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 dietetic practice 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, we 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

Disordered eating skyrocketed during COVID lockdown, then many people destabilised again as lockdown lifted.
Binge eating disorder sometimes feels like the most overlooked of eating disorder diagnoses. Worse – it can be overlooked by people in healthcare treatment positions, including doctors, dietitians, even psychologists. Part of the issue is that a great many people who have binge eating disorder don’t realise it’s a disorder at all, or that they can ask for help.
We love the concept of intuitive eating at Bloom Nutrition – in a sense, it is the opposite of disordered eating. When engaged with authentically, intuitive eating is calm, flexible eating that is guided by the body. Unfortunately, the flip side of intuitive eating being popular on the internet is that it’s led some people to use the phrase to catch people’s attention… even if they’re not actually describing true intuitive eating.

Meet the team

Claire Marnane

Senior Dietitian and Director

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

Claire is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with 10 years’ experience. She has been a member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders since 2011. She 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.

 

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

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. Jessica is a passionate HAES practitioner, and has a particular love of helping people heal from a "toxic" relationship with food. HAES dietetic practice takes the evidence-based view that positive changes to diet and lifestyle will improve health outcomes (eg risk of heart disease, cholesterol levels, etc) even if weight change is largely neutral.

More than that, HAES-informed dietetic interventions:

  • improve peoples relationship with food
  • helps prevent and stabilise binge eating
  • helps improve negative body image
  • helps heal a "toxic" relationship with food
  • reinstates damaged appetite signalling
  • helps repair the disruptive damage that long-term dieting does to our ability to nourish ourselves without guilt.



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