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Balance Diet Centre was founded by Clare Evangelista (APD) in Mackay, Qld, in 2001. In 2008, she moved the practice to her hometown of Darwin.

Our sole Dietitian, Naina Varma, now covers Dietetic services for the Greater Darwin area.

Balance Diet Centre shares premises with Balance Podiatry. This gives its patients the unique opportunity to access team-based care from dietitians, podiatrists and diabetes educators all in one location.

Our clinic philosophy is “Healthy eating for your lifestyle”. We translate complex nutrition science into easy-to-understand language and can tailor-make meal plans to suit your needs. We do not give people generic, one-size-fits-all plans.

Our Dietitian

Find out more about their roles, qualifications and what motivates them to bring you the very best in diet care.

Naina Varma


Accredited Practising Dietitian


Naina studied at La Trobe University in Victoria, completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice. Born and raised in Melbourne, she is passionate about educating and motivating people to make healthy lifestyle choices, whether that be from diet and physical activity. She has facilitated group sessions for a range of demographics such as children in primary schools around healthy eating, adults with pre-diabetes and older adults around improving quality of life. Naina has a passion for nutrition and enjoys developing therapeutic relationships with her clients to reach their health goals.

In her spare time Naina enjoys exercising through running, weight-training and yoga, recipe tasting and developing and travelling.

Naina works in the Casuarina clinic.

At Balance Diet Centre you can expect:

A Friendly Face

Comprehensive Nutritional Assessment

Personalised Nutrition advice