About us

Giving you, and those you care for, free access to credible nutrition information so you can improve your health and feel better.
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Nutrition Connection is built by dietitians.
We provide access to:
  • Healthy recipes
  • Nutrition resources
  • Answers to your common health questions
  • Up-to-date nutrition information to bust nutrition myths
  • A search engine so you can look for local dietitians with particular expertise
  • Services to support you
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Our mission is to:
  • Empower you, and those you care for, to take a proactive approach in improving health
  • Connect you with a dietitian who can help you feel better
  • Help dietitians and other healthcare professionals continue the conversation with patients and stay on track between sessions
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Meet the team
Nutrition Connection Dr Maree Ferguson (1)
Dr Maree Ferguson
Director
Maree is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is an internationally renowned nutrition and dietetics expert. She was previously the Director Nutrition and Dietetics, Princess Alexandra Hospital.  Prior to this, Maree worked at an international medical nutrition company in the United States.  She has held leadership positions both within the Dietitians Association of Australia and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association).  Maree developed the Malnutrition Screening Tool to identify patients at risk of malnutrition.  Her innovative malnutrition screening tool has been implemented in many hospitals worldwide.
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Dr Jane Winter
Account Director
Jane brings several decades of experience in clinical, community, industry and academic dietetics. In addition to her dietetic qualifications, Jane holds a Masters of Professional Education & Training from Deakin University and in 2017 completed her PhD in the area of nutritional risk in community based older adults.
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Melissa Meier
Nutrition Communications Director
Melissa is an incredibly talented writer, a regular contributor to body+soul and a self-proclaimed ice cream enthusiast! She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from The University of Sydney.
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Tegan Stuckey
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Tegan has a background in coordinating marketing activities and has a passion for food, wellbeing and social media. She holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Queensland University of Technology where she completed her honours in the clinical outcomes of malnourished older adults.
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Sarah Bramah
Consultant
Sarah has a diverse professional background, including account service, medical education, regulatory compliance, food marketing and product development, bringing skills from these areas to Dietitian Connection. A love of all things food, cooking and nutrition goes without saying! She holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University, along with qualifications in community pharmacy and business administration.
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Emily Fitt
Corporate Partnerships Manager
With foundations in clinical and public health dietetics, Emily carries a unique skill set that is strengthened by experience in sales, relationship management and stakeholder engagement. Emily has extensive experience in translating the latest nutrition research and insights, into viable commercial outcomes and is particularly passionate about developing innovative nutrition solutions for the food industry.
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Angelo De Blasio
Consultant and Consumer Behaviour and Innovation specialist
Prior to joining the team Angelo worked cross functionally across the United States and Australia to launch some of Australia’s favourite Natural Foods brands including MILKLAB, Freedom Foods Cereals, Messy Monkeys, Barley+ and Australia’s Own Organic. Angelo brings a consumer perspective to our strategic initiatives which has helped launch our new web series Dietitian to Dietitian and consumer facing resource hub; Nutrition Connection.
Emma Fabian
Emma Fabian
Creative Director
Emma has a Bachelor in Communication and Design and is our in-house Creative Director who has been working behind the scenes with the DC team from its early beginnings. Collaborating with numerous retail brands over the years, Emma brings an expansive background in print and digital graphic design, brand development, brand management and communications to the team. She has a deep interest in helping others and bringing ideas to life, and is always looking for the next creative challenge. The transition into the food and nutrition space, ties in well with her love of cooking, entertaining and most importantly – tasting!
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Andrea Mortensen
Account Director
Andrea is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, with a background in nutrition marketing and communications over many years. Andrea started off her dietetic career in food industry and then founded her own agency where she developed a strong passion for helping clients navigate the complex world of nutrition communications to build reputation, innovate and make healthier easier. Andrea thrives on sharing her nutrition marketing expertise to help companies connect with nutrition leaders and consumers to build reputation, innovate and make healthier easier through evidence-based strategies.
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Alicia Mizzi
Marketing and Communications Lead
Alicia has strong foundations within the medical nutrition industry, playing a critical role in providing technical and scientific knowledge to support the credible positioning of brands, products, and services. Alicia brings a critical thinking approach when translating complex nutritional science into relevant and accessible content for both healthcare professionals and/or consumers. She recognises the need(s) of the target audience as an important driver in delivering strategic communications in a trusted and credible way. Alicia holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Human Biology) and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from The University of Sydney.
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Nutrition Connection Dr Joanna Mcmillan (1)
Dr Joanna McMIllan
PhD qualified Nutrition Scientist, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with La Trobe University and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
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