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Welcome to PPN

Peninsula Physical Health and Nutrition

Diabetes Education

Nutrition for the management of Pre-Diabetes, Type 1 & Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes

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Weight Loss

Nutrition Support for Body Fat Reduction as well as Weight Loss Maintenance and Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Nutrition)

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Bariatric Surgery

Nutrition for all stages and types of Weight Loss Surgery including Bands, Sleeves and Bypasses

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Malnutrition

Advice for Increasing Nutritional Intake and Achieving a Healthy Weight

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Pregnancy

Increasing Fertility and Optimising Nutrition for Pregnancy plus preventing excess weight gain

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Renal Nutrition

Nutrition support for Kidney Disease and Dialysis

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Liver (Hepatic) Nutrition

Nutrition Support for all Liver Diseases including the  management of Fatty Liver

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Oncology (Cancer)

Nutrition Support for all stages of Cancer treatment

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Inflammatory Bowel

Nutrition for Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Collitis

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Irritable Bowel

Nutrition to reduce bloating and to assist with the diagnosis and management of food intolerances

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Food intolerances

Nutrition Support for Lactose, Fructose and other food intolerances such as Food Chemicals and Coeliac Disease management

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Paediatric Nutrition

Nutrition advice for failure to thrive, fussy eating, food allergies and intolerances and other Nutrition concerns in Childhood

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Eating Disorders

Professional Nutrition advice and support networks for those suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders

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Healthy Ageing

Using Nutrition to improve your health for longevity and enjoy the ageing process with more energy and vitality

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Coeliac Disease

Nutrition Support for achieving a strict Gluten Free Diet and support for monitoring symptoms and improving overall health with Coeliac Disease

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Sports Nutrition

Performance Nutrition, Sports Supplements, Hydration and Reducing Body Fat

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Heart Disease

The main cause of heart disease is atherosclerosis, which is the build up of fat and other substances, which cause plaque formation inside the arteries.

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Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. The body uses triglycerides for energy. High triglyceride levels can raise the risk of heart disease.

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Who We Are

WHAT'S OUR GOAL

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Director – Kate Save

Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Diabetes Educator & Personal Trainer

Kate is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, has completed a double degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Exercise Science, and completed an Advanced Diploma in Diabetes Education. Kate is also currently completing her Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (only because she just loves learning and keeping up to date with the most recent evidence-based science). Kate lectures in the fields of Nutrition and Exercise Science for various educational institutions – her key areas of focus are Weight loss, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Bariatric Surgery Nutrition, Coeliac Disease, Eating Disorders, food intolerances and irritable bowel conditions. Kate also has been involved in assisting in the development of nutritional science subjects and assessment for Deakin University, Melbourne. Kate has years of media experience and enjoys presenting Nutrition and Health-related segments whenever she gets the opportunity.

Her main objective is to assist individuals achieve optimal health and well-being through balanced nutrition and appropriate exercise prescription.


Kristen Adams

Kristen Adams

Dietitian

Kristen is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kristen practices what she preaches as she believes that the key to good health is consuming a balanced diet
and participating in regular exercise. Kristen’s key interest areas include clinical nutrition within the hospital setting, as well as weight management, muscle building, diabetes, heart disease and food
intolerances. She endeavours to inspire her clients to achieve their personal nutritional goals whilst she provides them with the necessary support along their journey. Kristen also has a strong passion
in long distance running, having undertaken numerous fun runs, and has a personal interest in body sculpting.


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Katie McKean

Dietitian

Katie works across clinics in Mornington, Rosebud and Sorrento, as well as taking on a clinical work load at both Peninsula and Beleura Private Hospitals.

Katie has had a lifelong passion for food and nutrition and understanding the way in which diet can affect our health and wellbeing. Following this passion, Katie has completed her Masters of Dietetics as well as a Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition and the Graduate Diploma of Education, specialising in Food Technology. Katie is interested in all facets of Dietetics and enjoys continually increasing her knowledge in the management of a diverse range of conditions. She has a particular interest in diabetes management, gastrointestinal disorders, endurance sports nutrition and the clinical setting.

Katie aims to impart her knowledge in nutrition as well as share her passion for healthy food with others in order to assist them in living a healthier life. In her practice Katie endeavours to create a positive relationship with food as she believes it is something that should be enjoyed.

Katie enjoys being active and is also a keen cook and has enjoyed spending time in the kitchen for as long as she can remember.


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Prue Mynard

Dietitian

Prue has completed a Masters of Dietetics, Masters of Health Science and a Bachelor of Science. She has always had a strong passion for health and nutrition and enjoys assisting people to achieve their nutrition related goals. Her special interests include Sports Nutrition, Weight Management, Bariatric Surgery Nutrition, Food Intolerances, Children’s Nutrition, including infants, and Diabetes.

Prue is also a qualified running coach, and has coached runners from beginner to marathon level, as well as running 3 marathons herself. She believes that by achieving a well balanced diet, combined with appropriate exercise, all goals can be achieved.


Nicola Lee

Dietitian, Sports Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist

Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist and has a double degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and Exercise & Sports Science from the University of Sydney. She is currently completing the International Olympic committee diploma in Sports Nutrition.

Her key areas of interest in nutrition are weight loss, team sports nutrition, chronic disease including diabetes and heart disease, bariatric surgery, oncology, pre and post-natal nutrition and adolescent nutrition.

Nicola’s aim as an exercise physiologist is to enable anyone and everyone to be physically active and achieve their exercise, sport and activity goals.

Nicola has spent the last 3 years working in outback New South Wales and has recently joined the PPN team. She loves playing sport, exploring the outdoors and experimenting with new and healthy recipes in the kitchen.


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Caroline Naughton

Diabetes Educator 

Caroline has over 20 years experience as a Diabetes Educator in both public & private sectors. She graduated in nursing from St Vincent’s Hospital and has since worked in various areas of diabetes in Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula.Caroline assists to improve knowledge and understanding about diabetes, and enable clients to develop meaningful & effective strategies for dealing with all aspects of their diabetes management.


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Brittany Gardner

Dietitian

Britt is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. Britt is a lover of all things sporting related, also being a Personal Trainer and Ironman Triathlete. She has a passion for preventative health and nutrition therapy and loves being able to empower people to optimise their health. She is committed to patient care and being able to provide practical, evidence based strategies for people to develop healthy relationships with food and improve their nutrition health. Her areas of interest include diabetes management, heart disease, weight management and sports nutrition.


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Olivia Bourne

Administration Assistant  

Olivia is studying for her VCE at Toorak College.  She has been working along with our staff at PPN to help ensure paperwork and administration is kept in order. Since working at PPN, Olivia has taken an interest in food, nutrition and health and has enjoyed learning from our friendly dieticians.

We now have HICAPS,MEDICARE ONLINE and EFT facilities too. We accept Medical referrals and Enhanced Primary Care plans (EPC’s) for instant Medicare rebates as well as DVA (Department of Veteran’s Affairs – Home Visits available), Workcover/Worksafe, and TAC.

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PPN Dietitians are located all across the Mornington Peninsula, from Chelsea Heights to Sorrento. See below for full details of each of our 14 locations.

Peninsula Sports Medicine                                                                                    

15 Railway Grove Mornington VIC 3934

Ph: 03 5974 1011, Fax: 03 5974 1022

Beachend Medical Centre 

36 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931

Ph: 03 5975 1066, Fax: 03 5974 1022

Sorrento Medical Centre                                                      

166 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento VIC 3940

Ph: 03 5984 4322, Fax: 03 5974 1022

Peninsula Endocrine Associates

9 Hastings Road, Frankston VIC 3199

Ph: 03 9783 8466, Fax: 03 5974 1022

Melbourne Bariatrics                                                            

131 Cranbourne Frankston Rd, Langwarrin VIC 3910

Ph: 03 9770 7189, Fax: 03 5974 1022

Beleura Private Hospital

925 Nepean Hwy, Mornington VIC 3931

Ph: 03 5976 0888, Fax: 03 5974 1022

Peninsula Private Hospital                                                                   

525 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin VIC 3910

Ph: 03 9788 3466, Fax: 03 5974 1022

PSM Rosebud        

42-44 Boneo Road, Rosebud VIC 3939

Ph: 03 5986 3655, Fax: 03 5974 1022

Somerville – Peninsula Foot Clinic                                 

Suite 3, 67 Eramosa Road West, Somerville, Vic 3912

Ph: 03 5978 0702, Fax: 03 5974 1022

Pace – Frankston

24 Yuilles St, Frankston VIC 3199

Ph: 03 9770 6770 Fax: 03 5974 1022

Peninsula Oncology Services                                              

Frankston Private Hospital, Level 2,

Ph: 03 9781 5244, Fax: 03 5974 1022

Mornington Village Medical Centre

7/241 Main Street Mornington

Phone 03 5976 3600 Fax: 03 5974 1022

PSM Langwarrin                                                                      

81-85 Cranbourne-Frankston Rd, Langwarrin VIC 3910

Ph: 03 9789 1233, Fax: 03 5974 1022

PSM Chelsea Heights

93 Wells Rd Chelsea Heights VIC 3196

Ph: 03 9773 4111 Fax: 03 5974 1022