"Our mission is to listen, solve problems and improve lives."

What Our Dietitians Do

Specialist nutrition service

Match you to a dietitian

We guarantee we can help

Outcome-based dietitian service

Evidenced-based nutrition advice

Dietitian Home visits available

Our Specialties

What is also great about our dietitian team compared to other services, is that they each have their own specialist areas where they have specialist level knowledge and experience. Just a couple of these are listed below. This allows us to effectively match you to a dietitian who is most knowledgeable and experienced in your condition or nutritional issue.
Furthermore, our dietitian team at Sunshine Coast Dietetics continually undergo significant professional development activities to ensure they always have the most up-to-date research at their fingertips, so that they can provide you with the best quality service. We will not disappoint.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a process, not just a procedure.  The process assists those above their most comfortable weight to lose weight. Sunshine Coast Dietetics has been involved with bariatric surgery on the Sunshine Coast for over 10 years. Over this time we have collected a wealth of knowledge we can share with you. Every bariatric procedure has significant nutritional implications, and for that reason, seeing a dietitian is an important step to ensure the success of the entire weight loss process prior and post-surgery. We offer a all-inclusive bariatric packages which includes all products, vitamins, resources and consults needed pre and post surgery – contact us to day to find out more.

Gastric Sleeve: A significant portion -3/4 of the stomach is removed to create tube like stomach which only holds initially 1/3 of a cup and then as time passes can increase to 1/2 cup of food at any time.
Lap banding: Adjustable gastric banding or “Lap Banding” involves surgical (usually laproscopic) placement of an adjustable band around the top portion of the stomach. The band is a tool that provides you a window of opportunity to modify your food choices and behaviours and develop healthy new habits that will maintain your weight loss.

Your dietitian is aware of some of the nutritional implications of bariatric surgeries include the ability or inability to sufficient fuel your body with the necessary nutrients to achieve your health and weight loss goals, the speed of which you can eat, the types of food you can eat, food behaviours, and liquid vs. solid meals.  During your consultation with the dietitian they will teach you how to make great food choices, ensure you are taking enough protein and nutrients, and also teach you how to change habits that have been contributing to your weight for many years. Daily multivitamins and calcium are essential-we will discuss these with you and you may need other vitamins or minerals (depending upon your blood tests). Your dietitian has the knowledge and experience to support you in achieving your short and long term weight goals. We guarantee your dietitian will make your life easier and put you on the path to success!

We offer a special all-inclusive Bariatric Package for clients undergoing surgery as well as specific bariatric resources to assist. Contact us today and ask about our packages.

Pregnancy and Fertility

Fertility can be affected by medical and physical factors and now there is good evidence that diet also has a significant role to play in fertility. In 2007, Research by Harvard Medical School, (Nurse’s health study) reported in The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,  that women who adopted five diet and lifestyle measures were able to improve their fertility by 69% compared with women who adopted none. Research also shows that the quality of your diet during pregnancy can affect the growing baby’s future health, long after they leave the womb. Furthermore, approximately 74% of women are gaining more weight than is scientifically recommended which can cause long-term health implications.

Examples of diet and lifestyle changes which have been shown to assist with fertility includes but is not limited to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, consuming a low GI (glycaemic index) diet, ensuring your diet meets you iron and calcium requirements and consuming a higher ratio of good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated). All of these have been shown to assist in improving fertility.

Our team knows exactly what your requirements are and what you need to improve your fertility and increase your chances of a successful pregnancy. Contact us today, we would love to assist you in your pregnancy journey.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition that affects a large percentage of the population-1 in 7 Australians are affected by IBS.  The symptoms can be worrying and debilitating and may include abdominal pain, bloating, and wind as well as diarrhoea and or constipation all these symptoms cause discomfort as well as stress and anxiety (which actually can make symptoms worse!).

The diagnosis should be made by your GP so as to exclude any other possible cause for your symptoms, such as Coeliac Disease or Irritable Bowel Disease (Crohn’s or Colitis). Management may include use of medication (your GP will discuss options with you), but it is now known that dietary modification often assists in resolution of most symptoms. Your dietitian at Sunshine Coast Dietetics is trained in these interventions.

Monash University has developed a Low FODMAP diet. This diet limits foods that contain poorly digested carbohydrates (not all carbs!). The bacteria that live in the small intestine ferment these poorly digested carbohydrates and gas, wind and distension with associated pain is often the result.

Sunshine Coast Dietetics’ specialist dietitian team has undertaken intensive training in the Low FODMAP diet and can support you through each phase of the diet to achieve the best results long-term. Our expertise can’t be duplicated by Google, don’t try and do it alone! Clients often say they have never felt so fantastic, with such a relief of symptoms after undertaking our Low FODMAP program. Contact us today and we will match you with an experienced dietitian to help you achieve your goals.

Weight Management

Have you found it hard to stick to “diets”? Found it easy to lose weight initially but can never keep it off? Confused about which approach is best to lose weight? Or are you the opposite, do you struggle to put on weight and keep it on? Whichever end of the spectrum you sit are you sick of trying and failing? Look no further, here at Sunshine Coast Dietetics we guarantee you results, that is right – guarantee. Not guarantee like the guy from the TV selling the next new product, we are talking about measurable results. Commit to your goal with your dietitian, and we assure you that you will be able to improve your weight, and more importantly your health long term. We are the answer.

Whether you are looking to lose or gain weight, your Sunshine Coast Dietetics’ specialist dietitian team have completed significant training in many of the different strategies to assist clients. There is no “one size fits all” approach at SCD. We individualise our approach, and ensure we develop a goal and strategy that best fits your lifestyle.

We don’t just focus on the food you eat either, we also discuss food behaviours in depth – which is often the greatest source of problems. Let’s face it, most of us know how to eat healthy, but why don’t we? We will provide you with the necessary tools and behaviours to achieve your goals long-term, without thinking it’s a chore, or eating “like a rabbit”.

Just some of the weight management styles our dietitians have undertaken additional training in are the “Non-Diet Approach”, “Health at Every Size”, traditional weight management as well as malnutrition (and frailty) management.

Contact us today, and we will match you to a supportive dietitian that will best suit your needs.


Diabetes is fast becoming a major health epidemic. With many new cases being diagnosed each day, the management of this disease is stretching health facilities to their limits. Diabetes is related to the body’s ability or inability to process and metabolise carbohydrate containing foods. There are two main types, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, both have specific nutritional implications that we have trained for many years to learn. Take advantage of the specialist level knowledge, skills and experience of the Sunshine Coast Dietetics  dietitian team.

Your dietitian can help you prevent or manage this condition successfully by formulating an individual plan for you based on your lifestyle, food preferences and exercise capabilities. We believe it is important to teach you how to make sustainable long lasting changes so your dietitian will take time to formulate a program that will work for you. Contact us today so we can match a dietitian to your specific needs.

Sports Performance

Whether you are a weekend-warrior trying to best your mates, wanting to gain muscle mass, trying to run your first marathon, a figure athlete or an elite athlete competing for a world championship; nutrition will play a huge roll in your success not only on the event day, but in the countless hours of training leading up.

There is more to sports nutrition than most know. It is an art. It is one thing to know the numbers, know when to eat and what to eat, but little thought is given to how – that is where the art comes in e.g. solid or liquid, supplement or food, hot or cold, sweet or savoury, where do you store it, can you carry it. Our dietitians have trained hard, and honed their artistic skills. They can help you master nutrition for your chosen event. Sunshine Coast Dietetics have a dietitian to suit your specific needs, contact us today to be matched to your experienced dietitian.

Other Conditions Treated

Chronic Diseases

Nutrition for Ageing

Injury Rehabilitation

Food Intolerances and Allergies

Nutrition for Health

Sports Performance

Infant to Teenager Nutrition

Eating Disorders

Other nutritional issues

"We know how to make evidence-based nutrition practical."

"We will make your life easier."

"We guarantee that we can help you achieve your health goals."

"We won’t make you eat like a rabbit."

Who We Are





High quality


Client focused



Our dietitian team is passionate about health and nutrition, and we love to provide the education, guidance and support needed to help you reach your personal health goals.

Tyson Tripcony

Managing Director, Sport performance and body composition manipulation expert

Tyson is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and ISAK Level 2 Anthropometrist. Tyson has worked with several elite and sub-elite teams and athletes of varying ages groups including the Australian Lacrosse Team, Brisbane Roar, Gold Coast Titans, U15 QRL squad, QCSA football squad, figure athletes, surfers and more, . He can provide you and/or your team with the information to properly fuel your body for training and competition and how to get the balance right to recover effectively. He has become an expert in measuring and manipulating body composition of athletes. Tyson is only available for appointment on request.

Alarna McGovern

Diabetes, Bariatric surgery and Paediatric expert

Alarna is an empathetic and warm practitioner who will ensure that client’s preferences are always catered for, as each individual has a different approach to food. She enjoys working with and has experience with a variety of nutrition related conditions, but has a special preference for bariatric surgery, diabetes, and paediatrics. She will use a stepped approach to conquer the changes to make and to achieve the best possible goal. Alarna is available to answer any nutrition questions, and will use her training and knowledge to enhance client outcomes long term, as changes to nutrition and eating change with practice over time.

Peta Adams

Bariatric surgery, Disordered eating, Food allergies/intolerances and Paediatric nutrition expert

Peta is an experienced no nonsense dietitian who enjoys cutting through the media spin to deliver realistic and achievable nutrition strategies for each of her clients. She has expertise to assist a wide range of clients with chronic and acute illness, particularly those with Diabetes, Disordered eating as well as generous experience with managing client's Food Allergies and Intolerances. She is also trained in the SOS approach to feeding fussy children with sensory difficulties and has postgraduate qualifications in Paediatric/Adolescent nutrition.

Peter Herzig

Endurance Sports Nutrition expert and body composition analyst

Peter is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist. Peter also works with the QAS Cycling squad and QTS junior cycling squad, as well as several RIO Paralympians. He has experience working with triathlon, endurance running, swimming, rowing and cycling amongst other sports. Peter enjoys helping people from all walks of life and fitness levels (from beginner to pro) meet their nutritional goals. He can provide you with individually tailored training and race meal plans to get the most out of your sport. Peter is available on request in Maroochydore or for a Home Visit.

We believe we are the best at what we do.

We can provide innovative solutions to common nutritional problems.

We will not judge you.

We guarantee that you will learn something.

Contact Us

If you would like to generate an online referral please click this button and complete the corresponding form and we will get in contact with you.


If you are have further questions or would like to make an enquiry, please complete the form below. Thank you.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Phone (required)


How can we assist you?

Call: (07) 5479 4363

Fax: (07) 3112 4277

Email: admin@sunshinecoastdietetics.com.au

Check us out on Facebook

Have a look at our Blog

Our Locations


Peta Adams/Alarna McGovern/Peter Herzig
Sunshine Coast Dietetics
3/50 Aerodrome Road
Ph: (07) 54 794 363      Fax: (07) 3112 4277


Rebecca Williams
Ocean Wave Medical
87 Bowman Road
Ph: (07) 54 794 363      Fax: (07) 3112 4277


Alarna McGovern
Barry Hawes Podiatry
Trinity House
43 Minchinton Street
Ph: (07) 54 794 363     Fax: (07) 3112 4277


Peta Adams
Doctors of Tewantin
22 Doonella St
Ph: (07) 54 794 363      Fax: (07) 3112 4277


Ph: (07) 54 794 363      Fax: (07) 3112 4277


Alarna McGovern
Currimundi Family Doctors
Currimundi Court, 768 Nicklin Way
Ph: (07) 54 794 363      Fax: (07) 3112 4277

"We are committed to client satisfaction."

"We listen to our clients."

"Every client is treated as an individual. No on-size-fits-all, here."

"We simplify the science, so you don’t have to."

Our Partners