Dr Suzie Harte

Paediatric Dietitian

Dr Suzie Harte has more than 30 years’ experience as a registered nurse and paediatric dietitian.

Suzie is a founding and active member of a National Nutrition Network, and co-chair for the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Early Childhood Education Special Interest Group. She is an active member of the Early Childhood Association and the Public Health Association of Australia, having recently been appointed as a Specialist Technical Advisor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The former neurosurgical intensive care nurse has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Hons, Nutrition and Dietetics), and a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons Information Systems and Business Management). Suzie has a PhD in Child Health and is passionate about health research, recently conducting studies with families of children attending the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Using the Motivational Interviewing technique to undertake nutrition assessment and diagnosis, Suzie strives to meet family-oriented, achievable health goals for her clients and provide realistic strategies that complement each families’ unique lifestyle. Her private practice also includes the provision of a lifestyle program for adult groups called My Health For Life (MH4L), with the aim of reducing the risk of chronic disease.

Suzie’s clinical interests include chronic disease, paediatric health, weight management, allergies and intolerances, eating disorders, mindfulness and sports nutrition.

Suzie’s love of food translates to her enthusiasm for helping others to establish and maintain a healthy relationship with nutrition across the lifespan. By establishing good health behaviours early in life, Suzie believes these behaviours will continue throughout life. Her work has taught her that it is never too late to make sustainable behaviour changes that may have the potential to change your life for the better.

As a parent of three active and vibrant teenagers, Suzie understands the need to adopt a balanced approach to the demands of work, life, sport and study for her family. She is the first to admit that meeting the needs of growing children to achieve their milestones is an evolving work-in-progress.