Meet Our Team
Appetite for Nutrition prides itself on having a team that works hard to provide the best professional support for our clients, while offering a supportive and nurturing environment.
We recognise that every client is different, and we work closely with our clients and their supports to best fit their needs.
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 those challenged with mental illness, physical disabilities & intellectually disabled.
Carly's 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.
She has a passion for finding ways to make nutrition enjoyable and easy to understand. Carly is aware that not everyone learns the same way, and varying ways of educating clients need to be included - such as through sound, reading, pictures, touching, smelling and practising.
Carly has experience working NDIS clients from a wide variety of backgrounds - including those with mental illness, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual disabilities, Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Limb amputees, Cerebral Palsy & Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA) to name a few.
You can see Carly at Box Hill, Point Cook and St Albans locations. She is also available for NDIS home visits in the western suburbs.
Liz has a specific interest within Sports Nutrition, as well as chronic disease management. Liz also works as the VFL Dietitian Assistant at Richmond Football Club, where she provides nutrition support on game day, whilst supporting players with their individual nutrition needs.
Other strong areas of interests include the correlation between mental health & disability, and how it impacts on one's nutrition and daily life. Liz has experience with a range of disabilities - including Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Aspergers, Intellectual Disabilities, Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), Down syndrome, and those challenged with mental illness, including depression and schizophrenia,
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.
Liz is available for NDIS appointments in the North-Eastern suburbs - home visits, video and telephone consultations.
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.
Through the NDIS, Lisa worked with clients from primary school age through to post-retirement age with physical, intellectual and cognitive disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. She is passionate about building competent eaters who are able to eat a variety of foods for enjoyment and nourishment.
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 Tristar Eaglehawk, Epsom & Kangaroo Flat. Lisa is also providing NDIS home, video and telephone consultations within Bendigo region.
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.
Emily has experience with children and adult with a range of disabilities, including and not limited to, Autusim Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, Huntington's Diesase and Down Syndrome
Emily is available for NDIS appointments in the South-Eastern suburbs
She has an interest in working with people of all ages and stages of life. Her key interest areas are:
⁃ Heart Disease management including high blood pressure or high cholesterol level
⁃ Type 1, Type 2, gestational and pre-diabetes management
⁃ Weight management
⁃ Gastrointestinal conditions (e.g. Irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis)
⁃ Liver disease
⁃ Kidney disease
⁃ Cancer and related symptoms
Iris enjoys discovering delicious food from different culture and travel around the world. It is her dream to go around the world and taste the traditional food in each country. She also enjoys reading and watching movies by herself or being active with friends and family. She is also a good swimmer.
Iris is passionate about advocating life long healthy habit for NDIS clients. She has experiences in clients with FASD, Cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, ADHD/ADD, Huntington's disease, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder and Fine Motor Deley. She also received high-quality training in Mental disorder, Autism, Rheumatoid arthritis as well as stroke. She is fully commented on providing excellent services and good at communicating with clients with multi-medical conditions.
You can see Iris at Mildura Langtree & Buronga
As a dietitian, Emily is passionate about providing evidence-based nutritional advice, support and education that is tailored to meet individual health needs, lifestyles and goals. She is aware that there is no ‘one size fits all approach’ to nutrition and aims to work closely with her clients to achieve realistic and sustainable changes to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Emily has experience working with NDIS clients and is committed to supporting and empowering individuals of all ages to live their happiest and healthiest lives. Emily’s interests include, but are not limited to, the prevention and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as weight management, gastrointestinal health, vegetarian/vegan and plant-based diets and the effect that diet can have on our overall mood. Her goal is to take the stress away from eating and to assist her clients to build a positive relationship with food and their body.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys being by the ocean, camping, live music and spending quality time with family and friends.
You can see Emily at Torquay
Her areas of interest are chronic disease and related symptoms management, In particular:
⁃ Diabetes Type 1, Type 2 and Pre-Diabetes
⁃ Cardiovascular disease
⁃ Gastrointestinal disease/ conditions (e.g. Coeliac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome and intolerance)
⁃ Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Carmen also has experience working with a range of disabilities, including and not limited to, vision impairment, hearing impairment, mental health conditions, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and physical disabilities.
Apart from nutrition, Carmen involves herself in sports (hiking, tennis and swimming), cooking and experimenting with new foods, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.
You can see Carmen at Ballarat Sebastopol. Carmen is also providing NDIS nutrition services in Ballarat region - with home visits, video calls and phone calls available.
She has a special interest in; a non-judgemental approach to weight management, irritable bowel syndrome (including low FODMAP diet), improving gut health, chronic disease prevention and management as well as women’s health.
Megan has experience working NDIS clients from a wide variety of backgrounds - children and adults - challenged with mental illness including depression, schizophrenia & PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy and acquired brain injuries.
In her spare time, Megan loves to cook and create delicious new recipes for her family and friends.
Megan is available for NDIS appointments in the Western & Northern suburbs - Home visits, video and telephone consultations available.
Ellen loves food and wants to share this passion with her clients. She believes it is important to make informed healthy dietary choices, whilst still enjoying the foods you love! She is motivated to help her clients to find balance and encourages gradual, sustainable dietary changes to promote ongoing health and wellbeing.
Her main areas of interest include weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal disorders and vegetarian/vegan nutrition.
Ellen has managed a variety of clients with intellectual disabilities and has been involved in optimising nutrition within group homes.
In her spare time, Ellen enjoys catching up with friends and family, cooking, baking, eating out at restaurants and cafes, Pilates, reading and spending time with her cat Chica.
You can see Ellen at Horsham, Coolaroo, Epping, Hoppers Crossing and Broadmeadows
Sim believes that the best prevention of chronic diseases is to have a nutritious and balanced meal every day; and establishing good communication with clients is the key to help the clients to achieve a healthy life.
Sim’s main areas of interest include gastrointestinal conditions such as IBS and IBD, pediatric nutrition, chronic disease management and disability nutrition. In her spare time, Sim enjoys socializing with friends, reading, jogging and painting.
You can see Sim at our Deer Park, Dandenong & Swan Hill locations. Sim also provides NDIS home, video & telephone consultations.
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