Leigh O'Brien

Leigh O'Brien


Bio: Leigh is a registered dietitian currently working in private practice in Christchurch. She has worked in the food safety field and has experience in providing clinical dietetic service for rest homes.






Her topics inlude:

• Nutrition and gut health
• Eating well to maintain weight
• Dementia – role of nutrition in prevention and management
• Nutrition and women’s health
• Nutrition for the elderly
• Screening for and treatment of malnutrition
• Nutritional management diarrhoea & constipation
• Wound care – the role of nutrition
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome – dietary management
• Food and diabetes – facts and myths
• Respiratory Disease and COPD – eating well to maintain weight


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