I’m passionate about good nutrition and its value in keeping us healthy. I also feel there is no reason to eat animals when we can get all the nutrition we need without doing so, and plant-based eating is important for the environmental benefits it provides.
It is disheartening when someone would like to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet but they don’t feel they can. They may be unsure of what to eat, or think that they can’t be healthy eating plant-based. Others may be curious about vegetarian or vegan eating but don’t take it any further.
Plant-based eating can provide all the nutrients needed to be healthy and I can help you know how to do this.
The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position paper on vegetarian and vegan diets states that these diets are appropriate for all ages, are healthful and nutritionally adequate, and compared with diets rich in animal products, are more environmentally sustainable.
I started this plant-based nutrition service in order to help others be healthy when eating plant-based, whether they are vegan or vegetarian or want to give it a go, and whether they are motivated by health, animals, or the environment.
I graduated with a Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) from the University of Wollongong in 1999 and Batchelor of Science (Nutrition) in 1997, and now have over 18 years experience as a Dietitian.
Having worked in hospital and community settings as a senior dietitian and manager of a dietetic service, I have a broad range of nutrition experience with many different types of clients. These include paediatrics to geriatrics, and conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, feeding difficulties, allergies, and neurological and respiratory conditions.
I have personally eaten plant based for over 20 years, the past 12 years being vegan. Animal cruelty, and environmental and health benefits are all important reasons for this. My partner has also eaten plant-based long term and our 8 year old daughter is a life long vegan.
I provide services across all of Australia via online consults on Skype, from my base in Wollongong. This was a decision I made in order to provide a convenient, cost effective service to people wherever they may be, while allowing me to work in a flexible way.
As a plant-based Dietitian, I can help you and your family achieve your nutrition goals, whether you have been eating this way for a while or it is new to you.
If you are deciding whether to change to a vegan or vegetarian diet I provide a non-judgemental, evidence-based approach to assist you in making the decision that is right for you and the guidance on how to do this.
If you are already eating plant-based, I can utilise evidence-based practice and a client centred approach to assist you in achieving good nutrition.
For individualised dietitian consults tailored to meet your specific nutritional needs.
I utilise evidence-based practice and a client centred approach to assist you in achieving good nutrition through plant-based eating.