My name is Simran and I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN) and Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE).
I graduated from University of Sydney with Honours in 2005 and I honestly love what I do. I am passionate about healthy eating and making eating well simple and delicious. My aim is to provide you with personalised advice which you can adapt to your daily lifestyle.
I’m also a busy mother of three young children. Raising a young family and 15 years of experience working in a busy Sydney metropolitan public hospital has inspired me to start a little boutique clinic in Sydney’s Hills District – “My Specialist Dietitian”.
The main force behind My Specialist Dietitian is a deep desire to help individuals achieve their long-term diet and nutritional goals. I believe that everyone’s health matters and by equipping you with sound knowledge and the right advice I aim to help make healthy eating easy by providing you with tips and tricks to incorporate good nutrition into your busy lifestyle.
Each client is individually assessed and then provided with a well-researched, personalised and comprehensive meal plan. My focus is to understand your lifestyle, your eating behaviour and your existing food knowledge and to then provide you with tailored education and guidance you understand the world of nutrition and healthy eating.
I have a strong subspecialty interest and expertise in Diabetes. I have undertaken formal tertiary level postgraduate training leading to my current dual qualified status as a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE). This allows me to work closely with my endocrinologist and GP colleagues to provide comprehensive, tailored medical nutrition therapy to patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including those who are insulin requiring or on an insulin pump, aiming to promote the best possible short and long-term outcomes for my patients.
Diabetes Care – my main aim is to take control of your blood glucose levels.
I work in in all areas of Diabetes including Types 1 and 2 and Gestational Diabetes.
I work with my clients by educating them on the importance of eating regular meals based on carbohydrate intake, monitoring BGLs and managing weight.
I have a strong subspecialty interest and expertise in Diabetes. This allows me to work closely with my endocrinologist and GP colleagues to provide comprehensive, tailored medical nutrition therapy to patients with Pre-Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including those who are insulin requiring or on an insulin pump, aiming to promote the best possible short and long-term outcomes for my patients.
Cardiovascular Health – aim to lower heart disease risk
I offer evidence-based advice on how to manage your cholesterol, blood pressure and weight. The key to successfully managing heart health is to understand how different foods work in your body. I will help plan your meals, educate you on how to choose the right foods when you eat out and provide you with guidance to help with your grocery shopping in terms of understanding the variety of raw ingredients available and their nutritional properties.
Food Allergy and Food Intolerance
Diet related conditions such as Coeliac disease can have significant health consequences if not managed correctly. I understand the limitation caused by all food allergies and we endeavour to help ensure that you still live a fulfilling life and enjoy a nutritionally balanced diet.
Food intolerances such as wheat intolerance, lactose intolerance or FODMAP are specialised and usually misunderstood. They are commonly mis-diagnosed causing vitamin deficiencies and limiting food choices. I assess individual symptoms and plans a short term low food intolerant diet. The client is provided with guidelines on how long the restrictive diet is required and then guided with challenges. The aim behind food intolerance management is to help identify the culprit food without reducing the total variety of food choices.
Women and Children Health
Good prenatal nutrition reduces the risk of gestational diabetes, excessive weight gain and the risk of developing high blood pressure during pregnancy. It can also help the wellbeing of the baby.
I can help you understand all the vital elements of a good aspects of prenatal diet including vitamin supplementation, avoiding harmful foods and understanding the importance of preventing excessive weight gain.
Post birth, I can help tailor a nutrient dense, healthy meal plan that will focus on increasing energy but also meet your weight goals.
General healthy eating
Good eating habits are the cornerstone of disease prevention and management and are key to leading a healthy lifestyle. I understand that no two people are the same and we always conduct a detailed assessment and formulate a personalised plan based on your specific needs. I offer individual, small group or family sessions in order to meet your health goals.
Older Adults - Prevent malnutrition
I understand the importance of good nutrition for older adults. Older adults are at risk of malnutrition which can make them more susceptible to infections, falls and also overall physical and cognitive decline. This can be due to loss of appetite, chronic disease and /or change in social situation. I work with individuals at home, aged care facilities or small group homes to help plan a suitable diet and recommend nutrition support when it is appropriate. Preventing malnutrition is a key aspect of health ageing. can lead to a better life.
I offer my clients flexibility and a choice of the following:
I am an approved provider for
Medicare – Care Plan / DVA / NDIS /Private health funds
Fees and Packages
Face-to Face / Phone / Skype service
Detailed Initial Consultation (60 minutes) includes – $170
- Detailed assessment and education
- Menu planning
Express Initial Consultation (40 minutes) includes – $90
- Brief assessment
- Menu planning
Follow up reviews
- 20 minutes – $70
- 40 minutes – $90
- 60 minutes – $120
Home services – Hills area only
Initial Consultation (60 minutes) includes – $250
- detailed assessment
- pantry audit
- menu planning
- shopping guide
Group / Family Meal Planning (Fees on request)
This can be arranged on request for groups of 2 or more people, and can focus on the following:
- Healthy eating
- Diabetes Management
- Healthy eating for children
- Prenatal nutrition
Corporate services (Fees on request)
This can be arranged on request for groups of 5 or more people, and can focus on the following:
- Eating right for your work place
- Team building workshops on general healthy eating
Nursing Home and Group Home NDSS assessments available by request
Menu review – Childcare / Nursing Home / Restaurant – available by request
Have more questions?
I understand that everyone is different, and I encourage you to ask as many questions as possible!