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Dietitians Direct is a nutrition and dietetic consulting service offering personal or group consultations and dietary packages to individuals and organisations who are seeking expert, focused and easy to understand advice related to healthy eating and weight management. Dietitians Direct is owned and operated by Rona Osborne (BSc., RD) and Amanda Hallson (MSc., RD). Both are Accredited Practising Dietitians with over 10 years experience working for the NHS in a variety of settings including hospitals, communities and public health.

We provide professional, evidenced based scientific advice to support healthy eating and weight management. Other services include helping individuals manage lifestyle conditions such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol. We also provide article writing for the media and food industry, resource development and speaking at conferences and health events.

Contact us to see how we can help you with your health and dietary needs.


Amanda is a registered Advanced Dietitian. Amanda qualified with a BSc in Food & Nutrition from Ryerson University in Toronto following on from that she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa. Areas of practice included HIV/Aids, renal disease, diabetes, malnutrition and coronary heart disease. Relocating to the UK in 2004 and while working as a Community Dietitian in the North East of England Amanda helped set up a specialist obesity service. In addition at that time she completed her Masters in Advanced Dietetic Practice at the University of Central Lancashire.

Amanda specialises as a Weight Management Dietitian and has a particular interest in binge eating disorder, pharmacotherapy and women’s health. Amanda is also trained in the LOWFODMAP diet for IBS patients. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of Clinical Psychologists, Physiotherapists and other specialist Dietitians, Amanda has had the opportunity to focus on utilising behavioural approaches to help people lose weight. In addition she regularly provides training to other health care professionals delivering dietary and lifestyle change programmes.

Amanda is a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and served as the External Affairs Officer for DOM UK (Dietitains specialising in obesity management) for four years. She currently sits on the BDA’s Scottish Board.


Rona is a registered Specialist Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Dietitian. Rona qualified with a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen .

She has since completed a master’s module in Obesity Science and Management and has presented some of her research at the European Congress on Obesity. She is a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and UK Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO).

Rona works as part of a multi disciplinary team including psychologists and physiotherapists to deliver comprehensive lifestyle interventions that focuses on long term, sustainable change. Her individualised approach supports clients to manage their weight using a number of methods including energy deficit diets, anti obesity medication and meal replacement strategies.

Rona also provides advice to individuals considering weight loss (bariatric) surgery and provides both pre and post operative dietary support.

She has extensive experience of delivering 1:1 sessions, group based weight management sessions and teaching university Weight Management modules.

Rona understands the complexity of weight and the physical and mental health conditions associated with it. She endeavours to provide dietetic and psychological support to meet the needs of her clients.

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Dietitians Direct is a registered private healthcare provider with BUPA and
Aviva private health insurance.