Savina Rego Q & A

Savina Rego Q & A

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia in 2013. I have been working full time as a Dietitian since graduation, working across multiple areas – hospitals, community and aged care. I now work for a not-for-profit organisation, that focuses predominately around chronic disease management. My clinical areas of expertise include Diabetes Management (type 1 and 2), Pre-diabetes, fatty liver disease and aged care; which includes a range of dietetic specific areas e.g. pressure injury management, nasogastric feeds, malnutrition, chronic kidney disease, stoma management and texture modified diets. I am…
Read More

Rachel Hawkins Q&A

Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am a Brisbane-based Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist and founder of The Naked Truth Australia - a nutrition consulting and communications business devoted to ‘baring’ the truth on all thing’s food and nutrition. I founded my business after recognising the need for a trustworthy source of food and nutrition information in the health and wellness industry. My business is quite diverse, so I find myself working in a number of different roles. I see clients privately for one-on-one dietetic consultations online via Skype, I am involved in a number of…
Read More
7 Underrated Nutrition Tips

7 Underrated Nutrition Tips

These days there is so much nutrition advice being put out there. Some o fit is helpful and some of it is not so helpful. Among this, there is helpful and practical nutrition information that people are missing out on. In response, we asked a group of dietitians for their top underrated nutrition tip. Tim Crowe from Thinking Nutrition There is no need to try and keep up with the latest 'superfood' trends - just let colour be your guide for choosing what fruits and vegetables you eat. The more colours on your plate, the greater the diversity of beneficial…
Read More
Claudia Cramer Question and Answer

Claudia Cramer Question and Answer

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I grew up in a small, country town in Queensland with my family. I had a love for sports, food and music. At the end of my high school years, I was working crazy hours (~60+/week) in hospitality), drinking on the weekends and not fuelling my body with the right things (think takeaways and nutrient-poor, energy-dense foods). When I made the link between what I was putting into my body (food) and my mental health (anxiety, moody, irritable) that I began my love for researching how certain foods made me feel.…
Read More
Sohee Lee Q&A

Sohee Lee Q&A

Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your career? By the time I was a high school senior, I’d already spent years dieting and exhausting myself with hours and hours of cardio. When I saw a strong fitness model on the cover of a magazine, I realized that women can be strong and powerful and I dived into the world of strength training. Like most women, I started off with very little knowledge of how to train. There would be times when I would wander around the gym in between exercises, unsure of what to do…
Read More
10 Nutrition Facebook Pages Worth Following

10 Nutrition Facebook Pages Worth Following

Over the last few years, the activity of a lot of nutrition Facebook pages has dropped off significantly, which has dramatically narrowed this list down. My original notes from when I first had this idea had a list of almost 30 different pages, but a lot of them are either not active anymore, or their engagement has dropped off a cliff. A large part of this is due to the Facebook algorithm, combined with the fact that it is so much easier to grow a following on Instagram (and even this has become more difficult over time, particularly in comparison…
Read More
Nadia Felsch Q&A

Nadia Felsch Q&A

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Nadia Felsch and I’m a Nutritionist (BHSc) who consults globally from Sydney. Calling out nutrition myths, providing valuable food education and delicious recipes is my main jam, which I do during client consultations, working online, on social media @nadiafelsch and also via workshops. I’m also the founder of a wholesome baking mix brand – Wholefood Society and on a personal front enjoy travel with my husband, playing with my 2x mini sausage dogs, café time with friends and working out. Do you have any tips for weight loss…
Read More
Julie Lanford (Cancer Dietitian) Q&A

Julie Lanford (Cancer Dietitian) Q&A

Can you please tell us a little bit about your career so far? The first year of being a dietitian, I hopped around from inpatient clinical to hospital employee wellness to a primary care office doing diabetes, cholesterol and weight management. Within a few months on the floors at the hospital, I knew that I did not want to make that my career. When offered a full-time position, I turned it down even though I didn’t quite have something else lined up. Lucky for me, I had 2 outpatient options within a few weeks. I was in the primary care…
Read More
Nutrition for Endurance Athletes Q&A with Alicia Edge

Nutrition for Endurance Athletes Q&A with Alicia Edge

What are common mistakes endurance athletes make with their nutrition, prior to seeing a sports dietitian? I wish it wasn’t the case, but athletes often only think to invest in a Sports Dietitian once something has gone wrong in a race, however, I think that is pretty common in a lot of different aspects of sports. The best thing is that they are learning with their mistakes. Having an athlete have the perfect race after they come to see us has to be one of the highlights of our job for sure! I think out of all the mistakes I…
Read More
Hannah Baker Interview

Hannah Baker Interview

Can you please tell us a little bit about your career so far? I started out in marketing in Perth—that was my original career—but I’ve always been interested in health and food. So, I decided to “bite the bullet” and moved to the Gold Coast to study dietetics as a mature-aged student. Six months after graduation, my fiancé got a job in Shanghai so we moved to China. As extremely challenging as the move was for my career, it was also amazing because (as far as I know) I am the only qualified sports dietitian in Shanghai so it has…
Read More