Adelaide, South Australia
Credentials / Qualifications:
- At Danny’s Place, all of our team bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their respective fields. They are all registered with their appropriate governing body and all have police checks for working with children
Sports: The team do many different things from hiking/dancing/watching the AFL/gym
Favourite PBCo. Product: Protien Protein Pancakes
- Establishing Danny’s Place as the first private childhood/adolescent weight management service focusing on lower carbohydrates/healthy eating
Danny’s Place is home to a friendly, engaging and passionate team of specialists who provide young people the opportunity to become healthier, happier and more confident, while meeting their medical, nutritional, physical and psychological needs. Established in 2014 to fill the unmet need of addressing childhood and adolescent weight management, 4 clinicians set up the service bringing together a unique blend of skills from various backgrounds. Here is just a little bit of information about the directors but if you want more information about our team, check out our Facebook page or website.
Nick Wray – Nick has worked in both the hospital system and now private practice for over 20 years as a clinical Dietitian. He has worked extensively in the area of adult obesity management and surgery, so he has transferred these skills now to the adolescent population. Nick loves his AFL football and cricket! but different teams to Sanjeev!
Pennie Taylor – Pennie Taylor is a private practicing dietitan as well as a scientist at CSIRO in Adelaide and has recently completed her PhD. Pennie has co authored numerous books through CSIRO and is passionate about the science behind health eating. In her downtime she likes the basketball and being with her family.
Jane Collins – As a Registered Nurse and Certified Bariatric Nurse, Jane Collins has had extensive experience across the continuum of care for the Bariatric surgical patient since 1999. Jane enjoys working with the energy
of young children and their families to help them make positive changes. In her downtime, she loves her family, dog, playing tennis and hiking. She loves her AFL .
Dr Sanjeev Khurana – Dr Sanjeev Khurana is a Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist based at both – Women’s & Children’s Hospital as well as Flinders Medical Centre since 2006. When Sanjeev is not busy with work he enjoys his team sports like AFL, Cricket and enjoys playing Squash.
We recently caught up with the team to ask them a few questions…
Why (and for who) do you advocate a low carb approach?
As we work with children and adolescents who have significant weight problems we advocate a LOWER carb approach to help manage their insulin levels to support steady body fat loss.
What is one of your career highlights?
Receiving a Variety the Children’s Charity 3 year grant to help assist families to afford the service.
What’s one thing (or more!) you’re doing this year that you’d like to share with us?
We plan to set up a non for profit foundation to continue to assist financially disadvantaged families to access the service we provide.