A consummate healthy foodie, Judy Davie founded The Food Coach (www.thefoodcoach.com.au), a personal-training service in healthy eating, in 2001. She recognised that despite the literature available on nutrition, people were increasingly confused about how they should eat, and they were lacking valuable cooking skills. A self-trained cook, Judy studied psychology, macrobiotic cooking and food as medicine, and she draws on the skills of others to provide her comprehensive website on food and nutrition. She’s passionate about inspiring people to improve their eating habits and learn that healthy food does taste great.
Judy has recently joined Prevention magazine as food editor, and is also the author and co-author of three books: The Food Coach, Read the Label, and Star Foods. She writes articles for other food and health publications including Body + Soul, and is a frequent contributor on radio and TV. She’s also an enthusiastic and engaging presenter to corporate and community groups.
Judy’s popular swap-this-for-that cooking classes show people how to enjoy their favourite foods without compromising their health. She developed her ever-expanding online-video collection to teach people how to cook healthy food.
If you have a healthy-food product you would like to showcase in one of The Food Coach videos or want to book Judy for a presentation, you can contact her directly at
Phone/Fax: +61 (0)2 9362 0269
Mobile: +61 (0)413 831 697
Email: j u d y @ t h e f o o d c o a c h . c o m . a u
Bach Arts, Ad Dip Applied Science, Ad Dip Nutrition, Cert Iridology, Cert Aust Bush Flowers
A dedicated nutritionist, Amy is a firm believer that true health can be created through optimum nutrition. After studying for four years at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, she graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Applied Science and Nutrition. Amy is aware that everyone's body is different and needs to be treated accordingly, and specialises in designing meal plans and addressing health conditions using nutrition and supplement advice.
Amy also has qualifications in Iridology and Bush Flower Essence therapy, using these modalities to further explore the link between the body, food and emotional wellbeing.
With a passion for writing, Amy completed a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in English at the University of New South Wales. Working for The Food Coach for the past four years she has researched and written countless articles about whole foods, specific nutrients and their effect on the body; distributed throughout Australia and internationally via the online newsletter. Amy believes that "we are what we eat," and by making the right diet and lifestyle choices we can increase the wellbeing of body, mind and spirit.
Amy practices in Sydney online for The Food Coach, and also conducts private nutrition consultations.
Ph: +61 (0)414 251 211
Email: a m y @ t h e f o o d c o a c h . c o m . a u
BA App Sc. Naturopathy, Grad Dip. Naturopathy
Lisa Costa Bir maintains a clinical practice in South Sydney and specialises in food as medicine, well-being & weight loss. Having experienced the benefits of good nutrition and the subsequent good health it can bring, Lisa is passionate about helping others discover the same benefits. In her spare time Lisa enjoys cooking & writing about food and health.
Lisa consults privately in South Sydney. To book a consultation please contact Lisa below:
Email: l i s a . b e i n b a l a n c e @ g m a i l . c o m
Inner Health Outer Beauty (Random House 2009),
Star Foods (co-authored with Judy Davie, ABC Books 2008, US title '101 Healthiest Foods'),
The Low GI Diet and The Low GI Diet Cookbook (Hachette Livre, 2004/8), and
Reality Food (ABC Books, 2003)
Columnist: Sunday Life magazine & expert for ACP Parenting Group magazines
Joanna McMillan is a registered nutritionist and accredited practising dietitian with a PhD in nutritional science from the University of Sydney. She is also a trained fitness leader and taught group exercise classes for almost 15 years. She is passionate about quality food, loves to eat and loves to cook, and firmly believes that these qualities lie at the heart of healthy living and achieving the best possible diet.
Joanna is a popular media spokesperson on TV, radio and print media, and has been the resident nutritionist for TODAY on the Nine Network for the last three years. Joanna is an accomplished presenter and lecturer and was awarded the 2006 Presenter of the Year award by the Australian Fitness Network. She is a sought after presenter at both public and industry events in Australian and the UK. She is also a fervent supporter of Australian fresh produce. Currently she is ambassador for a high antioxidant range of vegetables Vital Vegetables, for a new cereal brand Goodness Superfoods and for the Australian Olive Oil Association.
Joanna operates a nutrition consultancy service from a boutique fitness and lifestyle studio B.FIRM in Paddington, Sydney. To make an appointment to see Joanna for a personal nutrition consult please email n u t r i t i o n @ b f i r m . c o m . a u
M Sci Med (RHHG), BHSc (Nat), ND
Leah is an experienced and respected clinician. Her primary passion is her clinical practice where she is inspired and humbled by her patients. She loves supporting people to reach their individual health goals and improve their quality of life.
She has completed extensive advanced training and is a university lecturer, keynote speaker, author and educator to her peers. She is also the Naturopath and Fertility and Pregnancy expert for a number of media platforms and is a regular media spokesperson in her industry.
Leah leads by example, remembering to live life to the fullest and believes that ill-health is merely a stepping stone to help you reclaim your true state of being. She subscribes passionately to the importance of ‘practitioner heal thyself’ so that she can be the best inspiration for change in others.
The Natural Health and Fertility Centre
Phone: 1300 78 70 66
Email: l e a h @ n a t u r a l h e a l t h f e r t i l i t y . c o m
Bachelor Natural Therapies, Diploma Nutrition,
Certificate Ayurveda, Member ATMS
Cherie Lyden is a passionate nutritionist, foodie and mother. Her special interest is in children's health and she believes that children need to be inspired and encouraged to eat good food from a young age. One of her aims is to educate families in the importance of good nutrition, so that parents and their children have a balanced and sensible approach to healthy eating.
Cherie develops quick, healthy and delicious children’s recipes for parents/carers and children to make, on The Food Coach Website. She draws on many years experience in the food industry, both hands-on in the kitchen and also managing and creating nutritious food plans for schools. Her love of wholefoods, seasonal produce and cooking, means she is able to create simple recipes and eating plans that guide and inspire parents/carers and their children, on healthy everyday foods for life.
Cherie is also a columnist for Your Body magazine, as well as a contributor to various other major news stand magazines and websites.
Cherie consults privately on family’s eating plans. To make an appointment please contact:
Phone: +61 (0)412 415 823
Email: c h e r i e @ l y d e n v i t a l i t y . c o m
Emma Stirling is an Australian accredited practising dietitian (APD), nutrition writer and editor of a blog by dietitians - The Scoop on Nutrition www.scoopnutrition.com
During her early career Emma worked in Hong Kong for the BBC World News channel. Today, Emma utilises her media skills as media spokesperson and nutrition writer for consumer and health professional media. This includes her role as Nutrition Editor of Weight Watchers magazine and regular contributor to other titles including Good Health and Diabetic Living magazines, plus GI news. She has collaborated on a number of books including Enjoy Too, which was short listed for a World Cookbook Fair award for best health cookbook. As well as, Let’s Eat Right for Kids by Karen Inge, winner of the 2006 Food Media Club Award for Best Nutrition Writing.
Her clinical dietetic work includes a period at the leading paediatric hospital in the United Kingdom, Great Ormond St Hospital for Children, where her interest in children’s nutrition was born. Emma has two children aged 6 and 8.
Emma is Director of Scoop Nutrition and is experienced in planning and implementing strategic nutrition communication programs for the food, health and related industries. She was a founding director of The Food Group Australia, a nutrition and health communication company based in Sydney. Emma also held the position of Manager, Food and Lifestyle at the global public relations company, Hill and Knowlton.
Emma maintains a high level of professional development, being a member of various nutrition-related organisations including the Dietitians Association of Australia, Nutrition Australia and the Australian Medical Writers Association. Emma holds a Masters of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Deakin University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Physiology from The University of Melbourne.
Glenn is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 30 years in clinical and public health nutrition, including 10 years as consultant dietitian to the National Heart Foundation and five years with the Children’s Hospital in Sydney.
He has given nutrition and health keynotes throughout Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Spain, India, South Africa, Ireland and Britain, on sports nutrition, feeding children and healthy eating for a long life. He also advises the public, the food industry, health professionals, parents, teachers and university students, having been a guest lecturer at Curtin University since 1988 and a lecturer at Edith Cowan University for four years.
In 2003 he was made a Life Member of Nutrition Australia for services to nutrition education and judged WA Professional Speaker of the Year. He runs his own nutrition consultancy company.
Glenn makes frequent TV and radio appearances, and has written regular nutrition columns for the Sunday Times, the West Australian, Good Medicine and Business Directions. He has written four books, Diet Addiction, Gold Medal Nutrition, Top Blokes’ Food Manual and Getting Kids to Eat Well. The 4th edition (2006) of Gold Medal Nutrition was published in the USA for international distribution. In 2006 he was invited onto the Editorial Board for the Healthy Food Guide magazine.
For 14 seasons he was the sports dietitian for the West Coast Eagles, and for five years worked with the Perth Wildcats. He was the nutrition and performance adviser to the Western Force for their first two seasons, the Perth-based team in the Rugby Super 14s competition. In 2002, he was fortunate enough to travel to Chicago with Australian fast bowler Brett Lee to conduct fluid loss and sweat testing profiles.
He is worth listening to, if only because he believes chocolate and a good red are essential food groups, for adults anyway.
His free newsletter and e-books are available from www.glenncardwell.com.
Craig Harper is one of Australia's leading presenters, educators, motivators and commentators in the areas of health,
fitness and personal development. Craig has been an integral part of the Australian fitness landscape since 1982.
In that time he has worked as a personal trainer, corporate consultant, personal development speaker,
university lecturer, AFL conditioning coach, radio host, TV commentator, writer and successful business owner.
In 1988 Craig established Harper's Personal Training, which over the last twenty years has evolved into one of the
largest businesses of its kind in the world, completing over 80,000 Personal Training sessions annually.
Craig can be heard regularly on the ABC, GOLD FM, SBS, SEN and LIGHT FM radio stations in Melbourne.
He can also be seen weekly as the host of Foxtel's Living Life Now and as a fitness expert for Network Ten's '9AM' morning show and The Biggest Loser.
As well as having authored four books, Craig is also the driving force behind Australia's most successful personal development website -
Holly Davis has been a long time champion for the attainment of great health through the use of organic wholefoods and sustainable life practices. Her style and view have transformed from die-hard macrobiotic began that she was when she founded "Iku wholefoods" in 1985, to her inclusive, creative, real food style today. Holly's vision to "feed people love" has endured and is expressed in her inspiring and informative cookery classes, through her articles and when she is catering or consulting to private or commercial clients.
When cooking and teaching Holly draws on her understanding the Five Element Theory, and the wisdom of pre-industrialized societies.
Holly is the patron on the MINDD Foundation, which is committed to providing bio medical answers to ADD, Autism, Asthma and more. She is an advocate of superior quality, local produce attained as a result of biodynamic and organic farming practices.
Author : Nourish
Holly's first cook book and made wholefood a desirable option. It can be found in many of the best kitchens in Australia, Britain and the USA.
Nourish has sold out and Holly is currently writing her second cookbook.
Holly's food has been featured in amongst others: Vogue Entertaining, Elle Cuisine, new Woman , Gourmet vegetarian, Grazia and she is currently a member of the health pages team at news Publishing's Notebook magazine.
PO BOX 923
Tel: +61 (0)412 411 242
h o l l y @ f o o d b y h o l l y d a v i s . c o m
For more information about Holly's cooking classes visit http://www.foodbyhollydavis.com/images/classes.htm
Emma Sgourakis, The Nutrition Coach, is a certified nutritionist with 10 years clinical experience in health retreats, clinics and private practice around Australia. She has trained in Melbourne and in The U.S. and practices privately in Sydney and Melbourne, also consulting interstate and internationally via Skype.
"In my professional experience, every body needs an individual approach to achieving their best health, and Nutrition should be person-specific. This is why I work closely with my clients as a personal Nutrition Coach, over consecutive weeks/months, providing on-going support, to tailor their perfect eating plan.
Nutrition has become an unnecessarily complicated subject. I aim to bring clarity amongst the confusion to help my clients unlearn the nonsense, arm them with the knowledge they need, and a deep understanding of their body and its daily interactions with food. Mine is a uniquely thorough and personalised, yet practical lifestyle-based approach.
My philosophy is based in the fundamentals of human biology, inspired by traditional cuisines, and backed by conclusive science and cutting-edge research. I emphasize pure, digestible, non-inflammatory, anti-ageing, functional foods, that are as delicious as they are nourishing, eaten in balance and at a frequency suited to your metabolic needs.
The information I share with my clients challenges mainstream thinking of what is "health food", however brings results they hadn't found with conventional "diets" and one-size-all, cookie-cutter approaches.
My clients range from busy mum, corporate travelers, professional athletes, fussy youngsters, old/sick/elderly, as well as healthy young individuals wanting to feel and function at their best, gain a deeper understanding of nutrition and delay premature ageing through better food choices. Through nutrition I treat clients (local and international) who struggle with varied ailments including foodintolerances, excess weight, digestive disorders, infertility, hormonal imbalances, metabolic damage, hypothyroidism, inflammatory conditions, insomnia and fatigue, sports nutrition and pre-conception, to bring about balance, optimize detoxification and support the body in healing naturally."
Contact Emma, The Nutrition Coach, for more details about her private consults/programs, shopping outings, group luncheons and corporate work, testimonials, press, articles and Blog.
Emma regularly contributes to Australian media publications and recently collaborated with the team at Food Matters to produce her first cookbook.
She resides in Paddington Sydney, practices what she preaches, loves food, dabbles in traditional French cookery and relishes in her continuous nutrition research.
Certified Clinical Nutritionist, ACNM, Dip Hlth Sc (Nut)
Certified Pilates Instructor, Physicalmind Institute
Intelligent Detox Counsellor, Rose Program N.Y.C.
Metabolic Blueprint, L.A.
ATMS accredited member
Dr Libby Weaver (Ph.D) is one of Australasia's leading nutrition specialists and weight loss experts based in Auckland, New Zealand. Libby completed her Ph.D examining biochemical and nutritional factors in children with autism at The University of Newcastle. The outcomes of which have affected the way in which the condition is treated in Australia and now also in New Zealand. It was through this work that Libby came to better understand the role various hormones play in influencing our bodies shape and size, our appetites, our responses to exercise and stress, clarity of thought, sleep patterns and a host of other behaviours.
Libby's passion for empowering people to make optimum health choices has led her to consult privately with individuals, in the corporate health arena, as well as with universities and the media. She is the author of three best-selling books Accidentally Overweight, Rushing Woman's Syndrome and The Real Food Chef.
Dr Libby was invited to speak on the main stage at the USANA Health Convention 24-27 August 2011, in Salt Lake City, bringing her powerful holistic health messages to life to more than six thousand people. She shared the stage with the likes of Billie-Jean King and Chris Gardner, whose life was portrayed by Will Smith in the film The Pursuit of Happyness. She was invited back for the 2012 event to join an array of keynote speakers including world leading health experts such as Dr Oz.
Dr Libby has recently published her third book The Real Food Chef, co-authored by Chef Cynthia Louise. Recently, it was the third biggest selling book in Whitcoulls behind Richie McCaw and Annabel Langbeins new books. The Real Food Chef is packed with nourishing recipes, inspiring quotes and nutritional information.
Ben Longley is the owner of The Fit Stop, a personal training & group training facility in St Kilda East, Melbourne.
The Fit Stop specializes in helping local residents lose weight, tone up, and get in the best shape of their lives using only the most tried and tested, proven training methods and nutrition advice.
Ben has a Health Science background at university where he majored in human anatomy and physiology and has been a personal trainer for over 10 years, having worked with literally hundreds of clients over this time in 1-on-1 training, small group training and large Bootcamps.
Ben has a keen passion for all things to do with fat loss, strength & conditioning and nutrition and is a big believer in constantly learning and improving, and still continues with his ongoing education on a daily basis.
Ben writes his own health & fitness blog over at www.TheFitStop.com.au
and you can find out more about his services by clicking the link below.
The Fit Stop - Personal training St Kilda East