Help Yourself – Nutrition & Dietetics offers pragmatic, client focused services across the NSW Mid North Coast and Newcastle regions. Lani Millington and Pip Whitehouse both provide dietetics services in a variety of locations, working collaboratively and collectively to improve health and wellbeing of clients and communities. Help Yourself was established in 1996 by Kerith Duncanson and Rick Naylor, who have more than 50 years combined experience in the medical, health and fitness industries. Kerith provides specialist dietetic services and support for Help Yourself and Rick is the practice manager.
Pip Whitehouse is a Accredited Practising Dietitian (Provisional) who is passionate about helping clients achieve nutritional health, with a particular interest in healthy weight, metabolic health, plant based eating and nutrition for families and children. Pip holds degree qualifications in both Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) and Psychology, a combination that positions her well to support clients to change dietary behaviours. Her approach involves applying the principles of nutritional science in a supportive, practical and person-centred manner.
Lani completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle and has a passion for sharing her knowledge and love of food. Through nutrition education, Lani supports clients in developing a healthy relationship with food to achieve their lifestyle goals. She takes a positive approach in providing practical advice about eating for good health. Lani enjoys all areas of nutrition, with particular interests in weight management, diabetes and cardiovascular health.
Dr Kerith Duncanson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 30 years of dietetics experience – in the private and public health sectors. Kerith has recently commenced a private practice in Newcastle, specialising in gut nutrition, eating disorders and child feeding. This consulting work complements Kerith’s role as a research dietitian in gastrointestinal nutrition and functional gut disorders. Kerith actively supports and mentors the Help Yourself dietitians who consult throughout the Mid North Coast of NSW.
Rick has spent more than 30 years in the education, health and fitness industries, working in a variety of corporate and community settings. With a Masters in Clinical Science, he had previously practised as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, with a special interest in chronic disease, however he is now concentrating on managing and further developing the nutrition and dietetic services offered by Help Yourself, and making these services more accessible to more people. He has recently collaborated with Kerith to develop the FODMAP SWAPP app.