I am very passionate in food, nutrition and health. Partly because I love eating (love my bread!) and also because I was raised in a family who always pay close attention to nutrition and health. I believe that foods nourish, nurture, and heal.

I also love exercise- I am a regular at my local gym for Les Mills classes- Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Step, CrX- you name it! On the weekend- I shop at local farmers market (quite lucky to live close to a big farmers market) and enjoy spending my day out in the sun. Going for a picnic (or brunch- who doesn’t love brunch?!), bush walking or even just lying down on the grass and reading at a park.

I did my undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from The University of Newcastle in 2009. I continued my journey and did Diploma of Fitness and Cert IV of Remedial Massage from Australasian College of Natural Therapy, Sydney. I just finished my Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from The University of Sydney in 2012. It was a very intense course but I enjoyed every bit of it. I think I have come a long way since I came to Sydney. 🙂

I am now an Accredited Practising Dietitian, provisionally granted by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

I recently started my first job as a dietitian at a private allergy and intolerance clinic in Castle Hill. I often help clients, including babies and children, with food allergy and intolerances, but certainly not limited to.

I also practise at Mt Druitt Medical Centre, where I often help clients with chronic diseases including diabetes type II, hypertension and obesity, both on Enhanced Primary Care program (Medicare funded) and privately.


I am hoping that in the future, I can make an impact in this big big world. In a positive way, of course 🙂

Happy stomach happy mind happy soul~


8 Responses to “About”

  1. taradiversi September 5, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    Congratulations on the start to a great Blog Dea! Looking forward to seeing it grow as you grow as a dietitian! Never forget the spark of passion you have right now!

    • Dea September 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

      Thank you Tara! I’m very happy that you like grainddiction! Stay tuned 🙂

  2. egomaniac September 28, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    Hi Dea, thanks for visiting my blog! This is such a great young blog.. I am also interested in food so I look forward to read great posts about food here! 😉

  3. Heather March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Hi Dea, really like your blog. Looking forward to more great recipes and ideas 🙂

    • Dea March 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      Thanks Heather!

  4. Cici January 22, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    Hi Dea,

    What an inspiring blog to read, because I have aspiration in being a dietician as well! I just finished my bachelor degree in health science nutrition at Brisbane. And I do have a question if you would not mind answering.

    In regards to the master program, how intense was the course due to the fact that I use to work part time while studying. And I want to work out a good timetable with both study and work.

    Many thanks,

    • Dea January 23, 2015 at 8:32 am #

      Hi Cici, so great to hear from the future dietitian! I did my masters degree at Sydney Uni and I live about 30 mins away from uni. It was quite an intense program in my opinion. Just like you, I work part time whilst studying my bachelor degree. I had to stop working in my second semester of the Masters degree because I found it too hard to juggle. I started working again in my last semester. It may be different for you though. Some of my classmates did work part time, so it is not impossible.

      I wish you well, whichever pathway you choose! Good luck and you’re always welcome to contact me!

      • Cici January 24, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

        Thanks for your kind advice Dea 🙂

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