutrition concerns for example diabetes, heart health, malnutrition and general healthy eating. She has a special interest in mindful eating and planetary health. Grace works across the Lucas and Sebastopol sites.
Elaine Donovan
Elaine Donovan
Elaine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. Elaine enjoys working with clients to achieve their nutrition related health goals particularly in the areas of digestive health, heart health, diabetes and malnutrition. Elaine is trained in the Low FODMAP Diet Approach.
You can find Elaine at our Lucas and Sebastopol sites
Jane Martin
Jane Martin
Jane is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. She can help you with a range of nutrition concerns such as heart health, diabetes, malnutrition, and general healthy eating. Jane also has a strong interest in gut health, helping people form a positive relationship with food, and empowering people to make better and informed choices with their food and nutrition.
You can find Jane at our Lucas and Sebastopol sites.
Felicity Robinson
Felicity Robinson
Felicity is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. In addition to a special interest in gastrointestinal health, she sees people with diabetes, high cholesterol, malnutrition and for general healthy eating. Felicity is a certified LIFE! facilitator and runs regular groups for diabetes, stroke and heart disease prevention.
You can find Felicity at our Wendouree (Howitt St) and Sebastopol sites.

Health promotion
Ballarat Community Health dietitians are also involved in a range of community activities to promote healthy eating and good nutrition in the wider Ballarat region.

For more information about dietetics or to make a booking, please call us on (03) 5338 4500, or have a look at the useful links below:

For information on the cost of this service,
visit the allied health at BCH page.

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