Dietitian Andrea Ryder

Andrea Ryder

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Andrea Ryder graduated with Honours in Dietetics in 2004 and later did her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education, before joining the Black Swan Health team in January 2016. Previously, she has worked in community dietetics and enjoys having the time to get to know her clients and work with them on their own health goals.

Andrea loves to lead group education programs as she sees the considerable benefits for clients participating and learning in a group environment for their physical and mental health. Andrea is experienced in a wide range of conditions, but for the past 10 years has maintained a focus on clients with diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Andrea’s health tip: Vegetables, vegetables, vegetables! Increasing vegetable intake can benefit your weight, bowel health, cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels, nutritional status, gut bacteria and cancer risk.


Dayna Jaeschke

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Dayna uses an individually tailored approach to address each of her clients’ unique needs. Using her expertise in diabetes and nutrition, she enthusiastically and persistently supports her clients along their journey to managing their health and wellness with confidence.

As a Credentialed Diabetes Educator Dayna has a keen interest in helping people with type 1, type 2 and pre-diabetes to manage their condition. Dayna also has considerable experience with helping people to manage their weight, develop healthy relationships with food through mindful eating practices, manage high cholesterol or high blood pressure to improve heart health, and manage food intolerances/allergies and IBS.

Dayna’s health tip: Plan ahead! Spend a little time planning, purchasing and preparing ingredients for healthy meals that you will eat over a few days. Not only will this help you to make a healthy choice when you are hungry, but it will also save you time and money, too!

Helen Baugh Dietitian

Helen Baugh

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialed Diabetes Educator

Shortly after graduating as a Dietitian, Helen formed a strong specialisation in diabetes and became a Diabetes Educator in the footsteps of her experienced and passionate colleagues. Many years later, Helen continues to enjoy the varied challenges of working with people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Helen helps her clients to manage their condition, understand the role of lifestyle changes in their ongoing management, and improves their confidence to make it happen!

She thoroughly enjoys working alongside clinicians that are equally as passionate about helping people to self-manage their conditions successfully.

Helen finds satisfaction in helping her clients feel capable and confident in self-managing their conditions, and sharing this journey with them.

Helen’s health tip: There is no quick fix or ‘one size fits all’ diet. The key to healthy eating is to be consistent.


Jenna Matters

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian

Jenna’s long-term passion for health and fitness motivated her to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian at Flinders University, before qualifying as an Accredited Sports Dietitian at the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport.

As a Sports Dietitian, Jenna works with both teams and individuals to optimise athletic performance and recovery, by educating individuals on a range of dietary considerations and providing individualised advice for improvement.

Early in her career, Jenna noticed a trend of anemia in young women, which she links to the increasing popularity of vegetarian/ vegan diets and highly active lifestyles. Jenna works closely with these clients to find healthy and sustainable ways to maintain their lifestyle choices through their diet, and is always looking for new ways to accommodate emerging lifestyle trends.

Jenna also has strong experience in diabetes management and effective use of the FODMAPS diet to identify individual triggers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Helen’s health tip: There is no quick fix or ‘one size fits all’ diet. The key to healthy eating is to be consistent.