Are you planning on starting a family?
Since having children, I have found the area of early life nutrition fascinating. Did you know that you and your partner’s dietary choices today can impact the epigenetics of your future child? Or that diet can improve implantation rates? Neither did I. Optimising your diet prior to becoming pregnant can help improve fertility and ensure your little one gets the nutrients it needs to grow and develop in the first few weeks. It can become more challenging to optimise nutrition with the onset of morning sickness (hello nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite), which is why it’s so important to optimise nutrition earlier.
I can help you optimise your nutrition to give you and your bub the best start through practical, evidence based and individualised advice.
Tina can help you with:
General Health and Wellbeing – healthy eating and weight maintenance, weight loss or weight gain through balanced and healthy habit changes and nutritional deficiencies.
Chronic Disease – support for heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease, lowering cholesterol and/or blood pressure, type 2 diabetes management, reducing insulin resistance.
Women’s Health – polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fertility and pre-conception nutrition, endometriosis.
- Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) with the Dietitians Australia (DA).
- Bachelor of Human Nutrition from the University of Canberra.
- Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Canberra.
Q&A with Tina!
What’s your favourite food?
I love so many cuisines but if I had to pick, probably noodle soup. It’s a dish that reminds me of my family; from school holidays spent with my grandparents, to the late lunch post lunch rush at my family’s old restaurant. It’s now a dish I gravitate towards for my family when I am not sure what to cook, have extra stock on hand or have greens begging to be used up! Divisive, but I am also partial to a Mint Slice.
What’s your favourite cooking method?
Stir fry because it’s quick, easy and versatile. The key is having all your vegetables and proteins prepped and ready to toss into a hot pan. It’s also a great dish to reheat as leftovers.
Why did you become a dietitian?
After high school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I originally completed a Commerce degree, but after a few years of working in the public service I decided I wanted a role where I could make a difference to someone’s life and also talk about food all day long.