About Us

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

Welcome to Tube Dietitian! I’m Lina, the founder, and here, we’re dedicated to simplifying life for individuals relying on home feeding tubes. Our team of expert dietitians is committed to delivering personalized tube feeding nutrition care right to your doorstep, whether it’s through in-person visits, virtual consultations, or communication via phone and email. Our goal is to provide you with the support you need to embrace life fully.

But we don’t stop there. We also believe in empowering caregivers to actively participate in their loved ones’ care by offering comprehensive enteral nutrition training. And because we understand the power of knowledge, we ensure our clients stay informed with a rainbow of resources we created about home tube feeding on this website including a blog page, a monthly e-newsletter, and a published book, Your Tube: a guide to nutrition through a feeding tube, that has been awarded #1 Best Seller on Amazon Australia for 7 weeks straight!

Founded in 2020, our mission is clear: to ensure that home tube feeding nutrition care is accessible to all who require it. We firmly believe that expert care and support should be available in the comfort of one’s own home. That’s the driving force behind our existence.

Humbled and honored

We have been trusted to care for people with feeding tubes from several major healthcare organisations.

Who we are

Lina Breik

Lina Breik

Founder & Lead Dietitian

Lina Breik is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with more than a decade of Australian hospital experience in tube feeding. 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 on living with a home feeding tube.

Erin Russell

Erin Russell

Dietitian

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

Karthika Kardaris

Dietitian

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

Kate Young

Dietitian

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

Julia Kuypers

Dietitian

Julia Kuypers is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has been working in number of Australian hospitals since 2012, in both research and clinical roles. Julia’s has undertaken research in oncology nutrition; and has a passion for empowering people with feeding tubes to make informed choices about their care.