Ashleigh Brunner

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Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Honours in Nutrition (First Class)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sports Science)

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian

I.S.S.A.K Accreditation (Skin Fold Testing)

Yoga Instructor (200 Hour, Vinyasa with Power Living Australia)

Ashleigh is an experienced Dietitian, Sports Dietitian, a qualified Yoga Instructor and the Business Owner of Body Fusion. Her inspiration to become a Dietitian stems from her desire to help clients discover how a balanced diet can prevent and treat chronic disease, promote longevity and positively influence energy and concentration levels. Ashleigh has specialised in private practise consulting and she believes in individualised approaches for clients with various conditions like diabetes & high cholesterol, weight loss and food intolerance.

Before moving into private practice Ashleigh worked as a Clinical Dietitian in both public and private hospitals where she experienced first hand the full extent to which nutrition can positively influence recovery, wellbeing and quality of life. She has spent time in Alice Springs, completing projects aimed at reducing the incidence of malnutrition within hospitals in this rural and culturally challenging community.

One of Ashleigh's fields of interest and expertise includes Sports Nutrition. She was a competitive representative in netball, soccer, surf life saving and swimming, and she regularly enjoys ocean swimming and yoga.  Ashleigh has worked with the Brisbane Roar and Gold Coast United A League Football, the Australian Squash Team, Bulls Cricket, Junior Australian Golfers, Manly Sea Eagles, Manly Rugby Union, Carlile Swimming and many runners and triathletes, helping each team or athlete unlock their full potential through adequate hydration and nutrition.

Having trained formally in presenting, Ashleigh is a skilful and engaging speaker.  She lectured at the Fitness Institute of Australia and the Australian College of Physical Education and continues to offer up to date, trustworthy nutrition information to groups of all sizes & ages.  In the last few years Ashleigh has worked extensively with ballet and  performing arts studios across Sydney.  Her team specialises in this group's nutritional requirements, offering on-site presentations, workshops and individual consultations to optimise performance.  Speaking in schools to year groups and teachers on specific nutrition concerns is also a specialty. Body Fusion's main focus in schools is to maximise students and teachers cognition and facilitate a positive relationship with food.

Ashleigh regularly writes for the media and local community, advocating balanced nutrition. She has contributed media articles on topics such as weight loss, healthy snacking, IBS, gluten intolerance, binge drinking and sports nutrition in local newspapers, magazines and online.

Being an ardent cook you'll often find Ashleigh in the kitchen during her spare time. She has a wealth of knowledge about food products and enjoys developing healthy menus for individuals and organisations.  Now that her practice has expanded to clinics including Lane Cove, Rozelle, Kirrawee and Hunters Hill, Ashleigh is excited that Emily Hardman has now joined Katrina and herself to support their vibrant entrepreneurial team.

Katrina Mills 

Qualifications

Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics

Bachelor of Science (Physiology)

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian

I.S.A.K Accreditation (Skin Fold Testing)

Katrina is an enthusiastic and driven dietitian who was inspired by food and nutrition from a young age. She believes that whole, natural foods should be one of the cornerstones of a balanced, healthy lifestyle that can be enjoyed by all - no matter what walk of life. 

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Throughout her clinical experience in small and large hospitals, Katrina came to appreciate the role specific nutrition recommendations have in the prevention, treatment and recovery of various acute & chronic diseases. She has encouraged young children & families to adopt healthy eating practices through her role as a Go4Fun leader and also participated in a malnutrition screening and prevention program for an aged care facility in Broken Hill. 

Katrina has and continues to lead an ever evolving active lifestyle. She spent many years in dancing studios and has completed her Level 1 Advanced Diploma in the Cecchetti Ballet method. She also enjoys swimming, resistance training, pilates, yoga and walking in the great outdoors. Katrina's background means she  is also very interested in Sports Nutrition. She has worked with St George Netball society, swimming centres, boxers, marathon runners as well as many dancers. Katrina is another keen presenter always ready to educate and bust nutrition misconceptions! 

One of Katrina's interests lies in the psychology around food. She helps clients take a step back, look at their lifestyles and focus on how/why/when they choose the foods they do. 

Katrina actively engages in social media, often posting topical blog articles, recipes and tantalising meals she has spent time creating in the kitchen. She has hence developed numerous recipes and written articles for print & online magazines and has been interviewed for various newspaper articles.  

Emily Hardman

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Qualifications:

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

Accredited Practicing Dietitian

I.S.A.K Accreditation (Skin Fold Testing) 

Emily is an enthusiastic and highly motivated Accredited Practicing Dietitian, with a lifelong passion for health, nutrition and food. Emily holds a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) from the University of Newcastle. Her motivation to become a Dietitian arose from her love of food and her desire to help people achieve optimal health through a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Through professional practice in hospitals and community organisations, Emily has worked with adults, children and families, providing them with tailored advice that is adaptable and easy to follow. She understands and appreciates the importance of food and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Emily has experience with various conditions including diabetes, weight loss, heart health and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Emily enjoys developing and facilitating nutrition education programs for both adults and children. She has presented on topics including heart health, gestational diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome/fodmaps, healthy school lunchboxes and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. She provides evidence based, practical and trustworthy health and nutrition information.

With a passion for food and cooking, Emily loves developing and sharing simple and healthy recipes. She believes that through the practical application of her advice, she is able to empower clients to make positive nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Emily believes in the importance living a balanced and active lifestyle. In her own time, she enjoys surfing, swimming, interval training, cycling and yoga. 

Lindsey Thurlby

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Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Honours (Nutrition, First Class)

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Lindsey graduated from Sydney University with First Class Honours in a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) and is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).  She is passionate about nutrition and the positive impact that diet can have on physical and psychological wellbeing.  Lindsey works alongside clients, recognising the importance of working in a partnership to establish sustainable and achievable dietary goals. 

Lindsey’s experience ranges across a broad spectrum, including diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, coeliac disease, geriatrics, IBS and obesity.  In addition to working one-on-one with clients, she has conducted various group presentations targeting topics such as diabetes and the benefits of low GI foods.  Lindsey has worked across all age groups and prides herself on providing information that is easily understood and practical. 

Lindsey is our specialist Osteoarthritis Dietitian who works as a part of the Allied Health Team at Hunters Hill Hospital.

Get in touch with our dietitians to find out how they can help you improve your overall nutrition & lifestyle.

What is a Dietitian?

Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are recognised professionals with the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs have sound university qualifications, undertake ongoing training and education and comply with the Dietitians Association of Australia’s (DAA) guidelines for best practice. APD is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia.

A Dietitian has the required skills and knowledge to:

  • Assess individual nutrition needs
  • Develop personalised eating plans
  • Differentiate nutrition fact from fiction
  • Advise healthy ways to prepare and cook food
  • Recommend best food and brand selection both in the supermarket and whilst eating out
  • Educate clients on correct eating and intake using evidence based nutritional guidelines and the most recent valid scientific literature   

 

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