Abbey is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) with a special interest in IBS and food intolerances. Abbey has completed additional training with Monash University in the use of a low FODMAP diet for managing IBS and can help clients navigate this dietary approach with ease.
Abbey is also passionate about helping educate and empower all clients with the knowledge and skills to implement simple, practical and sustainable dietary changes to improve their gut health and overall wellbeing in the long term.
The Gut Health Dietitian is one of Australia’s largest telehealth nutrition providers. Our dietitians value a patient-focused, evidence-based approach to nutrition care, and strive to provide the highest quality service possible to help our clients achieve a better quality of life.
Since opening our doors 9-years ago, we have conducted over 30,000 telehealth consultations. Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians have expertise in gut health and food intolerance as well as general healthy eating, medical nutrition therapy, weight management, women’s health, men’s health, and sports nutrition.
Our dietitians are available for telehealth consultations via phone or video.
Bookings can be made at: https://www.tghd.com.au/bookings
Despite having the word “diet” in my job title, I take a non-diet approach to my practice. This includes understanding that people come in all different shapes and sizes, and that there is nothing wrong with that. It also includes working with people to build skills in mindful or intuitive eating, and, ultimately, focussing on a person’s overall health and wellbeing rather than encouraging a restrictive, diet-focussed mentality.
Whether your goals are around lowering your cholesterol or blood pressure, dealing with your new diagnosis of coeliac disease, managing your food intolerances or being at peace with your body and food choices, I’m here to help. All without judgement, all without hype.
If you’re looking to improve your health and would like assistance in how food and nutrition fit into that, or perhaps are looking to improve your relationship with food, I’m here to guide you. Together, we can work towards small, sustainable changes that over time become healthy habits.
Jane is an Accredited Practising Dietitian that primarily works with adult NDIS participants. She can support participants with cognitive, physical, sensory, neurological, and intellectual limitations to meet their nutritional needs, enhance their food knowledge and skills, increase independence and work towards their NDIS goals. Jane has a special interest in psychosocial disabilities and is passionate about bringing enjoyment back to mealtimes and making the whole process from food shopping to eating easier for the participant and their supports. Optimum Intake is a registered NDIS provider, and Jane offers appointments in clinic, via telehealth and home visits within the Central Coast region.
Jane also sees general clinic clients offering support for a number of conditions, including diabetes, weight management, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, healthy eating and more! Jane offers these appointments in clinic and via telehealth, and accepts Private Health and Chronic Disease Management Plans.
Suraya Nikwan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over eight years’ experience as a dietitian in Australia. Suraya graduated with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University in 2014 after an undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Bond University (2012).
Suraya is the Director and Principal Dietitian at Simple and Easy Nutrition in Greenslopes, Brisbane. She has a strong interest in weight management, bariatric surgery, renal and gastrointestinal health.
As an experienced private practice dietitian, Suraya works with her patients specifically before and after weight loss surgery. Suraya is the host of Reverse the Post-Op Regain to support patients that struggle with weight regain after bariatric surgery. Suraya has a keen interest in preventing vitamin and mineral deficiencies; long term complications and preventing or reversing weight regain after bariatric surgery. Through her work with The Bariatric Collective, Suraya helps, guide, educate and support people who have regained weight after bariatric surgery to live a nourished life, through 1-1 consultations; group programs; support groups and online courses.
Annaleise Collier (APD) is a Sydney-based Dietitian and Nutritionist. She holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honors from the University of Wollongong, Australia. After completing her Dietetics degree, Annaleise has worked as a clinical Dietitian at Prince of Wales Hospital for the past six years.
Through a personalised approach, Annaleise shares science-based and thoughtful nutrition advice to help empower her clients to make lasting lifestyle changes to improve their diet and quality of life.
Annaleise has a strong interest in digestive and mental health. She also works with people from all different life stages to meet their individualised needs.
Ashleigh is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with over 10 years’ experience in the health and nutrition industry. She is passionate about sharing her nutrition and wellbeing knowledge to help others become the healthiest version of themselves. For the past 3 years, Ashleigh has been working as a community, home-visiting dietitian. She has supported clients on the NDIS, aged care clients with a HCP/STRC package and private clients. She is a warm, friendly, dedicated and a non-judgemental dietitian who enjoys seeing her clients improve their functional capacity and work towards their health and non-health-related goals. While Ashleigh enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds, she has a particular interest in enteral feeding (tube feeding), general healthy eating behaviours, gastrointestinal health and malnutrition.
David is a university-qualified dietitian and nutritionist. With previous research experience in the primary healthcare setting, his passion is providing tailored, evidence-based nutrition care in managing chronic conditions in adults. Ultimately, David is interested in empowering clients to ultimately reach their goals within the community to reduce the risk of hospital admission. David’s special interests are working with individuals with disabilities, culturally diverse communities (particularly the African-Australian community), sports and performance nutrition, weight concern, gastrointestinal health. David’s area of interest is in chronic disease management.
Fofe is a neurodivergent Accredited Practising Dietitian with lived experience and a keen interest in digestive diseases and disorders, disordered eating, food intolerance, chronic disease prevention, and psychosocial disability. She is able to support NDIS participants who are self or plan-managed to meet their NDIS goals and also supports general clients of all ages in her Bowral clinic, via Telehealth, and through home visits. Fofe accepts GP care plans, for which you receive a $58 rebate from Medicare after paying our full fee (initial $149, follow-ups $80).
Fofe graduated from Wollongong University with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics after completing a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), attaining a distinction for both degrees. She is currently the Southern Highlands and Wollondilly Shire community dietitian for BaptistCare (aged care) and Community Links (Reclaim program).
Brady graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007 with honours in Human Movement Studies – Exercise Science, and then completed his Masters qualifications in Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith by 2009.
Brady’s specific experience in the field of health extends over a wide array of modalities including:
*Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist and Director of Healthy Lifestyles Australia providing services to Australian Clinics
*Consultant Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist for Dalby, Roma, Chinchilla, Miles, Taroom, Wandoan, Tara, Cunnamulla, Thargomindah, Mt Isa, Cloncurry and Normanton
*Exercise Physiologist at QLD’s largest tertiary forensic mental health facility
*Exercise Physiologist within health studios and weight management clinics in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
*Experience within the sports nutrition departments of the Brisbane Broncos, QLD Firebirds and QLD Academy of Sport
*Experience within the talent scouting sector of the Australian Institute of Sport
*Research in the areas of food service, community health and professional responsibilities of specific health modalities
Caitlyn has a passion for food and all things nutrition and she enjoys sharing this passion with her clients to educate on the value of good health and the role nutrition plays. Caitlyn has been a part of the Healthy Lifestyles Australia team since graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015.
Her clinical experience ranges from infants and children, adolescents and adults, through to elderly clients working with a variety of complex issues that require nutrition intervention. Caitlyn uses a holistic view and practical approach to best assist and support her clients with their health journeys.
When she is not consulting with clients, Caitlyn enjoys bush walks with her border collies or horse-riding through the Granite Belt region.
Chantelle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with over 10 years experience. Chantelle believes that health and wellness can be improved by what we eat and promotes nourishing our bodies with wholesome food for optimal wellbeing.
Chantelle provides dietetic consultations for a range of health conditions, however has a strong interest in the areas of food intolerances and gut health. Having intolerances herself she knows the impact diet can have on symptom management and wellbeing.
I believe, for most of us, all we want is to eat well, be healthy and feel good. Simple. It doesn’t feel like much to ask. Why does it feel so complicated?
Whilst life is rarely simple, I believe that eating good food, supporting good health and feeling good about it, CAN BE SIMPLE. It’s just about figuring out what that looks like for you.
Food is (or should be) an enjoyable part of life. It should fuel your body and keep you healthy, but it should also be something pleasurable. Something that we can share with loved ones. Balance. That is exactly what I love to help people find; their balance.
Together we can look at your life as a whole and figure out how to find balance for you. It’s not what we do occasionally that determines our weight, or our health. It’s what we do on a consistent basis. And that is where the focus of healthy eating should be. Consistency.
We can work together to find balance and consistency within your busy life.
Catherine has clinical experience in a range of areas, in both private practice and hospital settings. With a passion for preventing and managing chronic health conditions, Catherine translates the evidence-based science of nutrition therapy into the simple strategies you can take on in your day-to-day life.
Outside of the clinic, you can find Catherine training for the next triathlon, searching for the best fresh-baked almond croissant, and spending time with family & friends.
Georgina completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at the University of Wollongong and is currently undertaking a PhD around the role of dietary fibre and the gut microbiome. Georgina also works at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) as a Research Dietitian involved in studies addressing the role of diet and gastrointestinal microbiome in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Along with her special interest in digestive health and gut conditions, Georgina supports clients to set and achieve their diet and lifestyle goals.
Nadia Mazari is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) with a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney. She is a full member of Dietitians Australia and the Dietitian Crohn’s Colitis Australia Network (DECCAN). Nadia is also a Monash University-trained Low FODMAP Dietitian. She is uniquely positioned as the resident dietitian within a multidisciplinary gastroenterology clinic offering novel approaches to treatment of longstanding gut issues.
Nadia has a special interest in gastrointestinal nutrition; particularly the gut microbiome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease. She works with adults navigating adverse food reactions (allergies, intolerances and Coeliac Disease), and strives to empower these clients with the understanding and tools to regain enjoyment and a healthy relationship with food. Nadia also enjoys working with clients managing weight alongside complex gastrointestinal issues. She strives to practice with a holistic approach to healthcare by working closely with her clients’ multidisciplinary treatment teams.
Bilingual global dietitian, helped thousands of patients/clients to reach their health and gut goals in over 20 countries.
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Emily Graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast where she studied a Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours). She has always been passionate about helping people and enjoys working as a Dietitian to enable people to reach their health goals.
Emily enjoys research and uses the latest evidence to help achieve positive outcomes. She believes there is not one approach and works together with you to enable you to feel empowered to make sustainable changes.
Her main areas of professional interest include: paediatric nutrition (fussy sating, poor growth, malnutrition, weight management), oncology, general healthy eating, malnutrition, chronic disease and obesity prevention and management
Emma is a person-centered Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about working alongside participants to find a pattern of eating that improves their nutritional status and health outcomes. Emma provides a personalised evidence-based approach to dietetic healthcare that considers the whole person including their physical health, mental health, and social well-being. She uses the latest evidence in nutrition science to support the prevention and management of chronic disease and health concerns.
Emma believes that every person with support, knowledge, and skills can learn to feed their body in a way that improves their health. Eating can be an experience filled with delicious food, that nourishes the body and mind and is free from unhelpful thoughts and emotions.
Emma prides herself on offering an inclusive space that welcomes people of all backgrounds, cultures, languages, genders, sexualities, bodies, and abilities to discuss their nutrition and food concerns. As humans, we are all different and so are our food and health journeys. She works with you to discover the best way of eating for you to improve your health.
Riverland Balanced Nutrition is a rural generalist practice, with specialised nutrition services in:
Anita is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Qualified Nutritionist and Pharmacologist. She specialises in digestive health and helps individuals understand the connection between their gut health, gut microbiome and how these impact on health and disease. Anita is passionate about sharing her knowledge to support digestive and symptom relief to help individuals live a happier, healthier life.
Dr Anika Rouf is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and a Media Spokesperson for Dietitians Australia. She has completed her PhD from the University of Sydney which investigated the use of social media to improve eating habits of young adults and incorporated the addition of behaviour change techniques. Her virtual practice ‘Appetite By Anika’ is focused on women’s health and she has recently completed training as a Certified Prenatal Dietitian.
Lead Dietitian at Feel Better Nutrition – Oncology Nutrition & Dietetics. Our mission is to help people feel better so they can live the life they want to lead. We have a special interest in breast cancer and focus on empowering our clients to trust their bodies to make the best decisions for their own health. We use a weight neutral, non judgemental, Non-Diet Approach to support our clients in building a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
Sian is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a special interest in disordered eating, eating disorders, paediatric nutrition, and undernutrition. She is passionate about helping people of all ages and backgrounds to heal their relationship with food and eating. She brings a balanced approach to food and nutrition that aims to nourish both physical and mental wellbeing, without any fads, restrictions, or rules.
In addition to her interest areas, Sian is able to support people with a range of presentations including chronic diseases, gut health, and general health and wellbeing.
Madison (AKA Maddy) (BNutDiet, BHSc(Nut)) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and nutritionist registered with Dietitians’ Australia. Maddy trained at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane on the Gastroenterology and Oncology wards and went onto work at The Queensland Centre for Digestive Medicine in Toowoomba. Maddy’s areas of experience include digestive health conditions including IBD, diverticular disease, IBS, food intolerances, Coeliac Disease. She also has experience in weight loss surgery, PCOS, Endometriosis, nutrition support, weight management, Chronic Disease & a special interest in Type 2 Diabetes management.
Maddy has completed additional training in:
-Bariatric Surgery Nutrition in Practice
-Psychology of eating, weight management, body image
-Monash University FODMAP course
-Low Carbohydrate for Diabetes Management
Maddy has a special interest in helping patients build a positive relationship with food. She is passionate about whole-person health which considers a range of non-diet factors that can impact our health such as stress, sleep and mental health. This allows her to support her patients in making realistic and sustainable changes to their diet through practical and individualised recommendations.
Ebony Crameri is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 12 years clinical experience as a dietitian. Ebony has a special interest in nutrition for fertility & PCOS & provides online consultations to women across Australia & Internationally. Ebony’s interest in fertility nutrition first developed after her own struggles with infertility & pregnancy losses & has turned her journey from infertility to motherhood into her passion & created her online business Project Nutrition to help women to support their reproductive & hormone health and optimise their diet for fertility. You can find more information about Ebony & her services on her website http://www.projectnutrition.com.au or her Instagram page @hormone.nutritionn
Stefanie is an accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, and founding director of The Dietologist, a 100% online nutrition practice dedicated to excellence in nutrition for women’s health, fertility and pregnancy.
Stefanie started her journey into reproductive health and fertility nutrition after beginning work as a dietitian in children’s nutrition, learning how to support optimal growth, development and health in children by creating healthy habits and a balanced relationship with food right from the start of their lives. In her work with children, Stefanie learned about the importance of early life nutrition, including during pre-conception, and discovered her passion for fertility and women’s health.
Today, Stefanie works with women to take control of their lifestyle and transform their diet to improve their fertility and health. She also provides support to women struggling with various hormonal concerns including endometriosis, PCOS, menstrual cycle irregularity, hypothalamic amenorrhoea (HA), thyroid issues, primary ovarian insufficiency and gut health concerns such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The Nutrition Network is an entity for wholesome living and whole food eating.
Incorporating holistic health with an evidence based nutrition approach to your healthcare.
Erin is an APD for over 16years experience working overseas and Australia based.
A passion for leading a healthy, whole life with with young family on the Mid North Coast.
I decided to study dietetics following my own struggles with food, Coeliac Disease and digestive health issues. I am driven by the ability to help people be at their healthiest, long-term. My focus is to empower you to understand your health and be resilient to the world of misinformation we live in. I look to support you, providing skills and knowledge to make realistic changes.
I encourage having a healthy relationship with food and don’t believe it should be a source of stress for you, only enjoyment (I know this can be difficult with digestive concerns!). I won’t tell you to cut out all the foods you enjoy but show you how they fit into your lifestyle.
We are all different and nutrition is personal, so I focus on your lifestyle, experiences and circumstances. There is more than one way to be healthy, and so I consider all that makes you, you. Looking forward to chatting with you!
Holly is an enthusiastic member of Optimum Intake’s Residential Aged Care team. She is focused on optimising the food, nutrition and the mealtime experience across aged care facilities, caring for both permanent residents and those temporarily placed for respite.
She is a strong advocate for meals being more than simply food on a plate, she knows food can be more meaningful than just the nutritional quality alone, it can promote social connectedness, lift a person’s mood by igniting memories of years gone past and much more.
Holly advises Aged Care Facilities on nutritional governance, policies and procedures in addition to educating staff and acting as a supportive voice for the consumer.
Holly takes a collaborative approach with all her nutritional assessments, planning and recommendations. Ensuring that all people involved in the resident’s care (staff, food services and family) have the ability to contribute information, express ideas and issues, to form a personalised nutritional treatment plan, ongoing implementation, support and monitoring through her review process.
Holly is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of Dietitians Australia. Holly graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and joined the Optimum Intake team in 2021.
She is extremely passionate about assisting clients from different backgrounds and health conditions. She is particularly interested in; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, women’s health and optimising nutrition in the elderly.
Holly looks forward to building a supportive relationship with Aged Care Facilities and the local community, to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for her clients.
Claire Ho is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with special interest in the area of gastrointestinal disorders including IBS, IBD, food intolerances and more. She is also experienced in nutrition support, chronic disease and weight management She currently splits her time seeing private clients in her nutrition practice, Four Seasons Dietetics and also as a Clinical Dietitian at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Claire has been trained in application of Low FODMAP diet through Monash University.
Claire’s philosophy is that optimal health requires a holistic but also a constantly evolving approach. Every person’s nutrition requirements are unique and can vary with genetics, life stage, goals and the environment. Claire uses evidence-based knowledge to inform her practice, further incorporating client-centered approach to deliver tailored and holistic care plans.
Josie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and member of Dietitians Australia (DA). She completed her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Canberra, and a Bachelor of Biotechnology at the University of Tasmania.
Josie’s experience includes placements and internships at a variety of settings around Australia. She has experience in the nutritional management of a range of health conditions, with an interest in irritable bowel syndrome and womens health issues. Josie is Monash FODMAP trained dietitian who has completed and passed the Monash University Online FODMAP Course.
Josie enjoys helping people gain a greater understanding of the role nutrition plays in their health and sense of well being, using evidence-based nutrition. She likes to promote a balanced approach, empowering people with options for their food choices which are delicious and enjoyable, as well as good for them.
Apart from food and health, her passions include hiking, skiing, and walking her dog Henry.
Josie also volunteers her time as the vice-chair (2023) and previously as sponsorship coordinator (2019-2021) for the Tasmanian branch of Dietitians Australia’s Engagement and Development Committee.
Marianne has over 8 years experience working in St George Hospital and private practice. Marianne obtained her Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) and Masters of Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) at the University of Wollongong and is an Accredited Sports Dietitian.
Marianne is based in Miranda and Hurstville working alongside an Endocrinologist & Diabetes Specialist, Dr Bobby Chan.
Marianne has particular expertise in Sports Nutrition, PCOS, insulin resistance, diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome and disease.
Marianne is often training at her local Crossfit gym in her spare time and loves to dine out with friends and family.
I am an accredited practising dietitian who graduated in 2001 with a Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics. After graduating, I spent the following five years working as a clinical dietitian in various metropolitan Melbourne hospitals and 12 months in the UK. This included experience in oncology, renal, gastroenterology, nutrition support and cardiac units.
On my return to Australia I commenced my PhD at Monash University, Box Hill Hospital, with scholarship support from the Menzies Foundation. My thesis, entitled “The Role of FODMAPs in Gastrointestinal Disorders”, examined dietary triggers for gastrointestinal conditions.
Additionally I am one of the cofounders of Tolerate Foods – an app designed to help people with food allergies and intolerances, dine out. I worked as lecturer and research dietitian at Monash University within the FODMAP Research Team and have been an invited speaker and collaborator for organisations such as Nestle Health Sciences and Yakult Australia. I have co-authored over 40 research papers and have been the recipient of multiple research awards including GESA Douglas Piper Young Investigator Award,
and AuSPEN David Russell Clinical Research Award.
I have been Co-Director for Diet Solutions since it began in 2006 and mentor a team of experienced dietitians with expertise in gut health, gastrointestinal conditions, chronic disease and weight concern. We are renowned for our level of experience, with our team regularly tackling the most complex nutritional concerns.
My name is Joanna Aaron
I am a Private Practice Dietitian at ‘I on Nutrition’
My main goal is to provide effective nutrition strategies for my clients to improve and/or manage their gut symptoms
I have had some great success with assisting my clients manage their gut symptoms.
Outside of work and when opportunity strikes, I love being involved in performing arts
I create better posts and write better blogs only when I am using my laptop…I know so weird !!
As the founder of Myrtle Oak Clinic, Jodie had a vision to provide a welcoming space for people struggling with food, body image, exercise, and weight issues, a place where people can access compassionate care and treatment via a collaborative approach of psychological and dietary services. The Myrtle Oak Team has filled that vision by creating an eating disorder focused service that is driven to inspire health, wellbeing and recovery in a meaningful way through enjoyment, satisfaction, self-care and nourishment.
As an Accredited Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, graduating from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor or Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics) Jodie provides nutritional counselling, interventions, and supervision to a wide range of individuals and professionals. With over 13 years experience working in the field of eating disorders Jodie has maintained her passion to work with the Intuitive Eating, Non-Diet Approach® and Health at Every Size® (HAES) approaches. Working in both the public health and private practice settings Jodie has experience working with clients seeking help for emotional eating, weight concerns, clinical eating disorders, sub-clinical eating disorders, fussy eating and child/family nutrition.
Jodie has received training in, and has experience in delivering, several Eating Disorder treatment models for both individuals and families. Her area of interest lies with supporting parents to achieve recovery for their adolescent, within the home environment, using Maudsley Family Therapy, in which she was trained by Australia’s leading clinicians at The Children’s Hospital Westmead. Jodie is committed to on-going professional development and provides supervision to other clinicians wanting to further their skills working with evidence-based treatments , particularly Maudsley Family based Therapy.
Through extensive training and experience Jodie and her team work to empower individuals to overcome the barriers they are experiencing and bring back the joy of eating and movement. We welcome you to connect with us and experience the difference of our unique and compassionate approach to recovery.
Jodie is currently the Director at Optimum Intake Dietitians and Myrtle Oak Clinic. Jodie also holds position as a Member of Dietitians Australia (DA)’s Eating Disorder Interest Group and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders. Supervising other Dietitians who are new to the Eating Disorder field is a passion area for Jodie, allowing for greater support and skill development for the profession.
As the Director of Optimum Intake Dietitians Jodie is determined to create a dietitian service that inspires health and wellbeing through enjoyment, satisfaction, and the simplicity of food. Her team help their clients to achieve a sustainable balance between mental, physical and nutritional health.
Although Jodie has experience in a wide range of nutrition related fields, her passion and current role is in leading and supporting our team of Dietitians and Client Care Coordinators. Together they deliver adaptive, creative and innovative, and individualised nutrition services, where each client is valued. The Optimum Intake team work one on one with clients of all ages to improve their relationship with food, creating positive eating attitudes and behaviours that truly nourish the body and mind.
Jodie has maintained her passion to work with the Intuitive Eating, Non-Diet Approach® and Health at Every Size® (HAES) approaches. Working in both the public health and private practice settings Jodie has experience working with clients seeking help for emotional eating, weight concerns, clinical eating disorders, sub-clinical eating disorders, fussy eating and child/family nutrition.
Jodie is the Director at Optimum Intake Dietitians and Myrtle Oak Clinic, she is an Accredited Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, recognised by Dietitian’s Australia. Jodie graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics) from the University of Newcastle.
We welcome you to connect with our team, to experience the difference of our unique and balanced approach to nutrition, health and wellbeing.
Juhi is an accredited practising dietitian specialising in gut health issues such as IBS, SIBO and chronic constipation. She is trained in the use of low FODMAP diet for IBS. You can connect with her on ‘soulfulldietitian’
Juhi Bhambhaney is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist. She has completed a Bachelor of Food Science from the University of Melbourne and Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney.
Juhi has a specialist interest in weight management, insulin resistance, PCOS and gut health. She is an experienced food intolerance dietitian and is passionate about helping clients find their food triggers and reduce their symptoms. Juhi has worked alongside gastroenterologists throughout Sydney and has experience managing conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and food chemical intolerance. . Her approach is holistic and she does not believe in short-term or restrictive diets. She is passionate about improving the quality of life of her clients. She does a thorough assessment based on which she develops an individualised management plan for each of her clients. She also helps her clients achieve their weight loss goals while maintaining a healthy relationship with food and optimum gut health.
Juhi has completed the following certifications;
Nestle Optifast Very Low-Calorie Diets
Monash University FODMAP Dietitian Training
Juhi is a published writer featuring in magazines such as the YMCA Healthy Living Magazine and the House of Wellness Magazine. She has also appeared for radio programs and been part of panels talking about wellness with other health professionals. In her free time, she likes to post relevant nutrition content on her Instagram account ‘soulfulldietitian’. Feel free to message her on Instagram.
Kaylee is determined to help as many women and their families in areas including reproductive health, pre-conception, pregnancy & post-partum nutrition. She has already helped so many individuals and families and is eager to continue her work in this field, providing evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle strategies to provide you with all the tools you need to support your health and fertility.
Kaylee understands that what you eat before conceiving plays a direct role in your child’s future risk of lifestyle-related heath conditions, including asthma, allergies, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Kaylee’s expertise has been recognised being published in leading nutrition research journal in 2020, which highlighted that the vast majority of pregnant women are not meeting critical nutrient needs through diet alone -notably, folic acid, iodine, iron, calcium and fibre.
Alongside her work at The Dietologist, Kaylee is also pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), investigating the impact that diet and lifestyle changes can have on preventing heart disease amongst women who experience high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. So safe to say, when you work with Kaylee you’re getting the latest scientifically backed strategies based on the research!
It’s clear that Kaylee is truly on a mission to teach women about the importance of their diet before, during, and after pregnancy – making her the perfect person to support you along your journey! Kaylee’s compassionate, caring and practical approach will ensure you feel supported from the day you decide to grow your family until your little bundle of joy arrives and beyond!
I work with men and women who are suffering from poor gut health, particularly IBS, and women with fertility struggles, particularly PCOS and endometriosis.
Dr Kerith Duncanson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who specialises in gastrointestinal conditions in her dietetics practice, Help Yourself Nutrition and Dietetics and in her role as a senior research fellow in digestive health research at the University of Newcastle. Kerith’s primary combines her research and clinical expertise with a genuine, personalised approach, working with each of her clients towards diet diversity, food enjoyment, relief from gastrointestinal symptoms and improved quality of life.
Dr. Kim Faulkner-Hogg is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with a PhD in Coeliac Disease and the gluten free diet.
Kim was a past consultant dietitian to Coeliac Australia for a number of years.
Kim has an on-line private practice in Sydney specializing in gluten free eating, coeliac disease, gut health and food intolerances.
She is passionate about discussing tiny amounts of gluten and takes opportunities to address other health professionals, the food industry and the public on this topic.
Laura is passionate about helping all her clients to develop a healthy relationship with food by using a Non-Diet Approach and working within the Health at Every Size paradigm to support a healthy mind and body. Laura assists to simplify and provide clarity around your food concerns to better enable you to achieve your health goals. She believes in prioritising self-care and takes a whole picture approach, keeping your physical health, mental health, and emotional wellbeing in mind when considering interventions that will be best suited to you in achieving positive health outcomes.
She has experience across a wide range of diet-related conditions and is actively involved in continual professional development to keep up to date in her interest areas of bariatric surgery, diabetes, malnutrition, and gut health (including management of IBS and IBD).
I am a NZ Registered Dietitian who works online and I also specialise in Paediatrics and Sports Nutrition. I am an accredited SDA Dietitian. I live in Christchurch NZ but have also worked overseas in hospitals and clinics in Melbourne and London. I have 40+years of experience and help people with weight issues, diabetes, heart health, gut health, men and women’s health issues. I believe building sustainable energy levels is the key to better mental and physical health. I offer individuals nutritional assessments, education programmes and flexible appointment times (see website for fee details).
Liana is passionate about providing nutrition information that helps people form healthy relationships with food. Liana has a dedicated interest in working with people experiencing mental health issues including body image concerns, disordered eating behaviours, and clinical eating disorders. Using the Health at Every Size (HAES) model and taking a non-diet approach, Liana focusses on all aspects of health that contribute to a person’s wellbeing. She shows a great empathy towards her clients and helps to develop confidence to allow for flexibility with food choices and focusing on kindness and being gentle with ourselves, food and exercise behaviours.
Liana understands that there can be many barriers to face when working to form a healthy relationship with food. Her compassionate nature allows her to work together with people in a client-centred way to challenge those thoughts and behaviours to bring about a more relaxed relationship with food.
Liana believes that food is there not only to meet a person’s nutritional requirements but that it can play a larger role in our health and wellbeing. The role of food in our overall wellbeing extends beyond the impact of nutrition, it allows us to connect to our culture, form social relationships, and to nourish us emotionally. Liana feels that everyone deserves to have this relationship with food and so is passionate about working with people to help empower them to overcome the barriers they face and bring a sense of joy and pleasure back to eating.
Liana is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and a member of the Dietitian’s Australia. Liana graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours).
Madeleine Ward is an accredited practicing Dietitian with many years of experience coaching and counselling clients with a range of nutrition needs.
Professional and compassionate, Madeleine combines evidence-based nutrition therapy with health education for attainable short and long term results.
She is experienced with:
Individualised nutrition assessment and guidance
Support with menu planning and meal preparation
Disability related nutrition
NDIS Planning support
Team care and collaboration
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Hi, I’m a dietitian with 20+yrs experience working in community health as well as privately. I’m passionate about providing my clients with very practical & personalised advice. My areas of special interest are gut health (covering all gastrointestinal issues), diabetes management and weight loss.
I work to educate and support people to maximise their health through nutrition, addressing a wide range of medical issues.
Melanie McGrice is a dietitian with over 20 years’ experience and is the founder and director of Nutrition Plus. She also runs the ‘Nourish with Melanie’ YouTube channel, online fertility and pregnancy dietary programs and is an ambassador for Compassion’s ‘Mum’s and Bub’s Nutrition Clinics’ with the Nutrition Plus team sponsoring one in Tanzania. She is the published author of ‘The Pregnancy Weight Plan’ book and is often called upon to comment on current nutritional topics by the media.
I’m Melinda dietitian and founder of She Oak Nutrition – with a passion for all things food. Whether it’s planting seeds, growing vegetables, gardening or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. I’m always up to something food related.
So, it was only natural for me to become a dietitian. I love supporting clients in improving their gut health and re-diversifying their diet. Empowering women with individualised expert nutrition advice for all stages of life including fertility, pregnancy, post-partum and menopause. And helping women with endometriosis and PCOS to improve their overall quality of life.
I believe a holistic approach to care is a must. Taking into account your physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing when considering interventions that will work for you and your unique health needs and lifestyle.
And most importantly make food enjoyable, stress free and fun (again).
With more than 10 years experience as an Accredited Practising Dietitian, I am passionate about helping my clients build skill and confidence in achieving their nutrition goals.
Sprout Nutrition is a dietetic practice specialising in vegan/ plant-based diets and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Our aim is to educate, empower and support individuals to improve their health and wellbeing through evidence-based nutrition so that you can gain confidence in living a plant-based lifestyle.
When it comes to nutrition, there is no one size fits all approach. We work with each client to develop an individualised nutrition plan in accordance with their requirements, lifestyle, budget, preferences and culture.
We assist in providing services to a range of conditions. Whether you are looking to start adopting a plant-based lifestyle or you are a long-term vegan, take control of your gut health, are looking to lose weight, manage diabetes, high cholesterol or optimise your fertility we are here to help.
Specialising in Paediatrics, trained in SOS Approach to Feeding. Experienced with managing food allergies and intolerances.
Background – Michelle is an experienced Accredited Practising Dietitian with a focus on sustainable behaviour change and creating positive habits around eating. Michelle is one of a handful of dietitians in Australia with qualifications in both Dietetics and Psychology. She takes the time to listen to what clients really want to achieve and work together to develop an individualised plan. Michelle uses the latest evidence to inform her practice and deliver sustainable results for her clients.
Interests – Michelle is passionate about helping individuals with a poor relationship towards food and body, change their mindset so that they can live happier, healthier lives. Her special interest areas include; eating disorders, disordered eating and nutritional psychiatry. Michelle is also an Accredited Sports Dietitian and enjoys working with active individuals to optimise performance through nutrition.
Personal Interests – In her spare time, Michelle enjoys cooking new recipes, going out for a delicious meal, playing piano and long walks with her French Bulldog.
Qualifications & Memberships:
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, USYD
Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Physiology), USYD
Member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist)
Member of Sports Dietitians Australia (Accredited Sports Dietitian)
Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Enhanced
Motivational Interviewing Level 1
Accredited ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist
Accredited VLCD Healthcare Professional
Microba Specialist Provider
Milena Katz is a graduate of the University of Sydney and is a dual qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian and secondary science educator. Milena has 20 years of wide-ranging experience in clinical nutrition, community health program delivery and education of health care professionals. Milena is interested in food and evolution, complementary medicine and anti-ageing. She is passionate about spreading the word on good nutrition particularly about the nutrition status of older adults and consumers within aged care facilities. Milena was a spokesperson for the Dietitian’s Association of Australia for 8 years and has worked with print media, radio and television to promote good nutrition to the Australian public. Milena is completing her PhD which focuses on nutrition in older adults, inflammation, frailty and the microbiome at the UNSW.
Morgan is an experienced Accredited Practicing Dietitian & a passionate Team Leader at Optimum Intake Dietitians. She leads a team of 8 dietitians who work within aged care facilities helping individuals and assisting food service systems in providing excellence in nutrition care.
Morgan knew she wanted to become a dietitian when a family member encountered a close call with chronic disease. She truly understands the impact that chronic diseases can have on an individual and their families and decided to dedicate her career to helping others avoid a similar outcome. She became deeply engaged with the science of lifestyle interventions, behavior change, and the value of nutritious food in the management of chronic disease. Morgan completed her Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) at The University of Newcastle in 2017 and commenced work with Optimum Intake Dietitians in 2019. She spent her first years as a dietitian working at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle within foodservice and in medical clinics across the Hunter Valley & Newcastle, assisting individuals with chronic disease management.
Morgan’s experience working within food service at one of NSW’s largest hospitals has inspired her work today in Aged Care. She is passionate about improving food & nutrition in aged care with a wholistic approach, working with food service, catering, care staff and the individual consumer. She understands the value of nutritious, enjoyable food in aged care and how it can manage chronic diseases and prevent devastating conditions such as malnutrition, often leading to events such as falls, pressure injuries and hospitalisation.
Outside of being a dedicated Team Leader for Residential Aged Care, Morgan continues to assist individuals in managing chronic diseases. Her particular interest areas are women’s health conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis, Gestational Diabetes, and chronic conditions such as Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease. She provides a comprehensive assessment to get to know her client’s needs and goals, and works with them every step of the way, providing achievable and manageable strategies in managing chronic health conditions. Morgan practices within the Health At Every Size Paradigm, adopting a Non-Diet Approach to best assist her clients to focus on outcomes related to physical health, as well as mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Morgan is available for individual consultations at Wallsend, Tuggerah or online via Telehealth. She is available to provide support to Residential Aged Care Facilities and introduce our excellent services to improve nutrition care for older people. Morgan looks forward to assisting you in achieving optimal nutrition.
Womens Health Dietitian – Hormonal Health (PCOS, Endo, Period Health); IBS; Weight Management; Positive Food Relationships
I am an accredited practising dietitian, working in private practice setting with adult and paediatric gastroenterology clinics.
I am also currently doing my PhD on paediatric IBD and diet.
Hello, I’m Annabel the gut health dietitian. If you’re motivated, open to change and driven to nourish and flourish your gut health, you’ve come to the right place. My goal is to help you work out what foods and patterns of eating trigger your gut. Through one-on-one support, elimination diets and meal plans, we can reduce your intake of inflammatory foods and move towards a life of food freedom.
Hi, I’m Peta! And I must confess, I am obsessed with food. When I am not eating, you will find me thinking about when I can eat next, planning my next snack, and trying to remember if I defrosted or bought everything I need to cook dinner.
I haven’t always been obsessed with food. In fact, growing up I was a picky eater. Most nights you could catch me pushing food around my plate until I was told I no longer had to eat whatever I had been avoiding. While I am no longer anywhere near as bad as I was, I am still picky. For irrational reasons, I still avoid eating juicy tomatoes, chunky mushrooms, and crunchy peanut butter.
However, it is because I have learnt how to cook and eat around my fussiness, that I know I can help you create a healthy and balanced diet that suits you. A diet that is full of foods you love to eat, and not just health food.
So, whether you are coming to see me for raised blood sugars, high cholesterol, fatty liver, or general health, the approach I take is the same. My first step is to find out what you love to eat, why you love it to eat it, and how we can ensure it stays in your diet regardless of your diagnosis. The next step is to look at what we can do to make your diet even better; mostly by adding more food into your diet. I believe that taking a positive approach to nutrition, by adding more foods in, rather than taking them away, we reduce food stress and keep a long term perspective with your eating habits.
So, don’t worry that I will take away all your vices, whether it be chips, chocolate, biscuits, or flavoured milk. After all, I have my own. Instead, together we will work on achieving the right balance to get your health on track (and your doctor off your back). Let’s work together to build realistic, sustainable habits that you can do for the rest of your life.
Rachel is an compassionate and bubbly member of our Paediatric Dietitian Team. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of Dietitian’s Australia. Her passion for dietetics stems from an appreciation for science, an interest in health and a love of all things food.
Rachel has a special interest in the field of paediatric nutrition. She enjoys working closely with children and their families to support good health from a young age and fostering healthy feeding and eating relationships. She is aware of the many barriers of eating well, particularly for children, and can provide easy, practical strategies that fit within family lifestyles. Rachel has experience working with children with complex food histories and is able to work with children and their parents to increase food variety, assist with growth concerns, address allergies or intolerances, manage gastrointestinal issues and improve overall health outcomes. She is also experienced in supporting children with complex disabilities and the requirements of the NDIS. Rachel has completed extensive additional training in the fields of paediatric nutrition, disability nutrition and the NDIS to provide optimal support for her clients.
Rachel is passionate about assisting clients to identify what is most important to them and working collaboratively towards making long term behaviour changes. Rachel works within the Health at Every Size model and focuses on a Non-Diet Approach in her interventions. She focuses on outcomes related to her client’s physical health as well as their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Rachel has gained knowledge and experience in a range of chronic and acute conditions and is able to assist clients in the nutrition management of their specific needs.
Rachel also works in the role of the Clinics Team Leader and supports other Optimum Intake Dietitians working in the clinical setting to deliver exceptional services. Rachel is dedicated to quality improvement within the team to support success for Optimum Intake’s clients. Rachel also works collaboratively with external sites and community stakeholders to collaborate on projects and services in the local community.
Ray is passionate about a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of clients. She uses a client centred approach to provide individual evidence based dietary advice tailored to the unique preferences and lifestyle of her clients. Ray’s love of food and interest in how it affects the body formed the basis of her search for answers when experiencing and investigating her and her children’s food intolerances. This has provided Ray with a clear understanding of the difficulties and challenges people experience when making changes to their diet or lifestyle.
Ray understands the positive impact good nutrition and lifestyle choices can have in improving her client’s quality of life and future wellbeing. She works with clients to overcome barriers and difficulties through practical, realistic dietary advice to make changes that are achievable. Ray understands that achieving nutritional adequacy while fitting in with a client’s lifestyle and family needs enables changes to be maintained long term. Her aim is to help client’s develop a food knowledge and understanding that makes healthy choices the easiest choices!
Ray holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics degree from the University of the Sunshine Coast and has completed further training in gastrointestinal disorders, particularly IBS, food intolerances and adverse food reactions. Ray is committed to current best practice and research to address a client’s health concerns, particularly bowel concerns, diabetes, heart disease, weight management and food allergies, as well as health eating advice.
Ray loves food and is an enthusiastic cook, passionate about fresh produce and gut healthy foods that taste great! Ray is passionate about empowering clients through education, counselling and support to achieve their health and wellness goals.
I am Steph – an APD who works closely alongside a team of gastroenterologists in our practice. I manage both outpatient appointments and inpatients in the hospital. Particular specialty areas include gastrointestinal concerns (e.g. IBS, IBD, EoE, chronic constipation/diarrhoea, fatty liver and general food allergies/intolerances). Other interest areas include weight management (both weight loss and weight gain), as well as oncology care.
A kind, caring and compassionate approach is what we strive for. A referral is not needed to see the dietitian’s in our rooms, although can provide useful information for the appointment.
Jemma is a paediatric dietitian who specialises in food allergies and intolerances, fussy eating, paediatric weight concerns, coeliac disease and other gastro intestinal disorders. She works in private practice in Eltham, Alphington and Surrey Hills and provides video telehealth services to clients all over Australia. She also teaches dietetic students at Deakin University. Jemma graduated from Monash University in 2003 and has since completed a Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics and additional training in management of food allergies, fussy eating, the low FODMAP diet and coeliac disease. She has worked in a variety of settings, including the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Jemma’s family presents her with an abundance of dietary challenges including coeliac disease, chron’s disease, cow’s milk protein allergy, lactose intolerance, FODMAP/fructose malabsorption, fussy eaters and vegetarians/vegans. As a result she has a wide selection of personal tips and recipes for a wide variety of dietary requirements.
Sally Marchini is an experienced Accredited Practising Dietitian who combines professional qualifications with personal experience of type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease to give her a unique insight into the issues faced by people living with chronic and complex health conditions.
As a Scientific Advisory Board member of the Early Life Nutrition Alliance (formerly Nutrition Plus), Sally is recognised as an international leader in Early Life Nutrition. Her sub-niche is helping women with pre-existing medical conditions with fertility and to minimise pregnancy risks, enjoy healthy pregnancies, and to improve the short and longer-term health outcomes of the bubs-to-be.
My approach to nutrition is client centred and holistic, learning from and targeting every individual client’s knowledge and skill level to enhance the health, independence and well-being of each individual client. Shannon is particularly passionate about optimising nutrition in people living with a disability, both adults and children.
I believe food and nutrition play an important role in enhancing quality of life and is essential for meeting the physical and functional needs of vulnerable people, children and their families. I enjoys providing informative and engaging consultations, tailoring all advice to the individual to achieve their desired outcomes, with a major emphasis placed on enjoying everyday foods. I also has experience in providing support for those who have difficulty in chewing and swallowing, who may require nutrition support in the form of enteral nutrition (tube feeding). I works closely with the multi-disciplinary team such as GP, speech pathologist, occupational therapist or support worker to empower and support the nutrition journey.
Apart from nutrition for those living with a disability, I am also interested in supporting clients with complex chronic health needs such as diabetes management, heart disease, gastro-intestinal health and using a non-diet approach to promote sustainable changes in food choices.
I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of Dietitians Australia. Graduating from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), starting my nutrition career with experience in research and population based nutrition and health topics.
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Dietwise is your one-stop shop for everything nutrition. We know and understand the confusion trying to navigate conflicting messages around food, nutrition, diet trends and everything in between. That’s where our team of highly skilled and experienced Dietitians and Nutritionists come in. We love our work and believe eating is an act of self-care to feed, fuel, repair, renourish, connect, and bring joy underpinning every aspect of our work. Our passion is simplifying nutrition and providing the support, help and care you need to achieve your goals.
We pride ourselves in offering a premium nutrition service and reject the ‘one diet fits all’ approach, taking the time to care, listen, support, understand, coach, motivate and fine-tune. Our Dietitians listen in a non-judgmental way, offer expert guidance, and provide practical take-home strategies putting you and your needs at the centre of our care. Everything we do is informed by not only the latest research and evidence but our own lived experiences and those experiences of patients we have worked alongside for over 30 years. We take a holistic approach to your care, treat you as an individual and understand that every journey is unique. This approach enables us to treat the whole person with kindness, compassion, sensitivity, and respect. We bring a human touch to our work by meeting you where you are and working at a pace that meets your capacity. We respect and embrace diversity and inclusivity, providing equal and respectful care to all folks, regardless of age, weight, race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, physical ability/attributes, neurotype, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and pronouns.
Dietwise specialises in the non-diet approach to weight concerns, dieting, disordered eating and body image issues, and the treatment of eating disorders with our Dietitians holding the Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician status . We’re proudly fat-positive, weight-neutral and body-inclusive and know that bodies, health, and fitness come in all shapes and sizes. We also provide expert and specialised dietary advice for IBS and the Low FODMAP diet, reflux, Coeliac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Diverticular Disease, constipation, diarrhoea, lactose intolerance, Women’s nutrition (PCOS, endo, iron deficiency, fertility, pregnancy including, gestational diabetes, menopause, and osteoporosis), chronic disease (diabetes, insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, high cholesterol, high blood pressure), fussy/picky eating, underweight/malnutrition, nutritional deficiencies, nutrition for cancer, plant-based diets and more.
Our dietitians are available for Telehealth consultations via phone or video or in-person (WA only). We are open Mon-Sat and bookings can be made at: https://www.halaxy.com/book/widget/dietwise/location/470801
Hi! I’m Sophie, an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Monash Certified FODMAP dietitian, and expert in nutrition for gut and mental health. After doing thousands of consultations with clients, I have noticed that symptoms such as low energy and mood, anxiety and gut issues often co-exist for many people and can often be resolved through dietary changes without the need for long-term, restrictive diets. This is the key focus of my unique approach to help women improve their mood, boost their energy and optimise their gut health.
Todd graduated from UQ with a Masters of Dietetics Studies and a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences.
Sports is originally what sparked Todd’s interest in nutrition. Growing up, he played any sport he could with Cricket being his main passion.
Dietetics and Sports nutrition is a way for Todd to help people navigate through those frightening initial phases and support them from then on. Todd believes that the greatest part of his job as a dietitian is seeing people live a happier, healthier life through food.
Vanessa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of Dietitian’s Australia. Her passion for Dietetics derives from her love of both food and science. Vanessa’s current role with Optimum Intake is with supporting people with disabilities and families with child nutritional concerns. She has an enthusiastic approach with all her clients and is dedicated to forming long term connections with clients as well as ensuring she is a meeting her client’s needs by utilising a client-centred approach.
Vanessa enjoys encouraging clients and their support network to put strategies in place to achieve her clients health, nutrition and life goals. Working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team approach and ensuring consistent communication with all involved, has led Vanessa to confidently achieve positive outcomes for her clients. She is aware of the many challenge to eating well, particularly for people with a disability and can provide tailored, practical strategies that fit within each physical, neurological and psychosocial ability to achieve good nutrition status and support optimal health outcomes .
She has a passion for working with parents around creating competent happy eaters, children with complex food histories and is able to collaboratively work with children and their parents to increase food variety, assist with growth concerns, address allergies or intolerances, manage gastrointestinal issues and improve overall health outcomes.
Vanessa’s approach is simple, sensible and supportive to ensure each client receives a tailored approach which promotes optimal nutritional benefits as well as focusing on goals and outcomes.
Vanessa graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) from the University of Newcastle and commenced working with Optimum Intake Dietitians in 2021.
Outside of work, Vanessa enjoys going to the gym, having a coffee with her friends and walking her dog Penny! Vanessa looks forward to supporting your journey to optimal nutrition
I am an Accredited Practicing Dietitian based online and on the Sunshine Coast, providing one-on-one consults, group session and nutrition content development services. I predominantly work in disordered eating and performance nutrition, providing evidence-based personalised advice suited to your needs. I am passionate about using nutrition as a tool to fuel your performance and reach your strength and fitness goals. As a non-diet dietitian, I create a supportive environment that works through weight stigma and diet culture, emphasising holistic health to help you improve your relationship with food and your body. I’m all about shifting the focus away from weight and towards health, fitness and quality of life.
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