for Good Health
Vinci Chan-Duffell – Dietitian at DPV Health
I have been a Dietitian for about 10 years and it is honestly rewarding to witness people I work with make small everyday changes in their lives by prioritising health and well-being as a lifetime goal. As a Dietitian and a Mother of two, I highly value the importance of making meal times and eating a positive experience and enjoying the company you are with at the table. I also believe in self-kindness as well as accepting and embracing ourselves and our bodies for everything it does.
I have a particular interest in food allergies/food intolerances as well as sustainable nutrition. I have also completed training in using The Non-Diet Approach to support our clients to achieve their health goals by cultivating a healthy relationship with food rather than striving to be at a certain weight or size, or to make the “right” food choices all the time. Seeing a Dietitian isn’t only for people who have chronic conditions, it may also benefit those who struggle to find enjoyment in food and those who want to learn how to eat what they love without feeling guilt or “unhealthy” in any way.
Natasha Wilton - Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Paediatric Dietitian
- Post graduatete studies in Renal Nutrition, Paediatrics, DAFNE Program (Type 1 Diabetes)
- Expertise in providing nutrition education and health promotion projects for the Refugee and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community groups.
Why do you love being Dietitian
My love for Dietetics stems from my love of food! I have an interest in how food brings joy, nourishment, health, management of illness and impacts the human body at all stages of life. I enjoy working with the community and sharing about how nutrition can support them to reach their personal goals.
Benefits of seeing a Dietitian
A Dietitian can provide clear, evidence based nutrition education and medical nutrition therapy to address health concerns. We help to explain the connection between food and health during all seasons of life.
Simone Coutts – Accredited Practising Dietitian
Graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice from La Trobe University in 2015.
Why you love being Dietician
I love being a Dietitian because I get to talk about food everyday! Food has always been a special part of my life, especially coming from a Greek background. No matter what the special occasion is or if it is just a causal “get together” with friends and family, food is always involved! I love teaching others about enjoying a wide variety of delicious food to nourish the body and to feel healthier and stronger. However, it is also the special memories we create by making certain dishes or eating with others, which is just as valuable!
Benefits of seeing a Dietitian
I believe that everyone to some extent, would benefit from seeing a dietitian depending on their health status and nutrition related goals. In my practice, clients often learn that there are A LOT more nourishing foods that can be enjoyed as a part of their eating practices, rather than exclusion. Also “healthy eating” does not mean following a restrictive diet or labeling foods as “good” and “bad” – by seeing a dietitian, you can learn more about how food and nutrition can assist in optimising your health by using evidence based information.