The Good Nutrition Co. 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 8-years ago, we have consulted to over 30,000 individuals and hundreds of organisations. Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians have expertise across a range of areas including general healthy eating, medical nutrition therapy, weight management, women’s health, men’s health, family nutrition, gut health and food intolerance and lifestyle and sports nutrition.
Our dietitians are available for telehealth consultations via phone or video.
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.
Ashleigh is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and nutritionist. She has both clinical and community experience in chronic disease management (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease), oncology, disabilities, gastrointestinal health issues, tube feeding, weight management, nutrition for the elderly and overall healthy eating.
In the past few years as a community dietitian, she has been working with mainly NDIS participants with all kinds of disabilities (physical and mental), Home Care Package (HCP) clients or Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) clients.
Ashleigh strongly believes in keeping up-to-date with the latest nutrition research, and her work is guided by evidence-based practice. She consistently works to build upon her clinical skills through professional development, including her most recent training in FODMAPS for Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptom management and further upskilling in tube feeding. Ashleigh is passionate about providing a holistic approach that explores all areas of the client’s lifestyle such as sleep, stress, exercise and environment and how this can impact their ability to achieve their health goals. She strives to empower clients to achieve their health and nutrition goals by tailoring advice and recommendations to their lifestyle and health needs.
Ashleigh is currently working for Genphysio. They offer both mobile services so she can visit you in the comfort of your own home, or they can offer Telehealth appointments if desired.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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!
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).
I work to educate and support people to maximise their health through nutrition, addressing a wide range of medical issues.
I am also passionate about working with women struggling with unexplained infertility to optimise their nutrition and improve their chances of conceiving.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in Brisbane and surrounds. I work full time weekdays at HealthWISE in Ipswich, a not-for-profit organisation that delivers allied, mental and Aboriginal health services across West Moreton and Darling Downs. I also work at Zoe Martin Accredited Practising Dietitian on Saturdays in Sherwood. I provide one-on-one consults, group education, and telehealth services from both locations. My passions lie with Health At Every Size (HAES), eating disorders, sports nutrition and gut health. As a HAES dietitian, my main goals are to remove weight stigma and diet culture, create a
supportive environment that emphasises holistic health, and bust common nutrition myths. I achieve this by providing person-centered care along with evidence-based advice tailored to your specific needs.
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