Meet our Dietitians!

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Carly Hughes

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
Bachelor or Nutrition, Master of Dietetics

As the founder and director of Appetite for Nutrition, Carly has experience within the private and community sector and has successfully helped many individuals to increase their nutrition knowledge and achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.

Carly believes, “Healthy eating shouldn’t be…  creating rules, depriving yourself, dieting, or never enjoying your favourite foods again. Healthy eating is…. having a healthy relationship with your food and body. Reset the way you think, remove those demonizing labels from food such as ‘bad foods’ or ‘bad for me’, and rather listen to your body, be intuitive, and enjoy all foods mindfully.

Previous to Appetite for Nutrition, Carly has been involved in multiple community programs, including volunteering her time as a healthy supermarket tour leader for Diabetes Victoria, and her employment at Victoria University, where she supervised students deliver cooking classes and nutrition presentations to a wide range of community members including intellectually disabled, youth and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

Carlys special interests include educating and supporting individuals with their weight loss goals, heart health and diabetes management. Other areas of expertise include the wide world of gastrointestinal health, conditions and disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease, diverticulitis to name a few.

You can see Carly at St Albans, Deer Park, Box Hill, Point Cook locations

Sammie Lyne

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science, Master of Dietetics

Sammie is a compassionate and empathetic dietitian. Her ultimate goal is to simplify nutrition for our community and to ensure that nutrition is an enjoyable part of our lives, rather than a stressor.

With a background in delivering engaging group education sessions to adults at risk of diabetes and heart disease. Sammie is passionate about the power of nutrition in prevention and management of disease. Sammie Understands there is no one size fits all when it comes to nutrition and does not promote restrictive meal plans or food rules. Instead she will work with you, as a team, to set and achieve your personalized nutrition goals.

Sammie’s key interest areas are working with people:

  • In the management of type 1, type 2, gestational and pre-diabetes
  • Transitioning to, or already following, a vegetarian, vegan or plant based diet.
  • Who are tired of fad diets and looking to find a  more balanced peaceful relationship with food.

Other areas of support include the management of; high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, gastrointestinal issues and nutrition for the elderly.

You can see Sammie at our Epping, Coolaroo and Hoppers Crossing locations

Liz Radicevic

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science, Master of Dietetics

Liz believes it is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to lead a happy and healthy life. Liz prides herself in providing professional health advice that is realistic to an individual’s lifestyle and implementing changes that make a real difference. She has a passion for providing evidence-based advice to ensure that her clients receive the most up to date information.

Liz has a specific interest within Sports Nutrition, as well as chronic disease management. Liz also works for the VFL Casey Demons as their Dietitian, where she provides nutrition support on game day, whilst supporting players with their individual nutrition needs.

The main clinical services Liz offers include the following:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • General healthy eating
  • Weight loss/Weight gain
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes management (Type 1 & 2)
  • Gastrointestinal conditions (e.g. Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Low FODMAP)
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
  • Cancer and related symptoms
  • Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies
  • Basic Paediatric nutrition advice (Healthy eating)

In addition to privately consulting, Liz enjoys cooking to ensure she is well versed in different recipes, sharing these and nutrition tips on her Instagram @radnutrition. Liz has had an interest in cooking ever since she was a young girl and as she has grown older, has wanted to explore the link between food and its impact on health. Keeping fit and healthy is one of Liz’s priorities. In her spare time, you will find her in the kitchen, doing pilates, playing netball and going for scenic walks with friends and family. Here, Liz would like to make a positive impact on people’s lives now, and into the future.

You can see Liz at the Lower Templestowe location

Lisa Larosa

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science, Master of Dietetics

Lisa is an empathetic and down to earth dietitian, passionate about working in partnership with her clients to develop practical food and lifestyle habits which suit the individual. She understands the importance of developing achievable goals that embrace personal preference, cultural requirements, work, family and social commitments. Her end goal is to improve quality of life, maintaining long term habits without feeling restricted or pressured by social trends or fad diets. She is determined to find solutions for those who are struggling to find balance in their lives and feel they have no time to focus on healthy eating.

Lisa has a desire and commitment to work with people of all ages and stages of life, with some key areas of interest being investigating and managing gastrointestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and diverticulitis, as well as the prevention and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and the metabolic syndrome.

In her spare time, Lisa loves to travel and has lived and worked in three countries.  She also enjoys being active and spending quality time with her friends and family, particularly in the outdoors with activities such as hiking, swimming and camping.

You can see Lisa at 3 Bendigo locations

Emily Rault

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science, Master of Dietetics

Emily is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a passion for helping those most vulnerable in our widespread community. She is experienced in working with children and their families to help ease the difficulties of feeding.

Emily works closely with many children and teenagers on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD, developmental concerns and malnutrition. Not only has Emily worked with children and families in Australia, she has assisted in nutrition and health projects visiting Fijian and Cambodian primary and secondary schools.

It is Emily’s mission to support families in creating structured, peaceful and mindful meals and snacks for their children everyday. There are many challenges when teaching children how to eat, particularly those that are easily distracted or disinterested in food. In order to establish positive relationships with food and adequate growth, Emily can help you to make gentle and significant nutrition changes to meet your child’s and families needs.

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