MEET THE TEAM

fullsizeoutput_4bd9.jpeg

MELANIE WALTERS, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, Associate. Melanie is passionate about food and cooking. She became a dietitian to combine her love of food and her desire to help others. She has a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University as well as Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Food and Nutrition from Charles Sturt University. She has previously worked in private practice in the Ipswich and Western Suburbs areas, looking after a diverse range of patients, including a number of DVA and NDIS patients. 

Melanie enjoys helping people optimise their health and wellbeing through improving their lifestyle. She provides patients with evidence-based nutrition strategies to help them meet their goals through practical dietary recommendations and sustainable health and lifestyle changes.

Her interest and experience covers a broad range of conditions including; weight management, diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and metabolic syndrome, PCOS, cancer, gastro-intestinal conditions, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular issues. She enjoys working with people across the lifespan, from children to the elderly. 

When she is not at work, she is busy looking after her two young daughters, collecting recipes books and trying new restaurants. She is also busy teaching her family and friends about healthy eating!

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Weight Loss Surgery  

  • PCOS, Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes,

  • Chronic Disease Management

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Food Allergy and Intolerance (Low chemical, FODMAPS)

  • Gastrointenstinal (Inflammatory Bowel Disease, diverticular disease, Irritable Bowel, Coeliac)

  • Cancer and management of nutritional issues

  • Nutrition support for weight gain in the elderley

  • Mindful Eating

  • Weight Management

  • Meal Planning

Mel is looking forward to being able to assist you with your health goals.

photoliz_edited.JPG 2016-1-5-20:8:21

LIZ FORSYTH, Director, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist. She has been practising for the past 19 years both in Australia and the UK. She completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) in Brisbane and has since practised in many areas of dietetics including hospital based acute care, community based clinics, workplace & corporate health programs and private practice. She has also furthered her studies as an Accredited Sports Dietitian  through Sports Dietitians Australia.


Her experience covers a broad range of medical conditions which benefit from nutritional therapy and dietary modification including weight loss,diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and metabolic syndrome, cancer, gastro-intestinal conditions,high cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. She provides practical individualised advice.


Liz has pursued her passion for health and lifestyle modification and now enjoys promoting optimal health including weight management and the Non-Dietiting Approach, addressing metabolic dysfunction; and improvement in body composition and performance through sports nutrition. She promotes optimum health and physical performance, for which she uses the term 'Lifestyle Nutrition'. In establishing the practice, Liz's vision is for DNA Nutrition Group (Dietitian-Nutritionists Australia) to be synonymous with exceptional service, latest research and providing the missing link that connects you to an optimal state of health that we all deserve.


As a mother of 3, Liz lives on the beautiful Tweed Coast where she applies her skills of dietary and lifestyle planning while juggling a busy household.

YMKE De VRIES, Dietetic Assistant. Having studied Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition & Dietetics) Ymke has been able to apply her knowledge and people skills. She is a valuable part of our team and is here to assist you on the phone with bookings and enquiries. She is also passionate about creating useful, evidence-based dietary resources and making them accessible to our clients through consultations, meal plans, books and social media.

Ymke hopes to one day complete her Nutrition & Dietetics studies and become a qualified Dietitian.

 

1300 766 807

©2020 by DNA Nutrition Group Pty Ltd