About Us

Sally Johnston


Sally spends her most of her time behind the scenes, working predominantly in the book publishing, online support, online store and nuts and bolts aspects of Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery.

favourite food: chocolate brownies

favourite drink: coffee and gin

favourite activity: water skiing

loves to spend time: soaking up the sun with family and friends at the Murray River

Justine Hawke


Justine heads up the individual consulting arm of Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery. She also provides extensive patient support online and resource development.

favourite food: too many to mention!

favourite drink: tea and rose

favourite activity: walking her dog

loves to spend time: getting creative in the kitchen and spending time with family and friends

Jennifer Relihan


Jen is our people person. You will likely meet her face to face in our consulting rooms, however is also involved in online patient support and resource development.

favourite food: Italian or Thai

favourite drink: piccolo latte or sparkling Shiraz

favourite activity: hiking through the Adelaide Hills

loves to spend time: playing board games with friends and family

Kahlia Nissen


Kahlia is another people person. You will likely meet her face to face in our consulting rooms, or at your Allurion gastric balloon placement. She also helps coordinate our online patient support program.

favourite food: sushi

favourite drink: oat chai latte

favourite activity: cooking, especially baking

loves to spend time: volunteering with KickStart for Kids

Products and Services

Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery offer a comprehensive range of products and services to both individuals undergoing weight loss surgery, and the professional teams that support them:

  • Online Support
  • Weight Loss Surgery Specific Publications
  • Online Store
  • Free Social Media Guidance
  • Individual Consultations.

These are discussed in detail below.


Online Support

Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery Online Support provides access to expert dietitians, seven days per week. Our online support includes two key components:

The Online Learning Centre

Contains trusted, reliable information to allows weight loss surgery patients to successfully navigate their weight loss surgery journey. Packed with easy to follow videos and downloads, the Learning Centre steps patients through each phase of their surgical journey. The Learning Centre is available on demand, designed so patients can dip in and out, sourcing the information they need at the time they need it.

Inner Circle Support Forum

The Inner Circle online support forum (via Facebook) provides direct access to the Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery dietitians to ask questions, get direct feedback, be supported and celebrated, seven days a week. When your clinic is closed, our dietitans can answer questions or deal with nutrition related concerns, anytime, anywhere.


Weight Loss Surgery Specific Publications

All Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery publications have been developed specifically for the weight loss surgery patient. They are however based on sound nutrition principles, with information that can be practically translated into various lifestyle requirements.

  • Your Complete Guide to Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery
  • Single Serves Recipe Book
  • Weight Loss Surgery Meal Plans
  • Shopping Companion
  • Fifty in a Flash – Fresh Food Fast recipe book
  • Protein Planner
  • One Meal, Many Ways recipe book.


Online Store

The Online Store offers not only their own publications, but a range of hand picked, weight loss surgery specific products including vitamin and protein supplements.

The Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery publications are also available at wholesale prices via the online store for purchases of 10 or more.


Free Social Media Guidance

Free social media guidance is currently provided to 53,000 via Facebook, almost 11,000 via Instagram and thousands more via their weekly wisdom email bulletin.


Individual Consultations

Justine, Jennifer, Dannika and Juliet are available for individual consultations in their Adelaide clinic or nationally via phone or Skype. During an individual consultation, your medical and nutritional needs, eating habits, food preferences and lifestyle can all be assessed before recommendations are made. Your social, occupational and psychological needs can also be taken into consideration to tailor advice unique to you.

New client consultations are $190 for one hour.

Review client consultations are $95 for 30 minutes.

Please note that if you have not been seen for over 12 months, you will require a new client consultation.

Payment is required on the day of your consultation. In person, cash, cheque and credit card payments are accepted. Credit card payment is required for phone or Skype consultations and may be required in advance to secure your booking.

If you have private health insurance with ‘extras’ cover with your private health fund you may be eligible for a rebate. Rebate amounts vary widely and you will need to check with your fund if you are entitled. You can claim a rebate on the spot using HICAPS if seeing us in person. If using phone or Skype a receipt will be issued to you that will allow you to claim a rebate from your fund if eligible.

People with chronic conditions and complex care needs may be eligible for an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. If your GP has referred you for dietary services and completed an EPC referral form, Medicare can then provide a rebate for up to five of your consultations. Only those with a chronic condition are eligible for the plan – discuss eligibility with your GP. Please bring the EPC referral to your appointment.

Those with a DVA Gold Card can receive dietetic services in person at no additional cost. However, you must be referred to the dietitian by your GP. Please bring any relevant paperwork to your appointment.