Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
Preconception, Pregnancy, Postnatal & Early Childhood Nutrition
I have a passion for helping women (and couples) to nourish themselves (and prepare and cooking simple delicious food) in a way that’s easy and enjoyable, good for their health and also wonderful for their baby.
We are lucky to be able to play such an active role in something that directly influences the health, development and future health of our child (and children) – The food we eat (starting from well before we’re pregnant) really does make a difference, on so many levels.
Based in Richmond Melbourne, I provide consultations for women (and couples) who are at any stage of preconception, pregnancy or their postnatal time. I also work with clients with PCOS, endometriosis, weight concern and digestive discomforts, in particular those who are hoping to soon try for a baby or are planning this for the near future. We are all so unique so my approach to health and nutrition is of a non-diet nature, holistic, sensitive and personal. I also regularly offer Skype consultations for those who cannot easily travel to Richmond, those interstate and those overseas. (For more information you may like to have a read here)
A little bit about my background..
- Over the past 11 years I’ve been fortunate to work 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, my hometown), I established my private practice, providing consultations, corporate presentations, workshops and developing recipes for a number of online women’s health platforms.
- Alongside my nutrition practice I’ve enjoyed involvement in Farmers’ Market Management (both in Adelaide and Melbourne) as I totally adore local produce, supporting local producers and seasonal cooking. The benefits of buying and eating fresh local food (wherever possible) are endless – for our community, economy, environment, health and wellbeing. This is something I’m so very passionate about so in 2016 I established the blog Learn about Local, which aims to help promote and celebrate our incredible local producers.
- As a lover of flowers and nature I also occasionally freelance 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 my knowledge and understanding of the natural world, seasonal change and the many benefits (including health benefits) of working with and being surrounded by nature. I now incorporate floral design into my nutrition practice because I believe there’s just so much to be gained from flowers and nature.