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Chantal Blackman


Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), BNutrSc and MDiet, Member of Dietitians Australia (DA)

Chantal is a compassionate and empathetic Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a passion for providing a non-judgemental space for clients to explore their relationship with food, eating and body image.

Chantal practices from a weight-inclusive, non-diet and Health at Every Size perspective and is committed to providing trauma-informed dietetic care centred around clients’ lived experience. She believes in a holistic and collaborative approach to nutrition.

Chantal acknowledges how society and its social influences often normalise disordered eating and promote marginalisation of certain identities and populations. With this in mind, she works to empower clients to dismantle systems of oppression and diet culture and reconnect with their authentic self. She brings this awareness and an open-mind to all sessions and is committed to providing high quality, client-centred care, advocating for clients every step of the way.

Chantal’s passion lies in supporting people with eating disorders, disordered eating and other mental health conditions, however she can also assist clients in managing chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease, PCOS, IBS and other nutrition concerns.

Chantal has a special interest in working with neurodivergent individuals experiencing eating disorders, a cohort which is overrepresented in presentations yet underrepresented in research and treatment. She enjoys supporting neurodivergent clients to discern between eating behaviours categorised as ‘negative/problematic’ and those that are merely an expression of their unique neurodivergent traits.

Chantal values the diverse lived experience of her clients and strives to ensure they feel seen and heard. She understands every person has their own individual food and body stories and prioritises creating the trust and safety to explore these further.

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Neurodivergence (including autism and ADHD)

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Other Specific Feeding and Eating Disorders

  • Body Dissatisfaction & Body Dysmorphia

  • Disordered Eating & Chronic Dieting

  • Working with clients in higher weight bodies

  • History of trauma

  • Health at Every Size + Non-Diet approach

  • Gut health & Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Vegetarian & vegan eating