Alex is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over five years experience in the food and health industry. During her study, Alex gained experience in clinical and community placements (rural and metropolitan), and since graduating has enjoyed being employed within Perth as both a private practice dietitian and nutritional public speaker. Alex has also worked overseas developing and conducting nutritional education classes and cooking classes to young children. Alex joined the Better Health Nutrition & Fitness team in July 2015, and is qualified to translate scientific evidence into easy and practical advice. Alex is cheery, understanding and resourceful, and will work with her clients to develop a healthy attitude towards eating and (most importantly) enjoying food. Alex has experience with weight loss (including Mindful Eating), Diabetes (Type I and Type II), PCOS, Thyroid Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia and Kidney Failure.
Alex’s favourite food is ice cream.
"Eat food, not too much. Mostly plants”
Fran Foulkes-Taylor Accredited Practising Dietitian
BSc Health Science (Nutrition Major) Masters Degree in Dietetics at Curtin University
Fran is an Accredited Practising Dietitian whose dietary advice focuses on meeting her clients’ specific needs and circumstances through finding lifestyle changes that are achievable, sustainable, and evidence-based.
With a broad range of experience in clinical and community dietetics, in both rural and metropolitan settings, Fran has a unique ability to be able to adapt to what ever her patient needs are. Fran has skills in public speaking, and enjoys delivering nutrition talks to various groups in the community. In 2015 Fran presented at the Dietitian’s Association of Australia National Conference with findings from her research, based on children’s lunchbox snacks. She has gained additional skills through her volunteering, such as working with Foodbank WA, speaking to school children about healthy eating, and health promotion at community events, such as for Australia’s Healthy Weight Week.
Fran is a friendly, enthusiastic, and compassionate dietitian. She has a special interest in weight loss, diabetes (Type I and Type II), irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Fran’s favourite food is lamb (preferably slow-cooked!)
Bachelor of Science (major in Biochemistry) - University of Melbourne Master of Dietetic Practice - La Trobe University
Christie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian from Melbourne. Her dietetic experience includes working at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and Co-Health Community centres. To date, she has managed patients with cardiovascular disease, both type 1 and 2 diabetes, malnutrition, reflux (GORD), irritable bowel disease, coeliac disease and mental illness.
Christie enjoys running group education classes and has presented a number of nutrition talks to groups ranging from Aboriginal communities to sporting teams such as the Perth Thunder ice-hockey team. Christie has a genuine approach that focuses on boosting client confidence and knowledge. Her advice is individualised to promote sustainable and enjoyable dietary changes for each client.
Christie’s particular areas of interest include coeliac disease, mindful eating for weight-loss and both type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus. She is passionate about healthy home cooking and learning about food from cultures around the world. Christie’s favourite food is fresh seafood.
“Eat natural foods, listen to your body and treat yourself with kindness.”
BSc (Nutrition) – Curtin University Master of Dietetics – Curtin University
Babette is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has experience in clinical and community dietetics, both in the rural and metropolitan setting. Babette enjoys delivering nutrition talks and has presented to a range of audiences including school children and nursing home residents.
Babette has completed the ISAK level 1 anthropometry course and has a keen interest in nutrition research, co-authoring a research paper published in 2016 investigating the effect of a synthetic soluble fibre on postprandial glycaemia and satiety. Babette has also enjoyed volunteering for the Better Health Nutrition & FitnessOrganisation, Australia’s Healthy Weight Week and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day.
Babette is dedicated to providing each client with an individualised and evidence-based service that will allow them to achieve their nutrition and health goals. Babette has a special interest in weight loss, diabetes (Type I and Type II), PCOS, hypercholesterolaemia, malnutrition and irritable bowel syndrome.
Babette’s favourite food is sushi.
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients” – Julia Child