Hi there, welcome to Whole Green Health. I’m Melissa, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, wellness enthusiast and closet hippy. I am passionate about Health At Every Size®, delicious food, slow living and sustainability.
For as long as I can remember I have felt my life purpose was to help others. After school, I followed my mum's footsteps and completed a bachelor of nursing. Working as a clinical nurse I started to see a trend of patients with a range of preventable health conditions. I did my best to care for them at the time, but I could feel myself being drawn to the bigger issue of prevention.
This realisation happened to coincide with a growing passion for food and nutrition. I was starting to make the connection between what we put in our mouths and our overall health. In 2010 went back to university and by 2014 I was a qualified dietitian. Since then I have worked in a variety of clinical, health coaching and primary health care settings. Majority of my work has continued to be in the prevention and management of chronic disease.
Learning about and committing to veganism in late 2012 led to a keen interest in plant-based nutrition. I was fortunate enough to attend the Plant-Based Nutrition in Healthcare Conference in 2014, where I gained knowledge on the evidence behind plant-based diets.
In 2017 I had a beautiful baby girl and my perspective on life changed completely. My goal now is to work with you to achieve your health and wellness goals. Being a passionate Health At Every Size® advocate I take an all inclusive, non-judgemental approach to my practice. I have a strong interest in empowering people to make peace with food and free themselves from the entanglement of food restriction and bingeing, body dissatisfaction and dieting culture.
I want you to feel at peace with food and experience the freedom that comes with intuitive eating and adopting a more gentle approach to movement and nourishment.