Accredited Practising Dietitian
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Hi there! I’m Alissa, an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist born and raised in Perth, with a proud Italian heritage.
In my past career, I was a sales assistant by day, and personal trainer and fitness instructor by night! After seven years in these roles, I finally took the plunge to go on to fulfil my long time dream of becoming a Dietitian.
I started my dietetic career in a private practice specialising in all types of diabetes management including Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes, GDM (gestational diabetes), LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults), and MODY (Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young). I also saw patients with a wide range of other chronic health conditions such as high cholesterol, fatty liver, PCOS, endometriosis, and kidney disease to name a few, as well as weight concerns, people experiencing disordered eating or feeling stuck in the chronic dieting cycle. Having worked in a bariatric surgery clinic, I also have experience in managing post-surgical gastrointestinal symptoms and ensuring optimal nutrition status is achieved and maintained to prevent deficiencies. I also have a strong interest in gut health and IBS management, including the implementation of the low FODMAP diet.
Sparked by my past lived experience, I have always dreamt of providing support to people from all walks of life living with an eating disorder (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and ARFID). I understand first-hand the importance of working with a team of clinicians who are genuinely compassionate, patient, and well-informed.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental space with the understanding that everyone’s journey and story is unique. I strive to work with people to create a plan that is as unique as each individual presentation. I’m grateful to join people on their journey as they work towards improving their overall health through nutrition, healing their relationship with food and breaking up with diet culture.
In my spare time, you’ll find me at the beach or eating out at restaurants and cafes (mostly Italian ones!). I am also a fur-mum of 13 years to Cola the cat, who loves to nap with me on Sunday afternoons.
Training & Credentials
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics – Edith Cowan University
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) – Edith Cowan University
Community Training for Dietitians: The Essentials – Inside Out Institute for Eating Disorders
Low FODMAP Diet and IBS Training (currently completing) – Monash University
Paediatric Eating and Feeding Course for Dietitians (currently completing) – Maddie Todd
Type 1 Diabetes Management for Dietitians – Dietitians Australia
Pre-pregnancy Planning and Care for Women with Diabetes – National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)
CPA Nutrition Care Process for Dietitians Working in Disability – Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Aboriginal Mental Health Training Course – WA Health
SHIFT: Shifting the Narrative on Obesity – WA Health
ASCIA Food Allergy e-Training – ASCIA
Certificate III and IV in Fitness – Australian Institute of Fitness
Dietitians Australia (DA)
National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My Italian Nonna’s homemade gnocchi followed by chocolate for dessert!