Nutrition - Useful Links

These websites may be of assistance to you and your clients. As with all advice accessed on the internet, information obtained from these sources should be analysed carefully. Patients accessing websites should also be made aware that risks and recommendations alter between surgical procedures.


Trudy Williams, the founder of FoodTalk, is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with more than 20 years experience in weight and health management, and nutrition research and teaching. On this website you will find a number of food and nutrition resources including Trudy's popular Lab-Band books, the "Food and Nutrition Guide to Gastric Banding" and "The Pocket Gastric Band Guide".

Great Ideas In Nutrition

The website of Amanda Clark, an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, with significant experience in gastric banding. On the Great Ideas in Nutrition website you will find a selection of resources under ‘booklist’ especially useful for gastric banders. Amongst them is Amanda’s own innovation – The Weight Plate for the Gastric Band” which helps focus on ideal portion size, nutritional composition and eating behaviour to get the best outcome with a gastric band. List OSSANZ as your referral source when purchasing products to receive a discount on future orders.

Weight Loss Surgery

An Australian website by Johnson & Johnson Medical P/L. J&J are manufacturers of the Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band (SAGB).

Gastric Banding Procedure

An Australian website by Allergan Inc; Australia Pty Ltd. Allergan are the manufacturers of the Lap-Band® System.

Patient Management After Lap-Band® Placement

A helpful information sheet produced by the Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education which discusses Lap-Band adjustment principles and other management advice.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The website of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

BariMD Elevate Bariatric Care

An American website. BariMD aims to provide bariatric specialists with the latest information and advice. Health professionals must join to access patient and program management information. Dietitians new to bariatric surgery may find this site especially useful.

Weight Loss Surgery Coach

An American website that offers information and support for people considering or who have undergone bariatric surgery.

National Association for Weight Loss Surgery

An American website that discusses some common behavioural problems following bariatric surgery.

Obesity Online

A website that lists links to journals and information on numerous obesity-related areas including surgery, psychology and psychiatry.

Active Balance

An Australian website run by qualified personal trainer, Andy Spalding. Andy runs "Band Camp", an educational weekend away designed exclusively for patients of Gastric Banding. The camp is situated in Shoreham on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Activities include exercise sessions with Andy and group discussion with a qualified dietitian.

Cornell Food & Brand Lab

An American website by Cornell University that discusses Why, What, When, and How much we eat.


This site is the home of ozband, a support group for weight loss surgery including the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band).