Meet the team
Opening in 2012, JK Healthcare is owned by locals Jodie and Graham Kennett. It is an exciting newly renovated location, dedicated to providing advice regarding Diabetes and Dietetics. We are a friendly and motivating team of health professionals, who will endeavour to meet your needs in a relaxed and supportive learning environment.
After years spent working at the Mid Western Area Health Service (NSW), New England Area Health Service (NSW) and finally at the Mid North Coast Area Health Service (NSW), Jodie Kennett decided to expand her services into Private Practice. Originally starting as a sole Dietitian in 2002, increasing requests for quality nutrition services in the Port Macquarie area lead to Jodie forming JK Healthcare. Jodie graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition& Dietetics), and in 2008 completed a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and is also a Certified Insulin Pump Trainer. Being dual qualified means that Jodie is able to provide advice on how to manage Diabetes, as well as all areas of nutrition in the one consultation. Other interests also include areas such as Weight Loss Surgery, Heart Disease, Liver Disease and all aspects of nutrition. Jodie enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children as well as participating in Martial Arts.
Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) in 2014 and joined the JK Healthcare in 2016. Also a local to the area, Lucy’s interests include Weight Management, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diabetes, Liver Disease and Nutrition in the Elderly and Weight Loss Surgery. Lucy is focused on providing a personalized approach that is guided by your individual dietary goals. In her spare time Lucy enjoys cooking, taking her dogs to the beach and time with friends and family.
You will be greeted at JK Healthcare by our friendly reception staff Graham, Louise and Maria. They will be more than happy to help you in regards to your appointment, and find a time that suits your needs.