HI, I’m Natasha and I am a passionate advocate for nourishing yourself from the inside out. Combined with an evidence-based yet realistic approach to nutrition, I believe in an 80/20 philosophy on health, lifestyle and more specifically, diet. A balanced life without necessary food restrictions is essential for everyone to enable us to feel stronger, healthier and happier so that we can thrive within our daily lives.
My goal is to encourage others to see the value of food beyond kilojoules and to simultaneously begin- or re-learn to love food again. I understand that food can mean everything and anything to people and with that understanding, I also believe that there is no specific diet that will suit everyone.
Lets work together to find a nutritional balance that suits your individual needs to help you achieve your personal health and wellbeing goals. I can’t wait to support and encourage you throughout your journey to ultimately become the best version of yourself.
Natasha can help with:
- weight loss without restrictive eating practices
- managing cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc)
- managing type 2 diabetes
- building a healthy relationship with food
- practical food ideas to stay on track and consistent with your eating habits
- ensuring your diet is optimised for long term health and wellbeing
- paediatrics such as fussy eating and problem feeding
- Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
- Bachelor of Human Nutrition from the University of Canberra.
- Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Canberra.
What’s your favourite food?
In a true 80/20 lifestyle approach I would have to say my favourite food(s) are tied with Pink Lady apples and ice-cream as I can never go past a scoop of Messina’s salted caramel white choc gelato.
What’s your favourite cooking method?
I have always enjoyed baking as I can remember relentlessly begging Mum to purchase cupcake baking mixes to cook during school holidays just for the chance to bake up a storm in the kitchen. I also love baking for its versatility as it can range from savoury baked chicken and veggies all the way through to chocolate chip cookies (ps. if someone could bottle up the smell of cookies baking in the oven and sell it as a perfume I’ll purchase the first five bottles).
Why did you became a dietitian?
I originally started studying human nutrition as I had a genuine interest in health science and the synergistic effects food and nutrition can have at all developmental stages of life. As I progressed through my undergraduate degree my passions for nutrition and dietetics grew and so when I was within my final year it was a clear for me to go on to complete my masters in dietetics. I love food, I love talking to people and helping them so why not talk to people about food every day for a living to ultimately help them achieve their nutrition-related health goals.