Specialists in Weight Management and Medical Nutrition Therapy
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  • About us

    Meet our team

     

    Leeanne Azzopardi

     

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    Founder of Nutrition Health & Wellbeing, Leeanne Azzopardi provides a customised and integrated counselling approach to promote general good health and manage a range of more specific nutrition-related issues. Having completed a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and a Bachelors Degree in Food Science and Nutrition, Leeanne combines dual qualifications with great skill garnered from her experience in clinical, community health and private practice, to translate the latest nutritional information into meaningful personalised nutrition interventions to assist and empower her patients to obtain long term results and improve their health and wellbeing.

    Leeanne believes in her non dieting approach to health and nutrition, having a special interest weight management, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and gastro intestinal health. Leeanne enjoys travelling to new places, trying new restaurants, being creative in the kitchen and a nice chat with friends over wine.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition Health & Wellbeing
    • Science of Weight Management Certificate
    • Optifast Accredited Dietitian
    • Advanced Certificate of Weight Managment
    • Sports Nutrition Certificate
    • DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating ) – Diabetes Australia
    • Better Health Self Management Training

     

     

    Marie Huynh

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    Marie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN). She has completed a Bachelor and Honours degree in Food Science and Nutrition and a Masters degree in Dietetics at Deakin University. Marie believes it is important to be able to enjoy the foods you love whilst sustaining a healthy lifestyle. She is passionate about guiding and motivating her clients to find balance, as well as encouraging them to achieve their health goals and adapt lifelong changes.

    Marie specialises in developing customised nutrition plans, providing education and support to empower individuals to improve their food choices and overall health and wellbeing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Brooke Mallia

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    Brooke is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion), Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations), Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition and Masters Degree in Dietetics.

    Brooke has a keen interest in paediatric nutrition, diabetes, weight management and gastrointestinal issues, including irritable bowel syndrome, fructose malabsorption and coeliac disease. Brooke is passionate about working with clients to assist them with a return to good health and wellbeing through customised nutrition solutions.

    As a former state volleyball player, Brooke understands the importance and benefits of exercise and maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. As a mother of three Brooke also enjoys playing cricket, swimming and tennis with her children.

     

     

     

    Simone Mastronardo

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    Simone is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) having completed a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Dietetic Practice at La Trobe University.

    Simone is passionate about improving the health of individuals by providing food and nutrition advice tailored to their lifestyle, goals and health needs. She believes in empowering individuals to make gradual and sustainable changes to promote lifelong health and wellbeing. Her main interest areas include weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal health including coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and fructose and lactose malabsorption.

    In her spare time, Simone enjoys catching up with family and friends, experimenting in the kitchen, and keeping active by going for runs and playing basketball.

     

     

    Stephanie Yap

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    Stephanie Yap is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours at Monash University.

    Stephanie is skilled at employing motivational interviewing to develop tailored and realistic nutrition care plans. Her vision is to empower all Australians to have a positive relationship with food and take an active role in their own health. She also works in the hospital setting, and specialises in chronic disease, weight management and aged care.

    Outside of work, she is a keen swimmer and long-distance runner who enjoys trying out new recipes.

     

     

    Laura Arrowsmith

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    Laura is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice at La Trobe University.

    Laura is passionate about empowering individuals to achieve overall health and wellbeing, providing nutritional advice that is tailored to the individual, resulting in sustainable and lifelong changes consistent with optimal nutritional health. Laura believes that good nutrition can be achieved through healthy eating practices that incorporate a varied and balanced diet that is both nourishing and appealing. Laura provides a holistic approach, working together with clients to achieve personalised nutritional goals, ensuring dietary advice is evidence based and meal plans are budget friendly, nutritious and enjoyable. Her main areas of interest are diabetes, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal issues, paediatric nutrition, maternal health/pregnancy and breastfeeding, and aged care.

    Laura enjoys spending time with family and reading and keeping up to date with nutritional research. Laura is also a qualified chef and mother of two, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and creating delicious, nutritious recipes to share with her clients, family, and friends.

     

     

     

     

    Rachel D’Arcy

    Racel-D'Arcy-DietitianRachel is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master’s of Dietetic Practice from La Trobe University.

    As a dietitian, Rachel is passionate about fostering the relationship between nutrition, health and the pleasure of eating. She understands the importance of translating evidenced-based information into tailored advice so her clients can make sustainable and meaningful lifestyle choices. Her main areas of interest include diabetes management, allergy/intolerance and gut health including inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

    Her passions extend out of the office and into the kitchen where she enjoys cooking up a storm! She loves going for runs and keeps her mind in tip-top shape spending plenty of time relaxing with a good book.

     

     

     

    Amy Primmer

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    Amy graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Dietetic Practice.

    Amy prefers a non-diet approach to health and works together with her clients to come up with a plan that suits their needs, cooking abilities and budget. Amy believes in Health At Every Size and making small sustainable changes to improve health and wellbeing.

     

     

     

    Tonya Paris


    Tonya is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who has completed a Bachelor of Human Nutrition, a Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours) and a Masters of Dietetics at La Trobe University. She is the first author of a recently published systematic review and aspires to complete a phD in the future.

    Tonya believes that the root of good health comes from nutrition. She is passionate about promoting health and nutrition literacy, helping others achieve and sustain a flexible and mindful healthy lifestyle, provide individual simplistic nutrition advice and investigating the latest nutrition research.

    Tonya can fluently speak Greek to her clients and provides translated nutrition resources and diet plans. Her areas of interest include diabetes, weight loss, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health and the non-diet approach. Outside of work, Tonya enjoys reading nutrition articles, resistance training, socialising with friends and learning about Greek history, dance and culture.

    Michael Sacco

    Michael is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a Bachelor of Biomedicine from the University of Melbourne and Masters of Dietetic Practice from La Trobe University. Michael is passionate about helping individuals to be the best version of themselves by focusing on their food and nutrition. His main areas of interest include Weight Loss and Diabetes due to his own experiences with losing weight.

    In his spare time, Michael enjoys a busy social life with his family and friends as well as an immense desire to expand his knowledge on health and nutrition.

    We are a highly qualified and experienced group of Dietitians providing you with specialised dietary education, support and eating plans tailored to your individual needs to assist in achieving your goals and creating long term success.