My passion for dietetics has led me to Victoria where I recently completed studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice at La Trobe University. I was raised in the picturesque foothills of the D’Aguilar Range outside of Brisbane on a pineapple and beef cattle farm where my three sisters and I experienced an uninhibited childhood of exploration. There I developed my appreciation for nature and growing your own food; from roaming grass-fed beef to plump gooseberries, stringy sweet mangoes and milky macadamia nuts to creeping pumpkins and prickly cucumbers emerging from the scrap heap. Not to mention nurturing pineapples through their two year journey to the table which I continue on my balcony in Melbourne today.
My dietetics journey began at an early age paired with my mother’s healthy eating influence which fuelled a healthy relationship with, and a strong appreciation for food. Travel across urban and remote Australia, Europe, India, Nepal and the Maldives has excited my deep interest in culture and people and my desire to experiment with and try new foods. I am excited by fresh local produce, tempests in the kitchen and sharing this at rowdy gatherings with friends and family. I’m not sure if eating out and socialising with food can be classified as a legitimate hobby, though I’m prepared to go out on a limb and claim it as my favourite! I am passionate about health and people and have a strong desire to positively influence the lives of others. I am motivated to empower people with nutrition knowledge and growing your own food, exciting people with cooking and instilling healthy eating habits in children. My current dietetic interests include weight loss, diabetes and gastrointestinal conditions.
I have a thirst for learning and am a firm believer in establishing platforms for credible nutrition education in a time where a plethora of misleading nutrition information exists. I am excited to contribute to the evidence-based body of nutrition information and inspire others about food, nutrition and health.