Accredited Practising Dietitians

Advanced Nutrition specialises in providing a range of dietetic services to people in Ballarat and surrounding region.


To be the leading provider of personalised evidence-based nutrition advice for the individuals of Ballarat and surrounding region to reduce their risk of chronic disease development or progression.


Integrity, Discretion, Distinction, Compassion.


Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD’s) are the qualified experts in nutrition. Food is the fuel for our bodies. Dietitians apply the art and science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between diet and disease.

In Australia all Dietitians are also Nutritionists. However, Nutritionists without a Dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialized role of a Dietitian. A Dietitian can help you to make dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent illness and treat specific conditions.


There is increasing interest in ‘health foods’, supplement suppliers, often-ambiguous marketing of foods and nutrition advice across many forms of media, all providing nutrition information to consumers. With the luxury of readily available and diverse foods, teamed with sedentary lifestyles and consumer confusion about nutrition, we are seeing increasing rates of overweight, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and other chronic diseases.

ADVANCED Nutrition provides only evidence-based nutrition advice, quashing the myths and revealing the facts to support and empower you to improve your health. ADVANCED Nutrition supports our bariatric clients through Central Highlands Surgeons in a non-judgemental and affirming way. We encourage a long-term relationship with food that does not deprive of any food types, and instead focuses on respecting foods that nourish.


Assisting with weight loss is just one area of a dietitian’s expertise. We are a Dietetics service specialising in chronic disease and can also help you with a wide range of conditions.

See below link for full list of conditions and the benefits of involving an APD.

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Gut issues
  • Diabetes
  • Weight gain
  • Liver disease
  • Food Intolerance/Allergy
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Renal Disease


Whitney holds a Postgraduate in Sports Nutrition (Australian Institute of Sport, Sports Deititians Association Canberra), Postgraduate Course in Renal Nutrition (Royal Adelaide Hospital), Master of Dietetics (Deakin University), Graduate Certificate of Nutrition (Deakin University) and a Bachelor of Science (Melbourne University) with a major in Anatomy.

Whitney has worked across clinical, community and health promotion areas for Western Australia Country Health Service, Monash Health and Hepburn Health Service. Now in private practice, Whitney founded ADVANCED Nutrition in Ballarat, and enjoys supporting the health outcomes of the community in which she grew up. Whitney worked at Central Highlands Surgeons from their rooms, to support their weight loss clients from 2015 to 2021 and is currently on leave.

Whitney is focused on making her clients feel comfortable and strives to provide tailored, realistic nutrition advice. She also enjoys sports (hiking, Pilates, gym classes), cooking, travel, a great drop of wine and general carry-on with friends and family.

Whitney is a registered provider with Medicare, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) and provides services under *private health insurance – *check your level of cover for Allied Health.


Monica holds a Master of Dietetics (Deakin University) and Bachelor of Health Sciences with majors in Nutrition and Physical Activity and Health (Deakin University). After years of study and understanding, Monica has acquired the knowledge and skills to help you reach your nutrition goals.

As an accredited practicing dietitian, Monica values the balance between research and evidence-based nutrition and maintaining a practical and healthy relationship with food in everyday life. Her realistic, non-fuss approach will help you to progress and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Monica’s approach focuses on what eating means for you and your holistic wellness, rather than restriction and dieting. Monica understands that health and healthcare is not a one size fits all approach. Her friendly and approachable manner will ensure you feel supported in your nutrition journey.

Monica welcomes referrals from GPs, medical practitioners and self-referrals. She is a registered provider with Medicare, and the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), provides services under private health insurance and also self-referred clients.