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Qualifications

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist - Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Master of Nutrition & Dietetics - The University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Nutrition & Metabolism) - The University of Sydney
  • Nutrition Therapy for Fertility & Pregnancy Course by Nutrition Plus

Hi! I am Stefanie, I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist and the director of The Dietologist, based in Sydney, Australia.

I help women (just like you!) take control of their lifestyle and transform their diet to improve their fertility.

I started my journey into women's health and fertility nutrition after starting my work as a dietitian in children's nutrition, learning how to start children off on the very boost foot with healthy habits and a balanced relationship with food.

I thought I was getting in early by working with children...

Until I learned about early life nutrition, which spans the first 1000 days of life from the 3-6 months before a child is even conceived (when the egg and sperm are maturing inside mothers and fathers), up to a child's second birthday.

What children eat, drink and are exposed to from the time they were just two cells to the time they are asking "but why, Mama?" can literally change the way your child's genetics are being read and even affect their risk of chronic health conditions in later life, such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, allergies & eczema.

And it all begins with women and men nourishing themselves well in advance of parenthood.

In fact, being a responsible parent starts well before you are bringing baby into your perfectly designed nursery...

I also began to read up on the research, that making a few simple (but effective) dietary changes in the months leading up to conception can have a significant impact on fertility success, by about 69% in fact! 

All these dietary strategies and more are covered in my 4-week online program, The Waiting Game 

Pretty mind-blowing, right?

I also work with women with various hormonal concerns such as PCOS, endometriosis, restoring regular periods and ovulation (amenorrhoea), thyroid issues, primary ovarian insufficiency and gut health concerns such as irritable bowel syndrome.

For the gents, I help support optimal sperm health through lifestyle changes which can really transform sperm results in a matter of months, in my Signature Pre-conception Nutrition Program for couples.

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If you're thinking about your current or future fertility and wanting to take control of the aspects you can change like your diet (unlike your age or medical history) then you are in the right place.

Ready to take the next step? Head on over to Services to find out how you can work with me!

2020 COLLABORATIONS...

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Nutrition Plus is a group of experienced dietitians who specialise in reproductive and prenatal nutrition. To join the Nutrition Plus team, dietitians undergo comprehensive assessment and training, so that you can be assured that when it comes to reproductive and prenatal nutrition, you are receiving the best services possible. Consequently, I am proud to be a member of the Nutrition Plus alliance!