Dietetics

Optimise your health or manage a medical condition with the support of an expert in nutrition.

Newcastle

Newcastle Accredited Practising Dietitians

Our Accredited Practising Dietitians can help you manage or treat a variety of health conditions. In addition to their core capabilities of weight management (loss or gain), diabetes, cardiovascular disease and healthy eating, each of our team has a number of special interests and areas of expertise to assist your specific health need.

Ethos Health's Accredited Practising Dietitians are registered with all major private health insurers, Medicare, NDIS and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Our dietitians see patients from our Newcastle clinic and provide virtual consultations via phone or video.

Dr Jane Watson - Newcastle Dietitian

Dr Jane Watson

PhD BHSc (N&D), Cert IV TAE

Jane has over 20 years' experience in supporting individuals and families to make positive dietary changes for their health. She is passionate about cutting through misinformation and translating nutrition science into practical advice to improve eating habits. Her interest in infant, child and maternal nutrition was consolidated during her PhD in assessing the dietary intakes of children and adolescents. Jane has undertaken additional study in child nutrition, population health and parenting programs. Being a mum of three boys, she understands the chaos of life and has a caring, realistic and practical approach. 

James Morris - Workplace Health Consultant

James Morris

BNutrDiet (Hons), Cert IV WHS 

James graduated with Honours from the University of Newcastle in 2015. Prior to joining the team at Ethos Health, James worked in a number of medical centres and private practices across NSW. Since moving to Newcastle, his clinical focus has been sports nutrition and general dietetics, including weight management, heart disease, diabetes, food allergies and intolerances. James also works as a consultant to a number of local businesses and organisations, managing a range of health and wellbeing programs. His no-nonsense, insightful and practical approach endears him to colleagues and clients.

Rowen Davison - Newcastle Dietitian

Rowan Davison

BNutrDiet (Hons)

Rowan graduated with Honours from the University of Newcastle in 2013. Prior to joining the Ethos Health team in 2019, Rowan worked primarily with NSW Health in both inpatient and community settings within Hunter, Murrumbidgee and Sydney districts. He has experience in a wide range of issues including weight management, paediatrics, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, oncology, cardiac and renal (kidney) function, aged care, sports nutrition, vegetarian/vegan eating and mental health. He has a special interest in gut health and assists clients who are interested in microbiome testing. Rowan's clients appreciate his knowledge, his kindness and his practical approach. 

Funding & payment options

australian money_2
hicaps
medicare
ndis
icare
vet affairs

Funding & payment options

Ethos Health’s Accredited Practising Dietitians can help with:

Weight management 

Eating habits have a profound effect on our physical and emotional health. The Ethos Health dietitians provide individualised support with a focus on positive dietary change and alignment with personal goals and lifestyle. Computerised dietary assessment is also available to understand energy balance and nutritional adequacy. This means you have the power to test the impact of any planned food substitutions and ensure you’re getting the best possible outcomes for your effort AND are only making changes you’re comfortable with.

Type 2 diabetes

Our dietitians are experts in diabetes management and have all been involved in the development and use of our flagship 12-week Diabetes Blitz program.

Cardiovascular disease

Our computerised dietary assessment helps show how dietary changes can improve cholesterol, blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. You can work with your dietitian to develop practical strategies and food substitutions to provide real improvements in how you feel and in your test results.

Child and adolescent nutrition

Dr Jane Watson is a Paediatric Dietitian and works with families of children of all ages (including infants) for allergies and intolerances, fussy eating, failure to thrive, healthy growth and more. She receives referrals from local paediatricians, GPs and self-referrals and is also an Accredited Triple P Parenting facilitator.

Maternal nutrition

Eating for two? Or hoping to? Dr Jane Watson supports women trying to fall pregnant, pregnant or breastfeeding to assist them manage optimal health for themselves and their baby.

Nutrition and ageing

Rowan Davison supports a variety of aged care facilities across the Hunter region, assisting older individuals and carers maintain a healthy weight and food service providers in menu planning and nutritional advice for specific medical conditions. Excessive weight loss is a frequent issue in older persons and leads to increased risk of falls and secondary medical conditions.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Dr Jane Watson regularly sees women with PCOS who are challenged by weight management and falling pregnant.

Eating Disorders

Dr Jane Watson has extensive experience in disordered eating behaviours and works closely with local general practitioners, psychologists and other providers to enable a collaborative approach.

Contact us

Invalid Email
Invalid Number

Blog

The 2021 Line-Up: Sponsored Clubs

Last year wasn't a great one for any sort of organised activity, and community sport was no different! Fortunately, we're ...
Read More

Getting Comfortable on the Bike 101

with Dan Lovegrove, Ethos Health physio and cycling nut Physiotherapist Dan Lovegrove is our resident cycling guru - if he's ...
Read More

$20 off!

Do you know how to get $20 off a consult, product, or InBody scan at Ethos Health? Just refer a ...
Read More

Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation)

What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis Recti is a fairly common condition (30% of pregnancies and postpartum), in which the right ...
Read More

Don’t Dine Al-Desko

Many of us think that eating lunch at our desks, or dining "al-desko", is an efficient way to get more ...
Read More
Dr Trent Watson - CEO & Fatigue Consultant

I’m a Dietitian… but what do I actually do?

Listen here Ask someone in the street what a dietitian does and they can probably tell you the basics. It's ...
Read More
Imogen Young

Welcome Imogen Young

We’re pleased to welcome Imogen Young to Ethos Health, who joined us at the start of the month. Imogen’s originally ...
Read More

Wanderers Rugby kick off 2021 season with Nick Hewitt

With 2020 being something of a non-event for the local rugby competition, we’re hoping that 2021 will be very different! ...
Read More

Do tennis players get tennis elbow?

Been loving the Australian Open? Did you know that tennis elbow isn’t actually that common among tennis players? But it ...
Read More

Improve your initial consult with us!

Our goal is to reach a diagnosis quickly so that we can maximise your treatment time during your initial consultation. ...
Read More

Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries (MCL and LCL)

What are the MCL and LCL? The knee has a pair of ligaments running along the inside (medial collateral ligament, ...
Read More
Laura Haslem - Exercise Physiology - Newcastle

Welcome back Laura Haslem

Time has flown by and young Jack Haslem is now 6 months old and has just ticked off his first ...
Read More

Lake Macquarie clinic reopens!

Don’t let a niggling injury (whether it’s you, or a family member) impact your holidays, time with friends and family, ...
Read More

Why get an Inbody assessment alongside my health and fitness-related New Years’ resolution?

Firstly, well done for considering what you want to improve in 2021 - most people are unlikely to be wishing ...
Read More

Ankle Taping Vs Bracing: Which is Better?

Hundreds of Australians sprain their ankle ligaments every day. They’re one of the most common sports injuries but also occur ...
Read More

Confused by diabetes? Here’s a simple explanation

What is Diabetes? Diabetes occurs when the body is unable to regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. ...
Read More

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome Guide

What is Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome? Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a term used to describe chronic pain overlying ...
Read More

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries: What you need to know

What is the Acromioclavicular Joint? The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is the point of your shoulder where your distal clavicle (collarbone) ...
Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Shoulder Dislocations

What is a shoulder dislocation? A shoulder dislocation occurs when the ball of your upper arm bone (head of humerus) ...
Read More

SMARTing for Success

New Year’s resolutions can be a powerful goal setting tool and they offer the possibility for new beginnings. However, often ...
Read More

Mushroom Spinach Bacon Egg Cups

With thousands of things going on in the morning you often don’t have time to make a nutritious breakfast that ...
Read More

Read, Watch or Listen for February

Podcast.png Podcast: 20 Minute Fitness Episode #134 - Bouncing Back   Duration: 7 mins long  With 2020 now in full swing ...
Read More

The Game Changers – Misleading or reliable?

Game Changers.png Yep. You’ve probably seen it. If not, you’ve heard about it. You may have even changed your entire ...
Read More

The McKenzie Method for Lower Back Pain

“About 3.7 million Australians (16% of the population) have back problems. It is estimated that 70–90% of people will suffer ...
Read More

Ethos Health’s 10 Year Anniversary

Team photo 2011.jpg Time flies when you’re having fun… Did you know 10 years ago was the official beginning of ...
Read More

5 minutes with Connor Eyers

IMG_3083.jpg When and how did you start working for Ethos Health? I started working with Ethos almost five years ago ...
Read More

Ethos C-Fit Classes

C-Fit.JPG We have been holding C-Fit classes at our Gateshead rooms for 18 months. C-fit classes are group exercise sessions ...
Read More

Ethos Health Physiotherapist Bronwyn

Brownyn.JPG One of our Physiotherapist, Bronwyn Vaughan has been working with the Wanderers Rugby for more than 8 years. The ...
Read More

​Meal Planning Survival Tips: Five ways to keep it simple

My previous blog, ‘Family meal planning and recipes’ outlined the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of meal planning. This is a continuation ...
Read More

Preventing netball injuries

Netball is notorious as a sport where people get hurt. The combination of hard surfaces, the stop-start nature of play, ...
Read More

Struggling to find time to exercise?

Balancing our needs with those of our loved ones can sometimes feel like an impossible balancing act, particularly when children ...
Read More

Staff Profile – Danni Smith

dann_smith.png Danni is the first person you’re likely to meet when you visit our Newcastle Practice. She does a stellar ...
Read More

How much sleep should different age groups be getting?

The benefits of sleep are overwhelming. These include feeling happier, reduced stress and anxiety, improved cognitive ability, and most importantly ...
Read More

Staff Profile – Chris Morton

chrismorton (2).png When and how did you start working for Ethos? In early 2007, Mark Williams contacted me and asked ...
Read More

Meet the team – Dan Lovegrove

dan_lovegrove.png Dan Lovegrove is the newest member of the Ethos team. He’s a great physio - but that’s only one ...
Read More

Reversing frailty in the elderly

Does getting old(er) mean getting frail? Of course not! Last year a systematic review was published outlining how the elderly ...
Read More

Developing Healthy Eating Behaviours for your Children

Allowing kids to make decisions about food, without them taking over..! We want our children to develop independence and make ...
Read More

Tips for staying healthy over Christmas

It’s not news to anyone that Christmas is traditionally a time to eat, drink and be merry. Food and drink ...
Read More

Meet the Team – Laura Haslem

Laura_haslem_email.png When and how did you start working for Ethos? Last month. Chris contacted me to ask whether I would ...
Read More

How to manage neck pain

What Causes Neck Pain? Neck pain is a common problem, with two thirds of the population experiencing symptoms at some ...
Read More

Newcastle Jets use InBody

Jets_inbody.png Earlier this year the Newcastle Jets and Ethos Health worked closely in providing body composition scans for players. The ...
Read More

Meet the Team – Carol Firth

carol_profile.png When and how did you start working for Ethos? I started working with Ethos in 2009 when I went ...
Read More

Ethos Health at HPMI conference

hpmi_blog.png On 4 and 5 August, the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute (HPMI) held their annual GP and primary care conference ...
Read More

Profile: Benn West, Exercise Physiologist

benn_blog.png When and how did you start working for Ethos? November 2011 after resigning from a job with Medibank. Describe your ...
Read More

Family meal planning and recipes

family_dinner.png I’m very much a ‘survival cook’. It’s quick, easy meals that make it to the family dinner table with ...
Read More

Healthy Tomato and Butter Bean Soup

tomato_soup.png Note: This makes a big batch! The leftovers freeze well for another day. Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil  2 ...
Read More

Slow Cooked Lamb with Chickpeas

slow_cooked_lamb.png Ingredients  Leg lamb  1-2 tablespoons oil 1 large brown onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed Harissa, dry spice (in ...
Read More

Is sugar making us fat?

sugar lumps.png Sugar and its contribution to Australia’s obesity epidemic is a hotly debated issue but eliminating sugar from your ...
Read More

Harnessing the placebo effect : Part II

tablets.png Despite containing nothing at all that will improve health, placebos have been shown time and again to be effective ...
Read More