MQ Health - Macquarie University

Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic

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Eating well not only helps us feel better but can also prevent our risk of certain conditions and diseases. Yet it can be very confusing to know what to eat when there are so many conflicting messages in the media about what makes a healthy diet.

At MQ Health Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic we can support you in understanding how best to manage your health and wellbeing through diet. Our university-qualified dietitians can provide you with evidence-based nutrition advice for the prevention and management of various health conditions. They are trained to provide a comprehensive nutritional assessment, individualised dietary program, counselling and education. All dietary support is tailored to the individual’s needs, lifestyle and food preferences. Our dietitians will provide strategies, meal plans and recipes to help you achieve your health goals.

Our team

Juliana ChenDr Juliana Chen, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist

Dr Juliana Chen is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist who is passionate about using food as medicine to promote population and individual health and wellbeing across the whole lifecycle.

Dr Chen is the primary dietitian at MQ Health and is committed to helping her patients achieve their health goals, using the latest rigorous research to deliver the highest quality nutrition care for weight loss, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, hypertension, high cholesterol and IBS to name a few. She has also worked in public health, community nutrition and health promotion roles, particularly to address overweight and obesity in adults and children.

Dr Chen completed her PhD at the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney. Her research program was the first to provide extensive evidence to guide the implementation and integration of smartphone apps to advance dietetic practice. She developed a novel evidence-based framework termed the 'Mobile Nutrition Care Process Grid' to support app use in medical nutrition therapy. Currently, Dr Chen is also leading the development of a digital platform for assessing dietary intake in New Caledonia, in an international collaboration between the Charles Perkins Centre and The University of New Caledonia.