Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
Women’s Health, Pre and Postnatal Nutrition
Lara is a dedicated and creative dietitian, with over 12 years of experience in helping individuals and families improve their relationship with food and their overall health and wellbeing. She is passionate about cooking, loves good food, cares very much about sustainability and is devoted to her work – that is – guiding and supporting women (and couples) of all ages to nourish themselves (and prepare and cook simple delicious food) in a way that’s easy and enjoyable, good for their health and also wonderful for their children.
Based in Melbourne, Lara provides Skype consultations for women (and couples) who are at any stage of preconception, pregnancy or their postnatal time. She also works with clients with PCOS, endometriosis, weight concern, mental health concerns and digestive discomforts. Her approach when working with clients is of a non-diet nature, holistic, sensitive and personal.
“Lara is truly a one-of-a-kind dietitian! Her constant support, advice and genuine care in helping me reach my goals has been pivotal in my journey thus far. Since working with Lara, my digestive issues have improved considerably and most importantly, my love for cooking and eating wholesome food has been reignited! Lara’s approach is unique in that she provides guidance and the resources to successfully carry out dietary and lifestyle amendments. In particular, her wonderfully wholesome recipes. Lara’s recipes are quick, easy and oh so tasty – I have fallen in love with every single one. I cannot thank you enough, Lara, for all your help so far!” – Jasmine
A little bit about Lara’s bckground..
- Over the past 13 years Lara has worked as a Dietitian in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne across a diverse range of settings – clinical, community and private practice, focussing mostly in the areas of women’s health and children’s nutrition.
- After moving to Melbourne in 2009 (from Adelaide, her hometown), she established her private practice, providing consultations, corporate presentations, workshops and developing recipes for a number of online women’s health platforms and food businesses.
- Alongside nutrition practice she’s also been involved in Farmers’ Market Management (both in Adelaide and Melbourne). The benefits of buying and eating fresh local food (wherever possible) are endless – for our community, economy, environment, health and wellbeing. With a passion for all things local Lara established the blog Learn about Local in 2016, which aims to help promote and celebrate our local producers.
- As a lover of flowers and nature she also occasionally freelances as a florist. This hobby turned into a side business years ago after completing part time study and work in the industry. Experience with flowers has enriched her knowledge and understanding of the natural world, seasonal change and the many benefits (including health benefits) of working with and being surrounded by nature. She now incorporates floral design and certain aspects of floristry into her nutrition practice, cooking techniques and recipes.