Belinda Elwin is the Head of Nutrition and Dietetics Department at War Memorial Hospital. Her qualifications include Bach. Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Newcastle and Accredited Practising Dietitian Membership from the Dietitians Association of Australia. Belinda is a fully Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist who has experience working with both children and adults. She is constantly ensuring her knowledge is up to date by attending conferences, workshops and keeping on top of newly emerging evidence.
Belinda has worked within the community by conducting supermarket tours and regularly delivering presentations to schools and support groups. Additionally, she leads a healthy lifestyle program for children outside of the healthy weight range. During the week, she also works with inpatients in the public hospital system.
Belinda combines her experience and skill set to provide practical, client specific advice through dietary counselling. In particular, Belinda has a broad range of experience with weight management, diabetes, osteoporosis, oncology, high cholesterol, malnutrition, childhood nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders. She is passionate about her career and helping others to improve their quality of life. As a dietitian, Belinda’s role is to complement our medical team. Together with the treatment prescribed by a medical specialist, a dietitian can help patients manage weight fluctuations, which often develop as a result of underactive or overactive thyroid gland function.