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NZ Registered Dietitian* offering personal one-to-one consultations in MERIVALE CHRISTCHURCH, or by telephone, fax, e-mail and/or Skype.

Consultation & Services

One-to-one consultations: Respecting the highly unique nature of individual nutritional needs and the highly personal nature of eating habits.
Contact: Phone: 03 3558999
Fax: 03 3558997
Hours available:
  • Week days
  • Late night Tuesday and Thursday
  • Saturday
Practitioner: Janice Bremer NZRD
First consultation: Usually 50-60 minutes
Further appointments: Usually 15-30 minutes

Consultation Overview

Sessions are “all-about-you”, and in your duration and time frequency. Charges are per visit, but there are options for a package deal for longer term  weight loss intentions, since research suggests that frequent monitoring  achieves more consistent and maintained lifestyle change.

Group talks for general nutritional topics can be arranged.



I am currently offering a free service to answer the confusing questions about foods, ingredients and nutrition that might confront us in our daily living. In return I may list your question and my answer on my blog, so please answer with a name or a pseudonym that I may use for you.

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I will answer as soon as I can.

What happens in a consultation?

First consultation: 50-60 minutes

  • Discussion:
    Your goals, hopes and intentions, health risks, social and eating history
  • Assessment:
    Your physical requirements, current eating and exercise habits
    Your nutrient intake, food likes and dislikes, problem eating situations
    Your healthful eating habits and social requirements
  • Discussion/negotiation:
    Problem solving strategies, your goals as realistic targets
    What dietary changes could do for your health risks
    Food and meal choosing for a risk-reducing eating pattern
    Prioritising changes that give most effect for least change
    Manageable changes you choose, whatever else you want to know at this time
    A start-up plan

Further appointments: 15-30 minutes

  • Review change, continue problem-solving
  • Teach food information as needed – label reading, product selection, recipes, meal ideas
  • Discuss food preparation and purchasing, options for social and take-out eating
  • Identify lifestyle challenges and management of hunger episodes, perceived ‘cravings’, certain social situations, situations of stimulus for less healthy eating

And in further sessions:

  • Monitor your progress
  • Discuss & counsel through management of lapses
  • Assist in planning for relapse prevention, guide strategies for the long term
  • Review maintenance of your new lifestyle habits,
  • Evaluate how effective your changes are in terms of your health goals and target behaviour changes



Eating problems – eating feeling out of control, poor appetite, eating difficulties

Body weight problems – weight loss, weight gain, fluctuating weight

High waist centimetres – midriff weight gain, especially if diabetes/blood pressure

High blood cholesterol – on medication or not, family with cholesterol or heart attacks

High blood pressure – on medications or not, family history of stroke or diabetes

Diabetes, prediabetes, insulin resistance – especially if family have complications

Fatty liver, gout, gallbladder or kidney stones, sleep apnoea – are all associated

Nutrient risks – nutritional assessments for all ages with poor or unbalanced eating

Women’s health – weight changes, hormonal imbalance, polycystic ovarian syndrome, bloating, menopausal distress

Bloke’s weight loss – special tailoring of advice for health and attitudes of men

Low mobility – joint pain and mobility decline especially if gained weight

Bowel problems – constipation, loose or irregular bowel motions, intolerances

General nutrition and active lifestyle – assessments and dietary advice, vegetarian eating, nutritional adequacy of dieting practices, other problems requiring considered dietary advice following a thorough assessment