Dietitian Lurgan

Dietitian Lurgan


Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems.

They use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Book an appointment with our Registered Dietitian at our Lurgan Clinic.
Dietitian Lurgan. Dietician

Emma Morris – Registered Dietitian
Emma Morris Registered Dietitian

Emma is a specialist gastroenterology dietitian with 6 years’ experience working within the NHS in Northern Ireland. She graduated from Ulster University in 2016 with a first-class honours and prizes for best over-all dietetics student and post placement examinations.

She has completed courses in the areas of Irritable Bowel Disease, Low Fodmap Diet, Coeliac Disease, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer amongst others. She has a special interest in Coeliac disease and has assisted many with their gluten free diets.  

Emma also has an interest in weight management and has worked with many clients in achieving a healthy weight. She recommends healthy, sustainable weight loss which can be achieved with the aid of a personalised dietary plan. This includes weight loss for conditions such as type two diabetes or high cholesterol. Emma can also help clients with healthy weight gain, for example post-surgery or illness, and avoid malnutrition.

Emma, in line with the HCPC and British Dietetic Association, provides factual and evidence based dietary advice and personalised nutritional plans. Her experience of working with both inpatients and outpatients will ensure you receive the best dietary input and aid you in achieving your dietary goals.

Our Registered Dietitian Lurgan can provide advice for;

  • Coeliac Disease and gluten free diet
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • High cholesterol and hypertension
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Irritable bowel Disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating / flatulence
  • PCOS
    Dietitian Lurgan

Registered Dietitian Dietitian Lurgan

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will each dietitian lurgan session last?

45 minutes for a new patient

30 minutes for a review/follow up session 

What will happen during the assessment?

Discussion of dietary goals, past medical history and current medications

Current weight and weight goals

Changes to diet that have been tried before

Discussion of current dietary intake

Symptom assessment and discussion if appropriate – bowel habit, nausea, bloating etc

Calorie requirements and calorie goal for weight loss if appropriate

Full and thorough dietary advice depending on condition and individualised to patient / client

Personalised dietary plan with supportive literature

Follow up appointment is recommended 4-6 weeks later

Do you do allergy testing? dietitian lurgan

No we recommend you consult with your GP re. specific allergy testing and avoid allergy testing that is not scientifically based

However, Emma will look at potential dietary triggers or intolerances and recommend an exclusion diet based on personal diet history

Online allergy testing is often unreliable and expensive and not recommended by professionals

A hydrogen breath test can be requested from gastroenterologist (only if patient is under one) for certain intolerances e.g. lactose which will be recommended by Emma if felt appropriate. Dietitian lurgan

BDA fact sheet re. allergy testing will be provided for info

Can Emma prescribe nutritional supplements?

No but she can recommend which ones would be most suitable depending on condition / symptoms. These can be purchased or if appropriate Emma will write to your GP and request prescription of these however it is at the discretion of GP whether they prescribe them. Dietitian lurgan

Do you do blood testing?

No but Emma might request blood tests from your GP and Emma will follow these up e.g. B12 / folate / vitamin D.

If certain blood test show vitamin and mineral deficiency dietary advice will be provided for same.

Will you contact my GP?

Yes if needed a letter will be sent to your GP with a summary of the dietary advice given including requests for medications, supplements or blood tests. It is at the discretion of the GP whether they complete these requests however

What weight loss can be expected?

Emma and the British Dietetic Association recommend a sustainable, healthy, target weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week. It is hoped this will achieve long term weight loss which can be maintained.

A personalised plan will be provided to achieve this weight loss and regular follow up is recommended.  

Can you see patients with inflammatory bowel disease?

Yes we can see patients with Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis however you should be under a specialist team.

Can you see women with menstrual cycles issues – e.g. PCOS, irregular periods.

Yes we can, a good diet can certainly help with menstrual cycle regularity.  Dietitian Lurgan

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