Clinical Dietary & Nutrition

Diet and nutrition play a fundamental role in maintaining good health and well-being. A balanced and nutrient-rich diet provides the necessary fuel for our bodies, strengthens the immune system, supports organ function, and promotes overall vitality.

At HSA, we recognise the importance of diet and nutrition in achieving optimal health. With our Clinical Dietary & Nutrition team, patients can receive personalised guidance, practical strategies, and evidence-based advice to improve their dietary habits, manage specific conditions, and enhance their overall quality of life.

Clinical Dietary & Nutrition

Clinical Dietary & Nutrition is a specialised field that focuses on the relationship between food, nutrition, and overall health. It encompasses the assessment, diagnosis, and management of various dietary-related conditions to optimize health outcomes. Our team of Clinical dietary and nutrition experts, such as registered dietitians and nutritionists, work closely with individuals to develop personalised plans that address their specific nutritional needs and health goals.


Some common conditions that can benefit from clinical dietary and nutrition services include:

  • Obesity: Diet and lifestyle play a critical role in the management of obesity. Our team advises on appropriate weight management and lifestyle strategies for successful weight loss.
  • Diabetes: Proper nutrition is essential for individuals with diabetes to regulate blood sugar levels. Our team develops personalized guidance and goals that help to stabilise glucose levels, manage weight, and reduce the risk of complications.
  • Heart Disease: A heart-healthy diet is vital in managing conditions like hypertension and high cholesterol. Our team offers guidance on reducing sodium and saturated fat intake, increasing consumption of heart-healthy foods, and promoting overall cardiovascular health.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Nutrition and hydration can play a critical role in delaying the advancement of conditions like chronic kidney disease. Protein intake and micronutrient intake are adjusted based on lab work and the stage of kidney disease. Our team also collaborates with the Dialysis Unit in managing kidney diseases.
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, and celiac disease require careful dietary management. Our team provides specific dietary approaches to alleviate symptoms, manage inflammation, and improve gut health.
  • Women’s Health: Input from a dietitian during pregnancy can help optimize nutrition and assist with the management of different pregnancy-related conditions (such as gestational diabetes).
  • Paediatrics/Adolescents: Good nutrition during these formative years can reduce the risk of chronic conditions. Educating children/teens on the importance of a healthy balanced diet can strengthen the immune system, promote healthy weight gain (including slow weight gain), and ensure healthy gut function. Our team helps to strategise dietary management of certain sensory/behavioral food aversion challenges such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other behavioral conditions including ADD/ADHD.
  • School Meals: Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day and knowing that growing children need adequate nutrients for their developing brain and body; our dietitians' partner with the Ministry of Education to analyse all government school menus. These menus are vetted to ensure that children receive various nutrients from the best quality foods to meet their nutritional needs. All queries regarding school menus can be forwarded to
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances: Clinical diet and nutrition services can assist individuals with food allergies or intolerances by designing customised diets that eliminate specific allergens while ensuring proper nutrient intake, including elimination diets like Low FODMAP and gluten/wheat-free.
  • Bariatrics: Nutrition interventions play a key role in the multidisciplinary approach to the bariatric surgery programme, including monthly support group meetings and individualised nutrition counseling both pre- and post-op.
  • Malnutrition: Dietitians are key in diagnosing and managing malnutrition-related problems caused by poor nutrition, chronic illness, and nutrient deficiencies. Appropriate nutrition plans are developed, which may include oral nutrition supplements, fortification of foods, and a variety of interventions.
  • Homecare: Illnesses are inevitable and often some illnesses may leave our loved ones non-ambulated or bedridden, requiring special care at home. Patients with special feeding needs often require follow-up nutrition care and analysis of their feeding regimen to ensure that vital nutrients are being provided. Also, the feeding route may need additional observation and further input for medical nutrition therapy feed change or continuation as needed.


We provide comprehensive support to individuals seeking professional guidance for their dietary needs, both inpatient and outpatient, with referrals from physicians. These services may include:

Personalised Nutrition Assessment

Evaluates the individual's current dietary habits, medical history, and health goals to develop customised nutrition plans, which may include meal plans in some cases to support healthy eating habits, accommodate dietary restrictions, and meet individual preferences.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Provides evidence-based nutrition interventions tailored to specific medical conditions, helping individuals manage symptoms, improve health outcomes, and prevent disease progression.

Nutritional Counseling

Offers one-on-one counseling sessions to address individual concerns, provide education on nutrition-related topics, and offer guidance on making sustainable lifestyle changes.

Ongoing Support and Monitoring

Regular follow-up appointments, progress tracking, and adjustments to the nutrition plan to ensure long-term success and optimal health outcomes.

Participation in Various Multidisciplinary Education Programmes

Attends and participates in various health fairs, symposiums, group programmes, and screening events.

Whether you are managing a specific condition, aiming for weight loss, or seeking guidance for a healthier lifestyle, our clinical diet and nutrition services are designed to support you on your journey to optimal health.

Clinical Dietary & Nutrition

Simone Sheehan

George Town Hospital 95 Hospital Road
George Town, George Town
Clinical Dietary & Nutrition

Mia Zurita

George Town Hospital 95 Hospital Road
George Town, George Town

Hours & Location

The Clinical Diet and Nutrition service is located at George Town Hospital, with services available at the district health centres.  

Appointments are available in scheduled clinics from:

  • 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday, and 
  • One Saturday per month

To book an appointment (with a referral) call 244-2530 or 244-2531.