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including pregnancy, menopause, osteoporosis and through the ages. 

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

Our Services

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  • Tube feeding

  • Meal planning

  • Nutritional assessment 

  • Women's health

  • Sensory sensitives

  • Feeding difficulties with mealtime feeding therapy

  • Nutritional deficiencies

We are a NDIS registered service.  We are accepting referrals for all those with an NDIS plan.

Contact us for more information

One on One


We provide you with nutrition strategies that work in a range of areas.  Including

  • introducing solids

  •  infant and child nutrition

  • Fussy eating strategies

  • Food Allergies and food intolerances

  • Women's health and pregnancy

  • Gestational diabetes  

  • Chronic disease including; diabetes management and cardiovascular disease

  •  general health

  • Gut health including FODMAPS.


Weightloss & Meal Plan packages

If you feel like you need more structure and guidance. Then this is for you.  Let us custom design your very own meal plan that suits your lifestyle and provides you with the right nutrition.

Diet Plan

Corporate or Community

Keeping our work places and community members healthy, is a real passion of ours.   We can customise Nutrition Workshops that suit your needs.

We make them fun and interactive and keep the conversation going long after we are gone. We will help to coordinate 'Staff Challenges,' or email dates to ensure people can make our sessions a reality.

Get in touch to request more information.

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Katelyn Paterson

Dietitian and Founder

Accredited Practising Dietitian

  • Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics
    (major Public Health)   

  • GradCert. Diabetes Education.

  • SOS approach to Feeding trained therapist
    (for fussy eating and sensory sensitivities)

  • Responsive Eating Therapist

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.

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feeding therapy meal therapy

We are offering a Mealtime therapy program which utilises the SOS (Sequential Oral Therapy) and responsive feeding approach to help treat children with feeding difficulties ranging from fussy eaters to swallowing hardship to food sensory issues and much more

This evidence-based program focuses on helping children with a limited diet due to fussy eating, swallowing difficulties or other struggles become comfortable trying new and different foods as well as how to eat if they don’t know how to chew or manage food in their mouth. The program integrates posture, sensory systems, motor skills, behavioural skills, social/emotional development, medical concerns and nutritional impacts.   It is a fun and interactive therapy for children to improve their growth, feeding milestone and relationship with foods

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