Bites Health Clinic

At Bites Health Clinic we believe that everyone has the ability to change their lifestyles and take control of their health. At Bites, we find you an enjoyable, easy way to do that. We are all real people who love food and exercise. We are also in the know with the latest food and exercise science. We combine both to help you find a way of living that you love and that helps you reach your health goals!

Chantelle Wardini

Specialties : General and Sports Podiatry
Chantelle is truly committed to health and nutrition from both a professional and personal perspective, taking an active interest in healthy cooking for her friends and family and regularly engaging in physical activity. At Bites, she provides her clients with caring and individualised nutritional and exercise advice to help them best achieve their health goals.
Being a business owner and parent, Chantelle has always understood that time is valuable and she loves figuring out ways to help you manage your health more simply and practically. Chantelle works closely with your GP and often Chantelle’s clients are able to reduce diabetic or blood pressure medications that they have been taking for years through developing tailored food and exercise plans.
Chantelle graduated from Sydney University and holds a degree in Exercise and Sport Science as well as a first-class honours degree in Nutrition. She is an accredited member of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia as well as Exercise and Sport Science Australia. She is also recognised as an accredited Anthropometrist by the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry which allows her to proficiently measure and assess your skin folds and other body composition data.
She has worked professionally with numerous hospitals such as Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Westmead Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, The Hills Private Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital and Lady Davidson Private Hospital.

Chantelle has also worked with many individuals under both Private and CTP/Workcover/Life Insurance schemes to help them return to work and life following a significant work accident or illness such as an acute mental health episode, complicated surgical intervention, a cancer journey, or chronic fatigue diagnosis.

Outside of work, Chantelle enjoys spending quality time with her partner Jaron and her daughter Isla, keeping her cardiovascular system healthy playing soccer, working on her strength through pole fitness, going to the beach, and spending time with her Black Labrador, Preston. Chantelle understands that life is dynamic, demanding and different for everyone and as such offers diet and exercise solutions that can be easily adjusted to fit your lifestyle.

Chantelle’s Dietetic interest areas: metabolic health (including diabetes), cardiovascular disease (including hypertension, high cholesterol), sustainable weight loss, mental health, IBS, and sports nutrition (particularly triathlon/ironman nutrition). She is also proficient in managing other gastrointestinal issues such as Crohn’s, coeliac disease and food intolerances/food allergies. Chantelle has completed further studies in fertility and maternal nutrition as well as disordered eating and psychological factors that impact our food and exercise behaviours. Being a mum herself, Chantelle has both personal and professional experience in managing paediatric and infant nutrition including faltering growth, feeding issues, and food allergies/intolerances.

Chantelle’s Exercise Physiology interest areas: metabolic health (particularly type 2 diabetes), cardiovascular disease, sustainable weight loss, shoulder injuries (including frozen shoulder, bursitis, rotator cuff pathology), hip issues (including SIJ dysfunction, bursitis), knee injuries (including strengthening post-surgical interventions) and back/spine rehab (including long term management of disc and spine issues such as disc protrusion/spondylosis/arthritis/sciatica) and return to function post-surgery. Chantelle has also completed extensive further studies in pregnancy and post-partum exercise including management of diastasis recti (abdominal separation) and pelvic floor training.

Andrea Popovic

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition & Food Science) – Western Sydney University Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)– The University of Newcastle

Andrea is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with an empathic and energetic nature which shows through her ability to connect well with her clients and engage them within the nutrition therapy process in an inspiring way.  Andrea strives to provide sustainable ongoing nutrition care focusing on her client’s individual needs so the meal plans and strategies recommended are highly personalised to her client. She makes sure that the strategies she develops with her clients are enjoyable (contain favourite foods), easy to follow (realistic for her clients to actually achieve) and use the latest evidence based research matched to their health needs and conditions.
Andrea has gained valuable skills and experience through her previous work at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, working with inpatients in diabetes, cardiothoracic, gastroenterology and ICU wards to name a few. Andrea also specialised whilst on placement at John Hunter Hospital in the Head and Neck Trauma ward, working with patients with cancer, patients following surgery to their head and/or neck and patients recovering from motor vehicle accidents. Andrea also has experience in providing outpatient services through the University of Newcastle’s Telehealth Clinic during the 2019 – 2020 COVID-19 lockdown period where she made dietetic care possible to patients living in rural and remote areas of Australia.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and friends, experimenting with recipes and improving her fitness through strength training and HIIT classes at her local gym.

Andrea’s main areas of interest: Sustainable weight loss, cardiovascular disease, sports nutrition (including body composition change e.g. muscle gain and fat loss; endurance and high intensity sports nutrition) metabolic health (including diabetes), digestive health (including IBS and IBD), PCOS, head and neck oncology, food intolerance and food allergy, managing unintentional weight loss/malnutrition.

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