Masters Nutr&Diet, BSC (Uni Medal), BA (Ancient History), Grad Dip. Music (Opera), Dip Opera
Helen is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of the Dietitian's Association of Australia having gained both a Bachelor of Science (with University Medal) from Charles Sturt University and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Canberra. While Helen has a wide interest in Nutrition in general, she has particular interest in Eating Disorders, Body Image and Weight Concerns, emotional eating, chronic dieting, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and Digestive Disorders including IBS, Food Intolerances, Coeliac Disease, Parasites, SIBO and IBD. Helen is particularly passionate about helping people improve their relationship with food by exploring past experiences with dieting, food rules and the impact of the "dieting culture" that we live in. As a Health at Every Size aligned Dietitian, she works within the Non-Diet Approach as she believes this helps develop and restore a healthy relationship with food and body for her clients.
Being a mum, Helen has an understanding of the practicalities of feeding a family - particularly when you are busy - as well as the challenges of having a child with food intolerances or food issues. Helen has a lot of empathy and compassion for parents struggling with feeding their kids on complicated regimes, while also having a desire to make things as easy, stress-free and as common-sense as possible.