Dianne Wintle is a private dietitian based in Wagga Wagga in the Riverina, NSW. With a private office in the Neslo Arcade on Baylis Street, Dianne also consults at various GP medical practices in the local area, including Trail Street Medical Centre, Trinity Medical Centre, Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation and Wagga Wagga Medical Centre.
MHSc(Hons), APD, BHSc(nutr&diet)
Dianne Wintle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Master of Health Science (Hons) awarded for her research centred around procrastination, stress and obesity in nurses.
Dianne has worked as a dietitian in private practice, in community health, in clinical dietetics and in Aboriginal health. She also lectured in Nutrition and Dietetics at Charles Sturt University from 2008 to 2016.
Coming to dietetics later in life, after a varied career, allowed for a different perspective. While still studying it was obvious to her templates are of little use to the individual trying to lose weight.
Fat people are not stupid! The issues were clear to Dianne that education would do little to help the situation. Lack of knowledge was not the main issue. Her studies fell short, but her research made matters clearer.
Having seen many people in private practice who were procrastinating over weight loss, Dianne had the anecdotal evidence, she searched widely across disciplines for commentary and research, and had wide response to her own research. She adds to this the ‘lived experience’ of being overweight much of her adult life.
This led to Procrastinating, Stressing, Eating.
On a personal level Dianne is married to Adrian, and has two children, Edwina and Reginald. She currently lives in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Passions include family, food, reading, writing, quilting, embroidery and swimming (the last three no competence, only joy).