Chantelle graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), awarded a place with the top 5% on the University's Deans Merit List. Chantelle has since been working in the private practice sector and is qualified in providing nutritional support for a diverse range of medical and nutritional requirements.
She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a great passion for dietetics. Through continued professional development she provides current and evidenced based practice. Chantelle has an interest in various conditions including:
- Heart disease (high cholesterol/high blood pressure)
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Weight loss
- Weight gain
- Intolerances / allergies / IBS /coeliac disease
- Vegetarian / vegan diets
- Sports nutrition
- Pregnancy nutrition
- Eating disorders
- Nutrition for children and adolescents
Chantelle is also Accredited in The SOS Approach to Feeding, for specific assessment and treatment of children with feeding difficulties.
Chantelle would love to assist you in attaining and maintaining a healthy, balanced and enjoyable lifestyle and makes this achievable through personalised care plans.
Michelle qualified as a dietitian at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1976. She worked in private practice for many years and emigrated to New Zealand in 1987. She worked in various businesses with her husband and lectured to nutrition students while completing a Masters in Health Science looking at nutrition and lifestyle diseases which she completed in 2004.
She then worked for a district health board doing community work with children with eating difficulties. She worked as part of a multidisciplinary team helping families whose children had feeding difficulties as a result of medical and/or developmental issues. She completed a Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition (Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne) in 2006.
In 2010 she moved to Brisbane to start a PhD looking at children with feeding issues. She completed the SOS feeding course and did extensive research into paediatric feeding before moving on to look at nutrition in preterm infants.