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Services provided by Suzannah Smart from Start Smart Dietetics.

For appointments please call The Injury Hub on 08 8522 4232
Please see www.smartstartdietetics.com for further details.

Dietitians are health professionals who can help translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice for people who need their services.


While both nutritionists and dietitians provide nutrition guidance, a dietitian is someone who has reached a certain level of competency through university study. This includes theory and assessment covering clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.

In Australia all dietitians are considered to be nutritionists however, nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialised role of a dietitian. Dietitians can assess how adequate your nutritional intake is for your individual needs.

This insight can be helpful for anyone, whether you’re healthy, have a specific illness, or are somewhere in between. Examples include nutrition for weight management, pregnancy, and for general health and wellbeing. Dietitians assist with managing many illnesses but may be of particular help with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, gastro-intestinal disease and food allergies

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Suzannah Smart

Dietitian

Suzannah completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has also completed post-graduate training in Paediatric and Infant Nutrition. Over the past five years her experience has included working in private practice, public and private hospitals, nursing homes and transitional care in rural, remote and metropol-itan regions. Most recently before moving home to Tanunda, Suzannah worked in the United Kingdom National Health Service in Clinical Paediatric Dietetics.

Specialties and areas of interest;

  • Diabetes (Type I, II and Gestational)
  • Cardiovascular Disease / Dyslipidaemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / FODMAPS
  • Allergies & Intolerances
  • Diverticulitis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Obesity / Weight management
  • Malnutrition
  • Paediatrics (e.g. Failure To Thrive, weight loss, fussy eating, food intolerances)

Suzannah will be consulting at ‘The Injury Hub’ on Monday mornings, as well as in the Barossa on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. She has a passion for delicious healthy food, and uses Medical Nutrition Therapy and evidence-based practice to improve her clients health outcomes and goals.