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)