Bloom Nutrition & Wellness

Accredited Practicing Dietitians

Our passion is working with people whose relationship with food has become a difficult one.

Bloom Nutrition & Wellness is a clinic where our dietitians specialise in helping people develop a peaceful relationship with food.

This is not a dietetic practice for fad diets or unsustainable changes that will fizzle out within weeks! Instead, our dietitians love to work at a deeper level, building people's knowledge and self-confidence for making positive dietary and lifestyle changes. Our approach to nutrition is to look at the "bigger picture" surrounding food choices and behaviour, such as:

  • Is this person eating the right amount of energy for their needs?
  • Is this person's body shut down due to undernutrition?
  • Does this person have beliefs that are blocking change?
  • Does this person have functional hunger and fullness signals?
  • Is this person's experience of appetite altered by medication/ anxiety/chronic stress?

We provide nutrition advice for a range of general health issues, however topics of special interest are:

  • Healthy, balanced, sustainable eating for overall health and wellbeing.
  • Disordered eating
  • Binge eating
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Emotional eating
  • Gut issues related to disordered eating


Articles

Does your sense of self-worth change based on your clothing size? So often I see people’s mood drop because of a tiny tag of fabric. But does it REALLY make sense to see clothing sizes in this way at all? Let’s think about this a bit more closely.
Feeling stuck with eating disorder recovery
Eating disorder recovery is a notoriously changeable journey. One of the most common words you hear being used to describe recovery is “ambivalence”. That is, part of your brain wants to change, but part of it is scared of change and desperate to keep things as they are.┬áHere, we look at a brilliant diagram to help you keep the “big picture” in mind on the bad days.
Learning to make sense of appetite in eating disorder recovery
In eating disorder recovery, people occasionally report experiencing “mental hunger”. It can be stressful if this happens. Often, these people are working hard to normalise food intake and have been trying to build trust that their natural appetite signals can guide them around how to eat. So what is “mental hunger” and what is actually happening in the body in those moments?

Meet the team

Claire Marnane

Director, Senior Dietitian and Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician.

Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science (Psychology), CEDC

Claire is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and an ANZAED Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. She has been a member of ANZAED (the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders) since 2011. Claire has worked on specialist eating disorder inpatient hospital units and day programs, and was previously the Senior Dietitian for the Butterfly Foundation Intensive Outpatient Program. Claire has collaborated on research about the dietetic treatment of eating disorders with the RPA Eating Disorders Day Program, and presented research outcomes at conferences for the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders and the Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders.


In session, Claire is warm and relaxed, bringing her ever-ready sense of humour to her work. Her treatment approach is characterised by client-led flexibility, focussing upon the needs and readiness for change of each individual person.


Get in contact here if you would like to make a booking or enquiry.

 

Please note that although Claire has studied psychology, she is not a clinical psychologist. Clients in need of a psychologist experienced in treating eating disorders should look at the Inside Out Institute webpage or call the Butterfly Foundation Helpline and ask for suggestions from their practitioner list.

Jessica Farrow

Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics. Bachelor of Science (Physiology).

Jessica is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has completed extensive training in both the dietetic treatment of eating disorders, and of the "non-diet" or "Health At Every Size" (HAES) approach to dietetic practice.


In the years Jessica has worked as a dietitian she has had extensive experience in providing support for people with a wide range of health issues, including diabetes, high cholesterol, and gut issues. However, during that time she realised she has a particular love of helping people heal from a toxic relationship with food, which "standard" dietetic practice does not address very well.


Jessica has a very down-to-earth style of communication, and in-session, she conveys a knowledgeable but relaxed approach to her work that helps put people at ease.


Get in contact here if you would like to make a booking or enquiry.




ANZAED eating disorder credentialed

ANZAED Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (Claire Marnane)

Suite G04W, 138 Carillon Avenue, Newtown, NSW, 2042. - Phone: (02) 8024 5949 – Fax: (02) 8079 0797

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