Hi, I'm Danijela
Thanks for stopping by! I'm a nutritionist by trade, and hugely fascinated by food and the power it has on health. This naturally sparked a career in nutrition, where I'm passionate about educating others on the power of positive dietary and lifestyle changes.
My food philosophy - is centered around celebrating foods and ingredients in their natural state, or close to it. Here they're brimming with nutrients that support health. While my nutrition training makes me a little pragmatic, I’m a total foodie and adore cooking, eating and anything food related (which lead to the pursuit of culinary training late 2018!). I love chocolate, and eat it regularly. I don't like dietary labels, restriction, putting foods in good/bad piles, or having any foods unnecessarily off-limits. Life is short, eat the cake - but keep in mind, quality of life is important too! I believe great health is built on consistency, not perfectionism.
My blog - is my creative corner online where I share recipes from culinary endeavors and blogs on health topics, usually inspired by conversations with clients. I adore creating content, and my hope is that it provides wellness inspiration to you, the reader, whether in the kitchen or mind.
As for right now - I work full-time across community, corporate wellness and clinical nutrition. Within the community I'm based at a care and protection facility for children and young people in South Auckland. As a part of this role, I manage a food education program, teaching gardening and healthy cooking skills to a wide age-range of youth. In nutrition practise, I'm available for nutrition consultations through Feel Fresh Nutrition. Click here for more on clinical consultations.
My formal qualifications
Bachelor of Science, double majoring in Human Nutrition and Physiology (Massey University, NZ)
Registered Nutritionist (Nutrition Society of New Zealand, NSNZ)
Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends (Le Cordon Bleu, London)
Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety and Hygiene - Retail (Royal Society of Public Health, London)
ISAK Level One - Anthropometry Course (Auckland University of Technology, NZ)