About Us

Coastal Dietetics is a privately owned dietetics business founded on the Sunshine Coast in 2016 by Kelly Hodges. Coastal Dietetics uses unbiased scientific evidence to support and back our recommendations. Because the science of nutrition is still relatively young, we keep an open mind when formulating a nutrition plan for our clients.

What does this mean for you? Better results with more energy, a healthier weight, fewer cravings, stable sugar levels, a decreased appetite, tastier food and better pathology results too.


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Kelly Hodges

Founder of Coastal Dietetics ©

Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), Studying to be Diabetes Educator (Dec 2020), Nutritionist, Member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), Author, Group Exercise Leader, Founder of Coastal Dietetics

Kelly graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2012. While she has experience in general medical clinics and hospital environments, her heart and morals lie within private practice. As such, Kelly founded Coastal Dietetics in 2017 and has watched it go from strength to strength as others share the same values. Kelly is now further expanding her knowledge and becoming a Diabetes Educator, due to graduate end of 2020.

While Kelly see's a broad range of conditions, she is particularly interested in:

  • Diabetes (Pre-Diabetes & Type 2 Diabetes)
  • Weight Management & Chronic Disease Control (Eg Elevated cholesterol, fatty liver, Metabolic Disease)
  • Food Intolerances (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, unexplained flatulence, bloating, headaches or lack of energy)

Kelly strongly believes in using unbiased scientific research to back all recommendations. She is a self-motivated, caring and friendly dietitian driven to improve the health of others.

When Kelly is not consulting, she is a Mother to a beautiful boy named Charles, and you can find them exploring the beach, riding their bikes, climbing mountains or doing parkrun!

Book an appointment with Kelly here.

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Emma Day

Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), Nutritionist, Member of Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)

Emma is a qualified Dietitian and Nutritionist having graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. Emma understands the importance of providing personalised nutrition advice that is tailored to the individual and supports their goals. Emma provides a high standard of care and utilises an unbiased, holistic and evidenced-based approach.

Emma has a keen interest in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, with a particular interest in:

- Diabetes (Type 2, Pre-Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes)

- Weight Management and

- Mental Health

When collaborating with clients, Emma uses an approach that is client centred, realistic and practical to assist with achieving optimum health and wellbeing. She is highly motivated, caring and loves to help others succeed. 

Book an appointment with Emma here.

Our Beliefs

At Coastal Dietetics, we firmly believe that food is the most powerful and safe form of medicine to regain health and wellbeing. We believe:

  • Gut health is of paramount importance to overall health and well being
  • The body functions and thrives with less sugar in the diet
  • Fat is part of a healthy and well balanced diet and should not be avoided
  • Consuming mostly a whole food based diet is necessary for optimal health
  • Food intolerances lead to inflammation and ill health
  • Diabetes can be better managed with a lower carbohydrate approach

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