Renal Dietitians

When living with chronic kidney disease, managing what you eat and drink can be a challenge; however, your diet can also positively influence how you feel, and what other treatments you might need.

It is important to recognise that as kidney disease progresses your dietary needs will more than likely change. It is also important to recognise that every person with kidney disease is different and has different food preferences and dietary needs.

An Accredited Practising Dietitian experienced in kidney disease is the best person to speak to about what food and drinks are best for you. The Dietitian will assess what you are currently eating and advise if changes are needed.

Although most GP's or kidney specialist should refer you to a dietian whith moderate kidney dysfuntion, due to varies issues its not always easy to see a renal dietian.The below table has some names of private renal dietians. All dietitians are able to offer virtual or telehealth consultations if you live outside of the regions detailed below:

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Contact details

Capacity/ Availability

Area of specialisation (within renal)/

Other relevant information

Micah Hintz

New Plymouth

(027) 750 5453

3 hours Thursdays & Fridays


Adeline Wong


(09) 623 0161 ext 1

4 hours Monday - Friday

Kidney stones

Fuchsia Goldsmith


Auckland based but able to connect through zoom throughout the country


Thursday 5pm-8pm

Saturday 9am-11am

Protecting kidney function, Preventing kidney stones,

Eating well on dialysis,

 Eating well after a transplant, Plant based diets.

Alana Baker


Tauranga & Hamilton

(027) 390 4010

1 day/ week

Early-moderate CKD &

Kidney Stones

Tina Ambler

Whangarei/ Northland

(021) 022 39442

20 hours/ week


Li Zhang



4 hours/ week

Gout ,Hyperlipidaemia

Chronic kidney disease stage 1-3

Type 2 diabetes ,Prediabetes

Obesity High cardiovascular disease risk ,High blood pressure

Jenny Robb


(021) 893 777

On request


 CKD 1-5 

Emma Ternouth


(027) 769 4525

Available from February 2021


Lisa Hassan


(020) 411 24449

5-10/ week