A well-balanced vegetarian diet (which is not that difficult to achieve) can provide all the nutrients, including all vitamins and minerals, that the human body requires. Regardless of the adequacy of the diet, some vegetarians and vegans prefer to consult with a dietitian from time to time ‘to be on the safe side’. The purpose of this page is to help people find a dietitian who is sympathetic to their dietary choices and who is knowledgeable in the area of vegetarian and vegan nutrition.
Index to this page:
– Amanda Benham (Brisbane, Queensland)
– Mark Surdut (Elsternwick, Victoria)
– Kate Marsh (Chatswood, New South Wales)

Amanda Benham, Nutritional Consultant & Accredited Practising Dietitian (and vegan!), is available for consultation by appointment (including over the telephone and via email).
“I can help you plan a better diet for you and the planet.”
Amanda is recognised as an expert in vegetarian nutrition by the Dietitians Association of Australia.
Telephone: 07 3855 5755, 0416 126 043
Health fund rebates and discounts for Health Care Card holders are available.


Mark Surdut, TheNutritionist, is an Accredited Practising Dietitian based in Melbourne.

Presenting workshops and educational forums on the link between nutrition, optimal
health and the prevention of chronic disease is his passion. He consults individual
clients too.
Mark has held senior clinical positions in a number of leading hospitals in the UK and
He holds two degrees from the University of Cape Town – a science degree in human
physiology and a post-graduate medical science degree in nutrition and dietetics.
Mark contributes regularly to a number of local magazines and other publications.
Favourite food: Veggies of course!
Phone: 0404 043 563
Postal address: PO Box 296, Elsternwick VIC 3185


Kate Marsh
BSc, MNutrDiet, Grad Cert Diab Edn & Mgt, PhD
Northside Nutrition and Dietetics
Suite 74, Chatswood Village
47 Neridah Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
Phone: 02 9415 4845
Kate Marsh is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator, and the director of Northside Nutrition and Dietetics, a private nutrition clinic in Chatswood, Sydney. She has a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney, a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management from UTS and has recently completed her PhD at the University of Sydney. Kate has a particular interest in vegetarian nutrition and is the Chairperson of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) Vegetarian Interest Group. She is also co-author of The Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook and writes regularly for a number of publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Healthy Food Guide, Nature & Health and Everyday Health. For more details visit or email