Gold Coast Dietitians & Plant Based Nutritionists

Experts on plant-based eating

The Plant Nutrition and Wellness Clinic’s team has three passion Gold Coast Vegan Dietitians and Plant-Based Nutritionists.

Our dietitians are all dual-qualified Accredited Practising Dietitians and Accredited Nutritionists with Dietitans Australia.

The PNW Clinic is a leading virtual vegan dietitian practice, with our team working with clients from Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth and overseas!

Why Online: 

Using an online dietitian allows you to receive exactly the same level of expert nutrition advice, guidance, support and accountability to achieve your goals in health and nutrition, all from the comfort of your own home.

Many of our clients find having an online dietitian consultation is just as good (sometimes even better) than having a face to face consultation. You can save on parking fees, travelling costs and most importantly, time!

A online consultation runs exactly the same as a face to face dietitian consultation. We use a fully featured video consulting platform that allows you to receive the same face-to-face in clinic experience. During the consultation, your dietitian can use the screen sharing feature to work with you to develop your nutrition plan, share educational resources or use a whiteboard.

Simply click on the video call link at the time of the consultation!

Book a consultation with our Gold Coast vegan dietitians here

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  • Transition to a vegan diet
  • Meeting your nutritional needs on a vegan diet
  • Developing a tailored supplement regime for your needs
  • Eating disorder recovery for vegans
  • Nutritional deficiencies (iron-deficiency anaemia, vitamin B12)
  • Sports nutrition for vegan athletes
  • Chronic disease prevention and management (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes)
  • Plant-based nutrition for hormonal conditions (PCOS, endometriosis, adenomyosis, thyroid)
  • Low FODMAP vegan diet for IBS management
  • Gut health and digestive concerns
  • Healthy plant based pregnancy

Vegan Dietitians & Plant Based Nutritionists

Why eat plant based?


Vegan diets are a type of plant based diet where only foods derived from plants are consumed. This includes fruits, vegetables, grains, cereal products, nuts, seeds, legumes and plant-based milks such as soy, rice and almond. Vegans do not consume any animal products such as meat, chicken, eggs, honey, fish, milk and dairy products. In addition to this, many vegans do not wear or use products derived from animals such as wool or silk.


It is completely possible to meet all your nutritional needs if following a well planned vegan diet. This is relevant for all ages and genders across the lifespan as well as those going through pregnancy and breastfeeding. As their are some nutrients that are considered more at risk on a vegan diet, it is beneficial to work with a dietitian who specialises in vegan, vegetarian and plant based nutrition such as the PNW Clinic Dietitians.


Iron: It is completely possible for people following a vegan diet to meet their iron needs through plant based foods such as tofu, chickpeas, lentils, nuts, seeds and wholegrains. However, plant based foods contain non-haem iron, which is not as well absorbed as heme iron from animal products. To increase absorption, vegans should pair iron-rich foods with vitamin C-rich foods such as berries, kiwifruit, oranges and mandarins. Vegans should also limit tea and coffee with meals, as this contains tannins which reduce absorption. Read more about iron deficiency here. 

Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is the one nutrient that is only naturally found in animal products. As vegans do not eat any animal products, it is important to pay particular attention to this nutrient. Vitamin B12 can be found in supplement form or fortified foods such as nutritional yeast and some brands of meat alternatives and milks. Read more about Vitamin B12 here. To ensure you are taking the correct supplement, book in with our dietitians for an express vegan supplement consultation.

Calcium: As vegan diets do not contain any dairy products, it is important to use other calcium-rich foods. Luckily, plant-based foods are rich in calcium. Good sources of calcium include fortified plant-milks such as soy, rice and almond, tofu, asian greens, soy yoghurts, unulled tahini and almonds. Read our article on what plant based milks contain calcium.

Omega-3 fats: Omega-3 fats are considered an essential fat, meaning that they body cannot create it itself, and it is required to come from the diet. Plant sources of omega-3 fats include linseed, flaxseeds, walnuts, chia seeds, soy bean oil and algae-based omega-3 supplements.


It is never our goal to force anyone to go vegan. We believe it is a personal choice. However, we are here to educate you on the benefits of eating more plant based foods in your diet to help reduce your risk of long term chronic disease or manage your current condition.


Our dietitians have transformed the lives of thousands of clients through the power of eating more plants. Some of the benefits our clients have experienced include:

  • Improved satiety and appetite control
  • Reduced cholesterol levels
  • Reversal of chronic diseases (diabetes)
  • Improved control of hormones
  • Better blood sugar level and diabetes control and reduced HbA1c
  • Increased recovery time
  • Improved sporting/performance outcomes
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased trust with their body
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Who we are


Senior Dietitian

Kiah Paetz

Kiah is the founder of the PNW Clinic. She works in the areas of eating disorders, disordered eating, gut health and plant based nutrition and is passionate about helping women build a healthy relationship with food and their body. She believes that eating should be easy and enjoyable – not the cause of guilt, stress and anxiety

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

Eating Disorder Dietitian

Geordy Henderson

Geordy supports her clients to be able to nourish their bodies, without the overwhelm. She works in the areas of Eating Disorder recovery from children to adults, gestational diabetes, perinatal nutrition (pregnancy and post partum) and infant nutrition.

Team Dietitian

Jade Wrigley

Jade is a passionate dietitian working in the areas of disordered eating, plant-based nutrition and gut health. She combines evidenced-based nutrition science with a holistic approach, working collaboratively with her clients to develop a nutrition plans that is underpinned by simple and sustainable change.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

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Let’s get in touch!


Phone: 07 3040 6911
Fax: 07 3036 5824


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