Liz Beaglehole is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian, with a Post-graduate Diploma in Dietetics (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Science from the University of Otago (majoring in Human Nutrition and Food Service Management). Liz has obtained New Zealand Qualifications Authority Unit Standards; 167, 168 and 20666 (food safety) and Unit Standards 11281 and 4098 (assess candidate performance).
Liz was granted prescribing rights within the scope of a dietitian in 2012 and continues to hold an annual practising certificate with prescribing rights.
Liz provides food service and clinical dietitian services to a variety of residential care facilities including; rest homes, hospitals, community based homes, and residential schools.
Liz has worked as a Food Service Manager in public and private hospitals, including cook fresh and cook chill kitchens, in New Zealand and Australia. She has also managed food service contracts with external providers. She is experienced in writing menus, and conducting menu and food safety audits. Liz has also worked as a clinical dietitian offering nutrition advice for clients and residents in public and private hospitals, aged care facilities and for individual clients in the community.
Liz is able to offer menus suited to specific client groups and to provide menu audits on food services from a variety of residential care settings.
Liz is able to assess students on related unit standards as she is a trained assessor for NZQA unit standards.
Leigh O’Brien began her career in dietetics as a clinical dietitian at Christchurch Public Hospital. Leigh left there to join a private food safety consultancy company where she wrote food safety programmes, reviewed food labels to ensure they met the standards set out by the Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code, conducted food safety training and presented tailored nutrition sessions for food industry.
Leigh’s passion for working with older people developed when working as a clinical dietitian for Julian Jensen providing the rest home clinical service for Julian Jensen Associates in 2007, since that time she has continued provided clinical nutrition advice to residential care along with Liz.
Leigh is the current provider for the pre-diabetes courses run in conjunction with Pegasus Health Ltd and the Diabetes centre. Leigh is also one of the Rural Canterbury PHO dietitians providing dietitian services to rural Canterbury.
Maz Black has worked in a variety of clinical settings with a wide range of population groups. She started her career in Auckland City Hospital before moving to the United Kingdom to work as a registered dietitian specialising in Oncology and Haemotology, Older people’s health, and long term nutrition support.
In 2013 Maz returned home to further establish her area of interest in older people’s health. Maz has a passion for working with older people with the aim to improve nutritional adequacy and quality of life. She also enjoys working with people requiring nutrition support and weight management advice.
As a new mum, Maz has developed an interest in maternal and infant nutrition.
Maz currently provides clinical dietetic services to a variety of residential care facilities including; rest homes, long term hospitals, community based homes and ACC clients. As well this, Maz also enjoys taking education sessions for corporate wellness and to the general public on a variety of relevant topics.