Taylor is our member dietitian.
Taylor is one of the brains behind the module content that you’ll read and the mini meal plans you will follow. Taylor is passionate about helping you achieve realistic and sustainable change and can guide you through the online modules, individualise it to suit your life and keep you motivated to change.
Food is a big part of my life; to me it is nostalgic, enjoyable, social and fun. Therefore, I have no desire to be the food police! I understand that food is far more than just nourishment for our bodies and that there are many aspects of our lives that influence the way in which we eat.
I am passionate about meeting you where you are and collaborating with you to find practical and realistic strategies to suit your lifestyle.
Growing up in South Africa and living in Australia has helped me understand the many cultural and social influences on our food choices as well as a love for cooking and sharing food of all cuisines. If you’re looking for kind, non-judgemental and “taylored” nutrition advice, I would love to work together towards your goals!
- Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
- Bachelor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.
- Completion of The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders from the Institute for Eating disorders.
Q&A with Taylor!
What’s your favourite food?
Peanut butter and chocolate, together or seperate they make everything taste good!
What’s your favourite cooking method?
Baking because it’s easy and has a super tasty result. Think baked veggies, roast chicken and potato and of course baked desserts!
Why did you became a dietitian?
I always had a natural knack for science and physiology growing up as well as a desire to help people, this combined with a love of cooking and learning about foods from different cultures led me to dietetics. Now I get to meet new people and talk about food all day for a living – best job ever!
What is your area of expertise and why?
I love working with clients who struggle with IBS as this is a condition that I have dealt with most of my life. I understand the frustration of it being an “invisible” condition to others although incredibly debilitating at times. The gut is also very complex and so it can be challenging to pin point the problem. However by working systematically through known factors and addressing these I find great satisfaction in helping clients find some relief from these symptoms.
I have experience in managing type 2 diabetes from an overseas placement at the Cambodian Diabetes Association during my time at university as well as my work here at The Healthy Eating clinic. This combined with my experience of having a close family member with type 2 diabetes, has given me an appreciation for the various challenges that clients face when trying to manage this condition. I am also currently undertaking further studies in managing Eating Disorders in order to grow my knowledge, understanding and skills in this area. I think there is a need for more practitioners to be skilled in this area but I also have a heart to help those members of our community that are vulnerable and in need of more specialised care and support.
Your audacious goal?
For The Healthy Eating Hub’s signature program to become Australia’s number 1 healthy eating program. First Australia and then world domination!
Do you live in Canberra? You can book an individual consultation with Taylor through our sister company The Healthy Eating Clinic.