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Why Choose A Registered Nutritionist?


Why Choose a Registered Nutritionist?

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Why Choose A Registered Nutritionist?


Why Choose a Registered Nutritionist?

Professional registration recognises Nutritionists who have obtained relevant academic qualifications and work experience within the field of nutrition. The title can only be used by those who have meet these standards, as determined by The Nutrition Society of New Zealand, and comes with a continued commitment to professional development and adherence to the Royal Society of New Zealand Code of Ethics.

HEALTH INSURANCE AND REGISTERED NUTRITIONISTS

When you work alongside a Registered Nutritionist, your health insurance plan may cover all or some of your appointment cost. Please review your health insurance policy to determine whether you're eligible for cover.

If you are covered by Southern Cross Health Insurance click here to see which policy is covered when working with a Registered Nutritionist.

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About Abbie


Abbie O'Rourke

About Abbie


Abbie O'Rourke

 

Abbie O'Rourke
Owner and Registered Qualified Nutritionist

  • GradDipSci - Human Nutrition (Massey University, NZ)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Otago University, NZ)

  • Registered Nutritionist (NSNZ)

Abbie sees nutrition as more than just food. It is also about understanding, motivation and organisation. No matter how perfectly calibrated a meal plan is for you, it needs to be enjoyable and able to fit in with your busy lifestyle. Overall it is essential that these factors are included in a nutrition program to achieve long-term success. 

“I honestly cannot thank Abbie enough for everything over this past nutrition journey, she helped me finally start the journey on getting my stomach fully healed and I thought it would never happen. If it wasn’t for Abbie, I probably just would’ve given up and kept living with the pain. You’re amazing Abbie - thanks so much!” - Nicole, Age 24

There is a lot of conflicting nutritional information out there, but that is simply because different people have different goals and start from different baselines. The information that you read about for the most part is right, but it may or may not apply to you. Nonetheless, there are certain nutrition principals that are applicable to everyone – eat clean and principally from the earth. Abbie uses this philosophy as a foundation and then customises your plan based on your goals.

Abbie has a fun approach to nutrition and provides ongoing support and guidance as you easily incorporate healthy habits into your daily lifestyle that improve your health and well-being. Whether you want to lose weight, address health concerns, increase energy levels, or simply eat better, you'll achieve success through Abbieʼs knowledge and encouragement.

Abbie is currently not seeing any new clients.

I had gotten into a bad relationship with food and exercise - under eating and over training while seeing no results. Rather than giving up food altogether I thankfully went to see Abbie and now eat more than I have in years (even carbs!) and am training less while losing weight. The best part has been repairing my relationship with food, gone are the feelings of anxiety and guilt around eating.
I would recommend Abbie in a heartbeat to anyone wanting a better relationship with food.
— Michelle, W. Aged 29 (Weight-loss Client)
 
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About Danijela


Danijela Unkovich

About Danijela


Danijela Unkovich

 

Danijela Unkovich
Registered Qualified Nutritionist

  • Bachelor of Science double majoring in Human Nutrition and Physiology (Massey University, NZ)

  • Registered New Zealand Nutritionist (NSNZ)

  • Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends (Le Cordon Bleu, London)

  • International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry - ISAK level one (AUT, NZ)

Danijela is hugely passionate about educating on the power that food, and positive lifestyle changes, can have in restoring vitality, energy and health.

She endeavours to approach nutrition on an individual level, taking into account not only a person’s health concerns, but also their budget, lifestyle and time constraints; to create a tailored practical plan that will lead to sustainable long-term change.

Aside from consulting at Feel Fresh Nutrition, Danijela also works as a community nutritionist for the last five years at a care and protection facility for children and young people. In this role she manages a food education program, teaching gardening and healthy cooking skills to a wide age-range of youth. She is knowledgeable across child and adolescent nutrition, as well as meal-planning and family budgeting advice.

Danijela is culinary trained at Le Cordon Bleu London, and an avid foodie. She enjoys sharing meal and recipe ideas with her clients, to get them more comfortable in the kitchen. Check out her recipe and health blog here: www.healthyalways.co.nz

Her special interest areas include:

  • Digestive issues and gut health

  • Weight management

  • Female hormonal health/period health (e.g. irregular menstrual cycles, PCOS, endometriosis)

  • Practical and lifestyle nutrition: meal plans, budgeting, nutrition in the kitchen and making it work for you!

    Book your consult with Danijela today.

Danijela is truly passionate in her approach to helping her clients achieve optimal health.
She has helped me with Digestive and Gut issues (IBS) taking me through the process of eliminating many foods followed by the reintroduction of testing which foods I could or could not tolerate, I haven’t felt so well for many many years.

I couldn’t have achieved such incredible results without the skilled expertise of Danijela.
I certainly would recommend Danijela.
— Barbara P. Aged 70, Auckland (Digestive Health Client)
 
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About Emily


Emily White

About Emily


Emily White

 

Emily White
Registered Qualified Nutritionist

  • Disordered Eating Nutritionist

  • Bachelor of Science - Food Science & Nutrition (University of Auckland)

  • HPN Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach

  • Certified ACFED Practitioner (Australian Center for Eating Disorders)

  • Registered with the Clinical Nutrition Association

Sick of constantly fighting food and your body? You can find peace with your food—allowing you to focus on all the other important relationships in your life.

Emily offers one-on-one consultations from a non-restrictive, self-compassion perspective, which means she will never tell you to deprive yourself or ban certain foods from your life. Instead, she can help you recognise the diet culture in your life, disregarding it to tune into your body's own inner wisdom about how to truly nourish yourself.  

Emily has a holistic approach which is complemented by scientific research so you can take confidence in her advice. While Emily can address all areas of nutrition, she is passionate about improving relationships with food and is experienced with treating reproductive issues such as PCOS and endometriosis with an empathetic, non-restrictive approach.

Working with Emily can help you if you identify with the following:

  • A history of on/off dieting and feeling like you have tried every diet under the sun.

  • Have engaged with disordered eating patterns such as inappropriate emotional eating, binge-eating, or periods of restriction.

  • Constantly thinking about food and feel like it consumes you.

  • You have issues with body image and the way that you look.

  • You have been diagnosed with a health condition such a PCOS, endometriosis or diabetes and are struggling with the restrictive guidelines for treating that condition.

Emily’s treatments:

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  • How to distinguish an eating-disorder from disordered eating and how to improve your relationship with food.

  • To understand and motivate individuals with eating disorders.

  • With you can build a comprehensive treatment plan to free you from compulsive thoughts.

  • Help you to improve your own body image

  • Helping those who have had long-term struggles with weight.

For more on Emily’s Disordered Eating package, click here.

Emily is always in the kitchen or scrolling scientific literature to come up with content for her health and wellness platform - Emily’s formula. She shares everything from recipes to wellness tips. You can also see her on Instagram here

Book your consultation with Emily today or email her on Emily@feelfreshnutrition.com

 
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About Julianne


Julianne Taylor

About Julianne


Julianne Taylor

 

Julianne Taylor
Registered Qualified Nutritionist

  • Registered New Zealand Nutritionist (NSNZ)

  • NZ Registered General and Obstetric Nurse

  • FitGenes practitioner

  • PGDipSci - Human Nutrition (Massey University, NZ)

  • PGDip Design for Disability (London City Poly, UK)

Julianne has a passion for nutrition as a tool to improve well being and health, reduce inflammation, and manage appetite.

Julianne’s passion for the power of nutrition was ignited when she experienced first-hand the difference diet makes; after a change in diet she had reductions in many niggling health issues related to auto-immune disease and inflammation. This inspired her to retrain as a nutritionist, so she could help others improve their own health through dietary changes. Julianne takes a whole food approach to fat loss, reducing inflammation, and managing auto-immune disease.

In her post graduate research Julianne focussed on diet studies and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Julianne is also a FitGenes practitioner; FitGenes is genetic testing that shows your genetic predisposition for many health issues including inflammation, cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, body fat regulation, methylation and detoxification. By knowing what your genes predispose you to – you can take control and implement clinically researched diet and lifestyle strategies to optimise your health. You can book in selecting the ‘FitGenes Package’ here.

Julianne’s current hobby is power-lifting. She competes nationally in the Masters 2, 52kg class. Julianne has two fantastic websites - juliannetaylornutrition.com and paleozonenutrition.com

Her special interest areas are:

  • Managing metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, using reduced carbohydrate and low glyceamic load plans

  • Nutrition strategies for managing auto-immune disease and reducing inflammation, including the auto-immune paleo protocol

  • FitGenes genetic testing for health and well-being and carbohydrate tolerance

Book your consultation with Julianne or email her on Julianne@feelfreshnutrition.com

 
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Kimberley Bell

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Kimberley Bell

 

Kimberley Bell
Registered Qualified Nutritionist

  • NSNZ Registered Nutritionist

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Exercise Sports Science

  • Certified ACFED Practitioner (Australian Center for Eating Disorders)

  • Advanced Sports Nutrition Pg dip

Kimberley is a NZ Registered Nutritionist, with a non-diet, and holistic approach to the way she consults with clients. Since completing her studies she has been working in Auckland as a private practice nutritionist and nutrition lecturer for last the 5 years. 

She believes there is no “one size fits all” approach and is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals in a way that feels easy, enjoyable, and sustainable long term. 

She has experience working with a wide range of clients using a variety of nutrition methods, and currently specialises in the following: 

  • Non-diet Nutrition - helping chronic dieters break the cycle and develop a healthy relationship with food and their body. 

  • LCHF (Low-carb healthy fat)/whole food nutrition -  for weight loss, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, cholesterol and inflammation.

  • Female Hormonal Concerns - reducing menopause symptoms, restoring regular menstrual cycles and thyroid concerns. 

  • Sports Nutrition - endurance athletes, cross-fit, weight lifting and elite sports.

“I am here to partner with you on your health journey, to block out the noise of diet culture and weight loss fads, to empower you with evidence-based knowledge, and help you feel your best by becoming your own body expert ” - Kimberley

 
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Brigid Chunn

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Brigid Chunn

 

Brigid Chunn
Registered Qualified Nutritionist

  • NZ Registered Nutritionist (NSNA)

  • Post-graduate diploma in Human Nutrition

  • Bachelor of Science (1983) Canterbury University

For the past 10 years, Brigid has been a nutrition consultant specialising in one-on-one advice.  She provides tailored dietary programs for men and women, young and old.

As a mother of four, Brigid understands the busy schedules of life and family management with the challenges that they present - this includes her having an empathy for the young. Her philosophy is a life well-led requires a balanced approach.

Brigid is a passionate yoga practitioner and has been practising for the last thirty years. She qualified as a teacher eight years ago.

Brigid has had experience in the past as a contributor to the Healthy Food Guide magazine. She has  also been involved in the establishment of nutritional programmes at Auckland Girls Grammar School and the Teen Parent Unit.

Brigid feels it is important to give back to the community and so has been involved in voluntary nutritional work at Alcohol and Other Drug court (AODC) with participants along with the  ‘Angel’s Light Breakfast-in-schools’ programme where she was part of a team delivering breakfast in low decile schools.

Currently she volunteers at Everybody Eats.

Her special interests include:

  • Weight-loss; especially for those with type two diabetes, high cholesterol and menopause

  • Vegetarian diets

Book your consultation with Brigid or email her on brigid@feelfreshnutrition.com

 

 
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Kavneet Kaur

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Kavneet Kaur

 

Kavneet Kaur
Qualified Nutritionist

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Food & Nutrition (Lady Irwin College, Delhi University)

  • Masters of Science - Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition (Lady Irwin College, Delhi University)

Kavneet is a qualified Nutritionist with a degree in Clinical & Therapeutic Nutrition. She describes herself as a gigantic food lover, with an equally gigantic love and passion for her work.

She is a firm believer in a holistic approach to nutrition. In its essence she believes that eating healthy doesn’t have to be overly complicated and is just about being intuitive about your body.

You can count on her for sound professional expertise and practical ideas to make good nutrition easier. With an experience in providing a wide variety of nutrition counselling services in preventive health, chronic disease and weight management; she has the ability to encourage clients to enjoy mindful eating, while still enjoying delicious meals. She is a firm believer of the fact that “food can never harm us, only our attitude can”.

Her special interest areas include:

  • Nutrition interventions for diabetes management

  • Strategies for improving and managing heart health and hypertension

  • Nutrition therapy for controlling and improving PCOS

  • Nutritional management for metabolic disorders

  • Weight management

  • Improving skin health

  • Vegetarian eating

I had struggled with losing weight and keeping my health in check for awhile and now I have good balance in my life with exercise and food. I have never eaten salad so much in life and enjoyed every bite, and I even get to chuck in treats each week to stop me craving! Pairing that with the exercise I managed to lose 10kgs and feel so much better about life and myself. Thank you Kavneet for helping me get back on track!
— Patrick, Auckland
 
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Rosanne Gilks

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Rosanne Gilks

 

Rosanne Gilks
Nutritionist (Associate Registration Pending) and Community Manager

  • PGCertSci Tech (Human Nutrition) (Massey University, NZ)

  • International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry - ISAK level one (AUT, NZ)

  • Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor 

  • Bachelor of Art, Fine Art and Art History, (McMaster University, Canada)

Rosanne is a nutritionist with over ten years clinical experience, and is also Feel Fresh Nutrition’s community manager. She loves delicious, healthy foods made simply, and uses simple strategies to help her clients see a clear path forward. Her core philosophy is to take achievable steps toward new habits and a sustainable, healthier lifestyle. 

Rosanne uses a variety of strategies to help her clients stay focused and realise their goals. Every body is unique and she respects her clients goals and unique perspectives. She doesn’t support a singular eating regime rather, whatever suits them. She promotes exercise and whole foods, but will help you choose the exercise and the foods that you love the most! Lifestyle change is possible and should be fun and inspiring, not a restrictive plan that you feel you have to “stick to”. She strives to have each of her clients leave her office with the confidence, motivation and a clear plan to succeed!

Rosanne has experience in the following areas:

  • Weight loss

  • Body composition

  • Energy and vitality

  • Lower-carb eating

  • Overcoming emotional eating, stress eating or sugar cravings

  • Digestive issues

  • Sports performance

  • Vegetarian eating

  • Body shaping/competing

  • Family nutrition

  • Pre and post pregnancy nutrition

    “I would highly recommend Rosanne for all your nutrition needs. I had the idea to see a nutritionist when I fell pregnant with my second child. Throughout my pregnancy I learned about meal planning, nutritional benefits for myself and growing baby, how and when to increase dietary intake according to the trimesters.

    Post-pregnancy it was a lifestyle shift rather than a phase or race to get back to lose weight. I’m still down around my ideal weight and it’s been a year since we last met. Rosanne was very supportive, a lovely person and shared many great recipe ideas. I would highly recommended her!”

    - Emma .W. (Pregnancy client)