Lily Macfarlane

Lily Macfarlane

Accredited Practising Dietitian
Accredited Nutritionist
Wed & Thurs
In-person & Telehealth

My Story

Hi, my name is Lily and I’m an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

I grew up in the Perth Hills area where my grandparents owned an orchard. From a very young age, I learnt where my food came from, which nurtured my love and passion for everything food. Having half Italian heritage, the Mediterranean diet was everything I knew and connected to. I was immersed in a world of delicious, authentic Italian dishes cooked with love by my Nonna, Mum or Aunties which I now cook for my own 3 children.

Prior to having children, I worked in the mines in the Eastern Wheatbelt as a Health and Lifestyle Co-ordinator. Food has always interested me, especially from a nutrition and health perspective which then led me to study dietetics in my later years. As a Dietitian, I have worked in bariatrics which included pre-surgical screening for disordered eating and eating disorders and managing post-surgical complications. I also have experience in Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, fatty liver, Coeliac disease, GORD, and many other chronic diseases. I enjoy supporting nutrition across the lifespan from infant nutrition through to women’s health, including endo, PCOS, menopause and older adults. I have a special interest in paediatric feeding, and as a busy mum of 3 kids (aged 8 months, 2 years, and 9 years), I can relate first-hand when it comes to the complexities of feeding infants and children. In addition, I have family members and friends who have children who are neurodivergent. I understand the challenges this presents with eating on the background of differences in sensory processing, interoceptive awareness, executive functioning as well as the impacts of medication. This is an area I am highly passionate about to support individuals and families.

What I LOVE about dietetics is getting to know my patients, their unique story and helping tailor advice to their specific nutrition-related needs. I am grateful for this opportunity to be working alongside an amazing team at Dietwise and I look forward to working with you.  

I’m a huge fan of mindfulness and meditation, and on the weekends in summer you will find me and my family anywhere near water, paddle boarding and swimming! I particularly love Rottnest as it holds a special place in my heart as that’s where I got married.

Training & Credentials

  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics- Edith Cowan University

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Bioscience)- Edith Cowan University

  • Paediatric Nutrition for Dietitians- Queensland Health

  • Paediatric Eating and Feeding Course for Dietitians- Maddie Todd

  • Clinical Dietetics for Bariatric Surgery- Dietitians Australia 

  • ASCIA Food Allergy e-Training - ASCIA


  • Dietitians Association

  • Dietitian Connection

My Favourite Quote

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

- Buddha

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