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Hi there, thanks for checking out my site. I’m Madeleine, a Nutritionist, Dietitian and Nurse. Having worked in the healthcare industry for 16 years I have seen the effects that malnutrition, inadequate diets and unhealthy food behaviours have on one’s health. I know how essential a nutritious diet is to chronic disease prevention and management, as well as establishing a healthy relationship with food.
That Healthy Girl was started as an online space to share my passion and knowledge on all things food and nutrition, while myth-busting topical nutrition issues for my friends and family.

I have been intrigued by food my whole life, and was fortunately exposed to a healthy diet growing up (thanks to Mum and Dad). This balanced upbringing, as well as my own struggles with food intolerance has given me a greater appreciation for good nutrition, and the intrinsic relationship nutrients have on so many aspects of our health.

For years nutrition was overlooked as a contributor to health, however thanks to ongoing and ever changing nutrition research, I believe there is nutrition resurgence occurring, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of it.

The boring stuff (formal qualifications): I’m an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). In addition to being a Dietitian, I am also a Registered Nurse (RN), registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

I have degrees in Health Science, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a Bachelor of Nursing. I believe learning is a life long venture, the more you know, the more you realise you need to learn.

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Random facts: 

  • I am petrified of heights, and prefer to keep myself firmly on ground
  • I have travelled the world extensively and of course sampled local cuisine along the way, my favourite place being Dubrovnik with it’s fresh seafood smorgasbords and homemade bread

Ultimately, I love helping people, and do hope that at the very least I can inspire you to make healthier choices to be the best version of yourself.

Thanks for stopping by, Madeleine.

DISCLAIMER: Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal. Opinions or thoughts expressed in this blog do not represent those of people, institutions or companies that I am associated with in a professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. I have no affiliation with or receive any benefits from companies or organisations mentioned in posts on That Healthy Girl. From time to time I may provide a review and my opinion on sample products, this will be clearly stated on the post. Written content provided on this blog is meant for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide or replace medical advice, nor should it be used to diagnose, treat or cure illness. 

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