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.



Kelly Hodges

Founder of Coastal Dietetics ©

Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), 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 with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. With over 4 years in private practice, Kelly has developed a growing interest in digestive disorders, endocrinology and weight management. In addition to this, she enjoys running her 8 Week Sugar Challenge to provide education and assistance to those consuming excess sugar in their day to day lives.

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

  • Food Intolerances (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, unexplained flatulence, bloating, headaches or lack of energy), and
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)

Kelly also does a large amount of contract work with local and international businesses assisting them in providing best practice nutrition care for their employees and clients.

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.


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. 


Ali Woodhouse

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

Ali is a registered clinical Dietitian and Nutritionist and completed her Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Queensland University of Technology. Since graduating Ali has worked in both the public and private health sectors but quickly found her passion in assisting people one-on-one in the private practice setting. With over 7 years of experience working in private practice Ali understands the importance of providing personalised nutrition advice, that has been tailored to meet each individual’s specific health and nutrition needs.

While Ali has a wealth of experience in nutrition counselling across a wide range of areas, she is particularly interested in the management of:

  • Food intolerances and food chemical sensitivities
  • Digestive issues / gut health
  • Chronic disease management (including type 1 and 2 Diabetes)

Ali takes pride in her holistic approach to client care and her ability to provide trusted nutritional advice to assist clients in achieving optimum health and wellbeing.

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 a whole food based diet will cause no harm.
  • Food intolerances lead to inflammation and ill health.
  • Diabetics can better manage their sugar levels with a lower carbohydrate diet.

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