How we will work with you. 

We only give you advice that is backed by evidence and up to date. This advice never comes out of a box: we learn about you and your lifestyle to give you habits that you will be able to maintain. To help implement these strategies, we provide you with ongoing support so that the changes stick! 

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The Team

Cathy Khouri

Cathy is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist and works as a clinical nutrition consultant at Nutrition Care Ltd. She has many years experience in clinical dietetics and food service management and established Nutrition Care Ltd in 1995.

Cathy specialises in nutrition advice to manage

  • weight loss
  • food intolerance and allergies
  • irritable bowel syndrome(IBS)
  • eating disorders
  • non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • diabetes
  • heart disease

In addition she sits on the advisory panel for the Health and Disability Commissioner when required. Cathy was nutritional advisor to the Waikato Breast Cancer Trust and an Advanced Learning Tutor for Otago University Dietetic Programme for postgraduate students. She is a media spokesperson for Dietitians New Zealand and is interviewed by media on current nutrition topics.

Cathy provides dietitian consultancy services to ACC through an ACC provider.

Interviews and Posts by Cathy

 

Niki Russell

Niki is a Registered Dietitian and works as a nutrition consultant at Nutrition Care Ltd. Niki has worked in New Zealand and overseas in clinical nutrition and food service management. She was an Advanced Learning Tutor for Otago University Dietetic Programme for postgraduate students. She specialises in nutrition for the older person and is a committee member of the special interest group in Gerontology. 

Niki provides a nutrition advisory service to rest homes and hospitals. She delivers nutrition education sessions to local organisations such as Disability Support Services and Barnados.  She is requested by industry to deliver nutrition and wellness seminars to their staff and recently has  completed these for EBOS and Fulton Hogan.

Niki provides dietitian consultancy services to ACC through an ACC provider.

Niki is interviewed by media on current nutrition topics.

 

Posts and interviews by Niki

Kim Abbott

Kim is a Registered Dietitian and works as a sports nutrition consultant at Nutrition Care Ltd. Kim has successfully completed the sport nutrition course with Sports Dietitians Australia in 2015. She also works as a Sports Dietitian with the Waikato Rugby Union (WRU) and is a lecturer at Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) in the Centre for Sports Science and Human Performance where she is currently studying for her Masters  in Sports Nutrition. 

In addition Kim is a guest lecturer for University of Otago Dietetic Programme for postgraduate students. She has worked in the fitness industry for the past 20 years. Kim participates in a number of sports including long distance running . Most recently she completed the Hamilton, Huntly and Auckland half marathons.

Posts and interviews by Kim


Dietitian vs. Nutritionist: What's the difference?

Dietitian

A Dietitian is a registered health professional who meets standards of professionalism required by the NZ Dietitians Board under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act, who has an accredited undergraduate science degree in human nutrition, as well as a Masters or Post-graduate Diploma in Dietetics.

Dietitians use effective nutritional management strategies, based upon current scientific evidence, to help individuals or groups to improve their health. Dietitians work within a specified Scope of Practice, adhere to a Code of Ethics, meet Registration Competency Requirements,  participate in a Continuing Competency Programand undergo regular auditing in order to maintain their practising certificate and to be able to legally call themselves a New Zealand Registered Dietitian.

NUTRITIONIST

In New Zealand, to date, there is no legal regulation or control over the use of the title of Nutritionist. However, the title of Registered Nutritionist can only be used by those who meet the standards determined by The Nutrition Society of New Zealand.


History of Nutrition Care

Nutrition Care Ltd was established in 1995 by Cathy Khouri and Janelle Wallace to provide personalised assessment and education on a wide range of nutrition topics in both health and illness. Janelle has now retired from seeing patients but is still providing a mentoring role to Nutrition Care.

Now at Nutrition Care (2008) Ltd., Niki Russell and Cathy Khouri continue to provide up-to-date nutrition advice. They have recently been joined by Kim Abbott, who specialises in sports nutrition. 

Niki, Cathy and Kim are dietitian prescribers—they are qualified to prescribe a list of food supplements and nutrients. They are members of Dietitians NZ, NZ Nutrition Society and the NZ Nutrition Foundation.