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Acknowledgement to country

"We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today, the Central Arrernte people, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging"


An experienced team of Dietitians helping you reach your nutrition goals. 

Desert Dietitians was born out of Central Australia, taking inspiration from the traditional foods, reminding us to ignore the fads and use real foods and evidenced based treatments that work. 


Desert Dietitians wants you to go back to basics, take a fresh start and new approach to reach your goals.

With 10 years of experience working around Australia and in particular Central Australia, we know the challenges of getting one on one, accurate advice.  With experience in paediatric nutrition, women's health, chronic disease, irritable bowel syndrome and pregnancy; including gestational diabetes.  We are confident we will help you find a solution to reach your health goals.


We aim to stick to family friendly foods and meal plans and create lifestyle changes that give you the results you need and want.  Our Dietitians want to provide you with accurate advice and an achievable plan, we want you to have confidence in us and let us take this journey with you. 

About us

Katelyn Paterson

Dietitian and Founder
Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics
    (major Pu
    blic Health)   
  • GradCert. Diabetes Education.
  • Responsive Eating Therapist (Feeding Therapy Australia)
  • Prenatal Dietitians (Ealry Life Nutrition Alliance)
I have worked, lived and started our family in Alice Springs.  We love it here and looking forward to meeting you and helping you with your nutrition goals and converting all that online information into something you can make sense of.
feeding therapy meal therapy

We are offering a Mealtime therapy program which utilises Responsive Feeding techniques, originating by recommendations from the World Health Organisations (WHO) .  It has been shown to develop a child's regulation around food and create positive mealtime experiences and interactions for both child and caregivers.  

Responsive feeding is a strength- based approach and aligned with neurodiversity-affirming principles that supported a child's feeding difference.  It aims to support internal motivation and builds a child's confidence around food and there is no pressure place on a child to eat or try new foods.

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