We go the extra mile
“Nutrition is more than just medicine. It’s a form of love, reflects culture, and is an integral part of all our social interactions. Nutrition through a feeding tube is no different.” Lina Breik, Advanced Dietitian, Founder
Hi there! We are Tube Dietitian, and we’re all about making life easier for people who need feeding tubes. We know that hospital visits can be tough, and we’re here to change that. Our team of expert dietitians will come straight to your doorstep, computer, phone and email to provide you with high-quality care and support, so you can get the nutrition you need to live your best life.
We don’t just stop there. We also believe in empowering carers to take an active role in their loved ones’ care by providing quality enteral nutrition training. And because we know that knowledge is power, we make sure to keep our clients up-to-date with the latest research and practical tips through our e-newsletter, PUMP.
Our mission is to make home enteral nutrition care accessible to everyone who needs it. We believe that everyone deserves to receive expert care and support in the comfort of their own home. So come join us on our mission to revolutionise home enteral nutrition care!
Founded in 2020, Tube Dietitian is committed to empowering people with feeding tubes to not just survive but to thrive in their community.
Who we are
Founder & Lead Dietitian
Lina Breik is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with a decade of Australian hospital experience in tube feeding gained from Goulburn Valley Health, Northern Health, Monash Health, and Eastern Health. Lina has a particular passion in helping those with a disability and a feeding tube nourish their bodies to optimise their wellbeing and independence. She is currently doing a PhD at Monash University studying the experiences, quality of life, and challenges faced by Australian adults living with a feeding tube.
Erin Russell is a clinical and research Accredited Practising Dietitian working in the area of gastroenterology nutrition. She has worked closely with both inpatients and outpatients with feeding tubes across several tertiary-teaching health services such as Eastern Health, Alfred Health, and Monash Health. Erin has specialist knowledge in the nutritional management of gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and is currently undertaking research in this area at St Vincent’s Health.
Karthika Kardaris is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has been working in the clinical setting for six years. Her particular passion is helping those who have had surgery somewhere along their digestive tract and ended up with a feeding tube. She has worked across several tertiary-teaching health services in Victoria including St Vincent’s Health and Monash Health.
Kate Young is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has been working in the private sector for the last 5 years across Mulgrave Private Hospital, St John of God, and Brunswick Private Hospital. She has a specific passion in oncology and helping people requiring tube feeds after surgery.
Julia Kuypers is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over eight years’ experience working in Australian hospitals including St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Monash Health, The Royal Women’s Hospital and Northern Health. Julia’s specific passion is oncology and empowering people with feeding tubes to make informed choices about their care. Julia is also doing a PhD at La Trobe University to better understand how to improve symptoms that impact nutrition and quality of life in people with pancreatic cancer.