“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~Jim Rohn
Nisha Thacker is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a diverse nutrition and dietetic experience. APDs are university-qualified experts in nutrition and dietetics.
Having lived in India, Toronto and Australia has made her strongly believe in the adage “You are what you eat”. The fact that food assumes significance in all cultures has been reiterated time and again in all her experiences. She understood this not only during her academic years but also during her time spent at work and as a dietetic observer in Australian and Canadian hospitals.
To better understand the fascinating relationship between food, nutrients, dietary pattern, gut bacteria and gastrointestinal health, Nisha is now undertaking PhD at University of Newcastle.
Nisha is passionate about health and she hopes to contribute to the goal of keeping people healthy by imparting valuable knowledge and evidence-based advice about food and nutrition. Nisha loves to cook and share her cooking experience and recipe modifications.
APD is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia.
AN APD CAN:
- Assess individual nutritional needs and nutritional status
- Develop personalised medical nutrition therapy plans
- Cater to a range of medical conditions
- Clarify nutrition facts and fictions
- Deliver group nutrition education sessions
- Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (Griffith University, Australia)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics (S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai, India)
- Bachelor of Science (Home Science: Majors in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics) (Mumbai University, India)
- Gastrointestinal diseases: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Diverticular disease, Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease
- Food Allergy/intolerance
- Paediatric Nutrition (Nutrition in Infants and Children): Faltering Growth, Fussy Eating, Introducing solids/complimentary foods
- Vegetarian/Vegan nutrition
- Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes (Diabetes during pregnancy) and other endocrine disorders.
- Crohn’s Disease dietary therapy (includes Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet i.e. CDED)
- Low FODMAP Dietary approach by Monash University
- Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics from Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
- SOS Approach to feeding