Rachel Jeffery is an Accredited Practising Dietitian* (APD) and Accredited Practising Nutritionist. She believes that food is there to be enjoyed as well as nourish. Everything in moderation is the key indulging in favourite foods while maintaining a healthy diet. The secret is “pleasure not avoidance”. dietitian geelong
Rachel believes food rejuvenates the soul and an occasional treat can help revive us, as much as the healthiest food product can. It is this no-nonsense attitude and balanced view that is making Rachel a popular media commentator on all things diet and nutrition. With expertise in adult lifestyle diseases, diabetes, sports and paediatric nutrition, Rachel is able to offer a broad base of knowledge in the field of dietetics.
Dietitian’s such as Rachel have become well known faces on our television screens, assisting us with deciphering good & bad fats, high & low glycemic indexes and proteins vs. carbs in our diets.
Previously Rachel was the Ambassador for IGA Supermarket’s Food4Life Program. Prior to moving to the TAC, Rachel was at the forefront of dietetics in the medical field in her role at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. With her bubbly personality and a string of accreditation’s in the field of Nutrition & Dietetics, Rachel is the new breed of Nutrition expert, spurred on by the great work already achieved by her colleagues before her.
Rachel first completed a degree in Science at Deakin University in1990, and then went on to gain her Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University in 1992. She has completed further specialised dietetics training and study in Paediatric, Diabetes Education and Sports Nutrition. After working in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for four years, Rachel returned to Australia to continue her work as a dietitian and begun for foray into the media realm.
Rachel began her work in the media with the first of 6 television advertisements filmed for the Kraft Kitchens campaign. She presented the Nutrition segment on Channel Seven’s series for IGA called Food4Life, in 2007 and was a Victorian representative for the Dieticians Association of Australia. Currently Rachel is the Nutrition consultant for Chefs Ink and regularly writes for Food On Tap. She is a private consultant and independent Dietitian spokesperson for print, radio and television media requests.