Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Supermarket tours

by Kate Gudorf
Are you confused at the supermarket?   
Do you feel overwhelmed by the variety of food choices?   
Do you know how to select the healthiest foods?   
And do you understand those complicated food labels?    
If you're confused, Newtown Nutrition dietitian Kate Gudorf can help.   We are pleased to offer supermarket tours designed to help you become a more informed shopper.   Kate will show you how to navigate the supermarket aisles and choose the best foods.  
This tour will benefit anyone interested in learning more about general health and nutrition, interested in eating well to prevent or manage a chronic health condition or for those interested in learning more about making healthy food choices at the supermarket.  
The tour will run for approximately one and a half hours and will cover a variety of topics, such as:
  • Comparing similar foods side-by-side
  • Selecting the healthiest foods using the nutrition information panel
  • Navigating the supermarket and supermarket design
  • Selecting produce
  • Seasonal produce
  • A guide to the symbols and ticks used on food labels
  • A guide to labelling terminology, like 'low fat', 'high fibre' and 'low sodium'
  • Use by date vs best before date
  • How to determine the best value at the supermarket
  • Avoiding impulse purchases
  • Storage and safe handling of your groceries
The tour will be held on the first Monday of each month at 12:00pm at FoodWorks Newtown, 336 King Street, right near the railway station. 
For more information or to register for the supermarket tour, please email
We invite you to come along on our tour.  Happy shopping!

Health Coaching giveaway

Exciting Offer for August:
We believe in Health Coaching so much that we are giving it away for free!

FREE – that’s right, you read that correctly.
Newtown Nutrition is currently accepting new Health Coaching clients in July and August. Spots are limited but as our gift to you, we are giving away 2 spots next month. Each package consists of an initial assessment appointment, midway point reflection, and closing review. That’s three appointments with your very own dietitian and health coach, support materials and your very own journey workbook to document your success.
Just tell us, in 25 words or less, why you need Jill Ng (@healthcoachJill), to help transform your life.

Entry opens: Wed Jul 3rd 2013
Entry will be closed on:  July 25th , 2013
Winners will be announced in August 
To enter, send an email telling us how Health Coaching can help transform your life.

* Winners may be required to provide a written testimonial of their experience

Health Coaching comes to Newtown Nutrition

Newtown Nutrition now offers Health Coaching to the Inner West.
Meet Newtown Nutrition's newest team member - Dietitian and Health Coach Jill Ng.

What is a Health Coach?

A Health Coach can assist you to identify specific goals that are important to you and create strategies to reach these goals, over time. Most of us are familiar with what a coach does in sport or life matters, but have you ever considered using a health coach to help you to unravel your personal issues when it comes to managing your health or weight?

How does it work? How can health coaching help me?

Ever felt overwhelmed about where to start? Or thought you had the right idea and worked hard but didn't get the desired outcome? Lacking motivation? Ready to change but needing support or direction? Feeling like you have given up with your initial goal? Health Coaching can help to focus you on the main things, that are important, and a health coach can support you towards making small steps to get there. Health coaching can be used to focus in on gaining control of a health issue you may be concerned about, or simply in achieving a more positive state of general health and wellbeing. Health coaching can be used to change things like physical activity levels, nutrition, or even manage stress levels, which all have the potential to adversely affect our health in turn.

Case Study:

Diane, 54, BMI: 37.     BGL elevated, total cholesterol around 7, osteoarthritis. Diane was really concerned about her health; her doctor has been on her back about it.

Diane really wanted to do more regular physical activity but didn't know where to start. We discussed her main motivation for her goal, identified her barriers and worked out a suitable action plan to help her get things started.
Diane knew a little about how to change her dietary cholesterol intake, but we completed the picture with further information to support her knowledge and make the changes easy.
Within around three months or regular physical activity and dietary changes, Diane had achieved normalised BGL and total cholesterol below 5. (normal range). She has also lost weight and feels much better in herself. She loves her new exercise routine, which fits well into her lifestyle and didn't feel like it was hard at all! More importantly, her doctor was really surprised when her blood tests all came back normal - he started asking her for tips about what she had done!

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be the change you want to see in the world