M3 Registered Dietitian

We want to help remove the confusion around nutrition.

Whether you simply want to improve your general health, your relationship with food or you have a complex medical background and don’t know where to start; M3’s Registered Dietitian Chontelle will work with you and your lifestyle to improve your wellbeing and teach you about nutrition.

With the right knowledge you can continue to make sustainable change, and pass on healthy habits to whānau and tamariki.

There are many reasons to speak with a dietitian such as to:

  • lose or gain weight
  • improve athletic performance
  • manage digestive issues
  • manage medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, coeliac disease
  • manage food allergies or intolerances
  • seek advice on eating disorders.

Keeping it evidence-based & real in a world full of crazy advice.

Our Registered Dietitian

  • Chontelle Watts

    NZ Registered Dietitian, Dietitian Prescriber, Master of Dietetics, BSc Human Nutrition + Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions

Dietitians can assess what your body needs for energy and optimum health. They can then work with you to provide evidence-based, practical ways to help you develop a balanced food plan to meet your body’s requirements. They work with both healthy and sick people to prevent or treat a wide range of conditions ranging from heart disease and diabetes through to coeliac disease and food allergies.

Yes. Dietitians must have completed an undergraduate degree in human nutrition, as well as a post-graduate qualification in dietetics. They must also be registered with the national professional body (New Zealand Dietitians Board).  In contrast, the word ‘nutritionist’ is not protected. This means there is no specific qualification or legal registration process required for someone to call themselves a nutritionist. However, to become a registered nutritionist in New Zealand someone must have an undergraduate degree. So, while one nutritionist could be highly qualified, another nutritionist may have no formal training. Always check a nutritionist’s qualifications.

Dietitians are registered health practitioners who evaluate scientific evidence about food and nutrition and translate it into practical strategies. Dietitians work in partnership with individuals, whānau, communities and populations, in states of health and disease, to support optimal health and well-being.

We can help with: Pre diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, gut health, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), low FODMAP diet, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, (crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), food intolerance/allergy, disordered eating, arthritis, gout, cancer management and autoimmune conditions.

Check your policy! You might be covered to see a dietitian.

No. Registered Dietitians cannot prescribe medication you will need to speak to a general practitioner if this is what you’re looking for.

Yes. They are the most qualified professional to do so due to their medical training. Most people have a cupboard full of supplements and vitamins that are expiring, you will never get a Dietitian overprescribing, they prescribe when there is a clear benefit to the client not a financial benefit of making the sale. Their registration ensures this.

Your Dietitian will first spend time understanding your specific situation, work with you to help clarify your goals and steps that you can take to meet these goals. Dietitians are skilled in assessing your needs based on your history, age, medical conditions, current lifestyle, and your skills and interest etc. She will take these into consideration when designing an individual plan that is tailored to your needs.

Your Dietitian will provide recommendations based on his/her expertise coming from continuous education & research, as well as knowledge developed from professional and personal experiences. She will guide and support you through the process of change to achieve your goals (change is hard work!), help you problem solve, keep you accountable and answer any questions along the way.

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