Our Team

Coffs Coast Nutrition has grown to become the local area’s most trusted nutrition & dietetics practice. We focus on providing individualised nutrition, exercise & lifestyle advice in a supportive, caring & non-judgmental environment. Nutrition coaching is available with our friendly team, both in person & via phone or email. Coffs Coast Nutrition has no association with any large corporations or government departments which means that you can rest assured that we provide honest, unbiased advice. We have an holistic approach with regard to the management, treatment & prevention of lifestyle-related diseases.

Our personal trainers offer one-on-one & small group exercise sessions in our private studio gym (or outdoors, if preferred). These sessions are designed to give maximum results. They are effective & fun, & we guarantee that you won't feel intimidated. We have recently purchased an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill which uses NASA technology to reduce loading during walking & running. This is NOT your typical treadmill.  It uses differential air pressure to reduce percentage of body weight enabling pain-free walking or running at anywhere from 20-100% body weight.

Our Nutritionists / Health Coaches are generally available:

Monday-to-Thursday   9:00am-5:00pm

Friday   9:00am-5:30pm

Saturday:   by appointment  

Our personal trainers are happy to arrange a time that suits you, seven days per week, whether it's early morning, during the day or later in the evening. You are welcome to attend exercise sessions without seeing our Nutritionists.  

Ph: (02) 6652 7529 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Louise Williams (owner)

Accredited Nutritionist - APD -  Accredited Sports Dietitian - Health Coach - Personal Trainer    

Registered with Medicare, Veterans Affairs / DVA, & private health funds

Member:

  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ALMA)
  • DAA
  • Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA)
  • Fitness Australia
  • Coeliac Society - NSW

 Qualifications:

  • Master of Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) - with distinction
  • Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition
  • Graduate Certificate in Diabetes
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate 111 & 1V in Fitness

Louise is well known for always treating people with compassion & empathy. She specialises in IBS & gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, wind, bloating, reflux, nausea & fatigue.

Louise has personal experience with the low FODMAP diet, RPAH Elimination Diet / Failsafe Diet gluten-free eating. She is passionate about helping people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), functional gut disorders, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) & coeliac disease, with many of her clients experiencing life-changing results. She can provide the most up-to-date information on the low FODMAP diet, having recently returned from a FODMAP conference in Brisbane.  

Louise has a special interest in the emerging area of anti-inflammatory nutrition, the gut microbiome & the link between dysbiosis & conditions such as autoimmune disorders, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel conditions, chronic fatigue, weight management, diabetes, heart disease etc.    

She is a member of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ALMA) which was established to support GPs & health professionals in the management, treatment & prevention of lifestyle-related diseases. Lifestyle medicine bridges the gap between health promotion & conventional medicine. It involves the management & treatment of ~70% of modern health problems which have a lifestyle-based cause.    

Louise has a strong interest in weight management & has motivated countless people to lose weight & keep it off.  Her study into weight loss & fad diets was published in the scientific journal “Nutrition & Dietetics” & received widespread media exposure.  Louise has also supported people who have undergone gastric banding for over 12 years, as well as assisting people who have had sleeve gastrectomygastric bypass to achieve the best possible outcome from their surgery.

Louise is the only Accredited Sports Dietitian on the Coffs Coast, & one of only a handful of Accredited Sports Dietitians in regional NSW. She has also completed the Level 1 Triathlon Coaching Course as well as Level 2 Coaching Principles through the NSW Academy of Sport, in addition to her personal training qualifications.

She has had the privilege of providing nutrition advice to athletes from a variety of different sports & particularly enjoys seeing endurance athletes. Prior to injury Louise competed in triathlons, in events ranging from sprint (500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run) up to Ironman distance (3.8k swim, 180k bike, 42.2k run). She attributes her numerous wins & placings during her years in the sport, to good nutrition. 

Louise enjoys the relaxed lifestyle that comes with living on the beautiful Coffs Coast, & although no longer able to compete in triathlons due to injury, she still keeps fit by cross training with her husband Col, & more recently by running on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill.

------  

Melinda Olliver  

Accredited Nutritionist - APD 

Registered with Medicare, Veterans Affairs / DVA & Private Health Funds                                                                                                           

Member:

  • DAA 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics - with honours  
  • Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine (incomplete)  

Melinda has a great way of making people feel comfortable & at ease. She provides expert nutrition advice to both our adult & paediatric clients.

Melinda has a keen interest in working with children regarding weight management (overweight & underweight), fussy eating, iron deficiency, behavioural problems such as ADD & ADHD, gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating & nausea, as well as food allergies & intolerances.  

She also sees many of our adult clients & has experience in a number of areas including diabetes (types 1 and 2), gestational diabetes, malnutrition, weight management, eating disorders, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders (irritable bowel syndrome / IBS, ileostomy, colostomy, inflammatory bowel disease / IBD, renal conditions & liver disease. She has provided advice for people undergoing chemotherapy & radiotherapy treatment for cancer.  

Melinda has been a facilitator in the Cancer Council 'Eat it to Beat it' program which involved educating parents of school-aged children on lunchbox ideas & healthy cooking at home, shopping lists & eating on a budget.

Melinda's research on omega 3 fatty acids & inflammation has been published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism (JNIM). She has also presented her thesis at the Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific meeting in Hobart.   

Melinda is a mum of one, & enjoys spending her free time with her partner and young daughter.

 -------                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Sheree Riley (currently on maternity leave)

Accredited Nutritionist - APD 

Registered with Medicare, Veterans Affairs / DVA & Private Health Funds

Member:

  • Professional Interest Groups: paediatric, allergies & intolerances, eating disorders, gastroenterology

Qualifications:

  • Master of Dietetics  
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Science / Nutrition) 

Sheree will be returning to Coffs Coast Nutrition on a part time basis in 2018, after being on maternity leave. Sheree is experienced in both paediatric & adult nutrition.  She has a passion for working with children, & can provide expert advice regarding weight management (overweight & underweight), fussy eating, iron deficiency, behavioural problems such as ADD & ADHD, gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating & nausea, as well as food allergies & intolerances.  

Sheree is also experienced in weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, liver & renal disease, malnutrition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) & gastrointestinal disorders. She enjoys assisting people with food intolerances & has a good knowledge regarding the low FODMAP diet & the RPAH elimination diet / Failsafe diet. 

-------

Kiah Peterie (currently on study leave)                                                                                                                                                                                           

Accredited Nutritionist - APD 

Registered with Medicare, Veterans Affairs / DVA & Private Health Funds

Member:

  • Professional Interest Groups: allergies & intolerances, diabetes, eating disorders, gastroenterology

Qualifications:

  • Master in Nutrition & Dietetics (majoring in Health Service Management) 
  • Bachelor of Clinical Science (majoring in Complementary Medicine)

Kiah is currently on study leave. She has experience working in weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, liver & renal disease, malnutrition & gastrointestinal disorders. Suffering from IBS herself, she is particularly passionate about helping individuals with gastrointestinal issues. Kiah also has a keen interest in sports nutrition.

Kiah has recent experience working with indigenous & culturally diverse individuals in Cairns and Coffs Harbour where she developed a passion for preventing & managing chronic diseases in high risk disadvantaged populations.

Kiah plays competitive netball & enjoys horse riding, camping, water & snow skiing & running.

------

Col Williams   

Personal Trainer & Gym Instructor 

Member:

  • Fitness Australia

 Qualifications:

  • Certificate 111 & 1V in Fitness

Col is a Personal Trainer & Gym Instructor with Cert 111 & 1V in Fitness. He has also completed the Level 1 Triathlon Coaching Course. Col has additional clinical AlterG certification for orthopaedic, neurological, geriatric,  bionic leg & weight loss populations. 

Col has competed in triathlons for some years (distances ranging from sprint to Ironman).  He has also participated in adventure racing, fun runs, marathons, mountain bike riding & rogaining. Col enjoys helping people of varying abilities & fitness levels.  He has a great way of enabling our clients to enjoy exercise without feeling intimidated or judged. Col can also tailor programs to help you train for a specific goal.   

------ 

Brooke Henry  

Office manager  

Member:

  • Fitness Australia

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Human Movement Science
  • Certificate 111 in Fitness

Brooke does a great job of keeping the office running smoothly.

If you have any questions or would like to organise an appointment, the best time to contact Brooke is:  

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays:    9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-2:30pm. 

If you ring outside these times you may get our answering machine. If you hang up, we can't help you, so please leave a message or send an email & we will get back to you as soon as we are able.  

Brooke has experience in facilitating a variety of fitness programs & has carried out one-in-one personal training in our studio gym. She enjoys an active lifestyle with her young family & also competes in athletics. 

------ 

Millie 

Office Supervisor & Head of Security

You won’t see Millie as she “works” behind the scenes, since being adopted a few years ago.  Millie’s hobbies include yoga, lying in the sun & eating. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Acccreditations

10 Reasons to choose Coffs Coast Nutrition

1. Personalised advice tailored to YOU.

2. Heaps of support & motivation.

3. Nutrition advice: in person / phone / email.

4. Health & wellness programs.  

5. Experts in IBS & the low FODMAP diet.

6. Nutrition therapy for medical conditions.

7. Sports nutrition for optimal performance. 

8. Fitness training for all fitness levels.

9. Private studio gym. 

10. Medicare & health fund rebates.