As an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Vanessa is passionate about changing the way the food industry produces and promotes food and helping Australians take on a fresh approach to nutrition.
With a Master of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics and over twenty years of experience in health promotion, nutrition marketing and media writing, Vanessa is a well-regarded expert within the nutrition field.
Vanessa has worked with both large and small food companies to provide strategic counsel on new product development, product reformulations and food regulations. She has also assisted brand teams with nutrition marketing and has been a valued copy writer for a vast number of materials, including food packages, brochures, flyers, cookbooks, websites, advertorials and media releases.
Vanessa has also applied her accomplished nutrition writing skills to contribute to a large number of Australian magazines, including ‘Good Health’, where for a 5-year period she answered nutrition specific questions each month as part of the ‘Ask Our Experts’ section in the magazine.
Aside from her consultancy work and part-time Policy and Advocacy Officer role with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), Vanessa is a mum of two who happily puts into practice her ‘fresh and easy’ approach to nutrition, in every aspect of life.