I’m a NZ Registered Nutritionist using a holistic, weight-inclusive and non-diet approach to your goals to allow you flexibility with food choices, with a focus on intuitive eating and guilt-free nutrition guidance. I use evidence-based food and lifestyle approaches to create tailored plans and to help you create a foundation that best suits you.
I work with you to explain important nutrients, helpful ingredients, nutritional supplementation if required, and the biochemistry of both your food and your lifestyle to cut through contradictory and confusing information. Your goals and health desires create the backbone of my planning and work with you.
I specialise in fertility, hormonal health in women, but also do a little work in the development of infants and toddlers with a focus on raising healthy eaters without diet-culture behaviours. I am weight-inclusive and body positive – you will not be asked to lose weight for any health concern you may have.
I’m a foodie at heart, and believe that delicious food and nutrition absolutely go hand-in-hand. I spend most evenings in my kitchen creating and trying new things to share with my friends, my family, and my partner. This helps me to offer you ideas around food that are not restrictive or boring.
If I’m not in the kitchen or creating our new home, I travel extensively, am a mama on a journey to create a blended family outside the pregnancy norm, and have a love for exercise, art history, dance and photography. While I definitely consider myself a humanitarian, my man is a surfer and an avid environmentalist and together we have a passionate desire to reduce the pollution of our oceans, destruction of forests, and are very vocal when it comes to eliminating plastics and pollution at every chance.
My own diet is predominantly plant based and homegrown where I can, complimented with small amounts of organic, free-range and sustainable animal products where required. I eat intuitively and do not follow or align myself to one type of diet. My foodie loves have always been coffee, caramel, and champagne and I enjoy these in small amounts without guilt.
My qualifications and professional registration
I am registered with the Nutrition Society of NZ which means I have met their minimum requirements that all registered nutritionists hold a Bachelor’s degree at least, meet their professional experience and further education requirements, and uphold their strict code of ethics. I actually hold two degrees myself: A Bachelor of Science double majoring in Human Nutrition and Exercise Science from Massey University, Auckland, and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology from Waikato University. I am also completing post-grad study in various areas, including some Masters papers before I decide what to continue studying.
The term “nutritionist” is not protected in NZ so anyone with a diploma or even an online course can call themselves a nutritionist, a nutrition coach, or a registered clinical nutritionist. None of those terms come with a guarantee of a degree or experience unfortunately.