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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 our 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 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. I love chocolate, and eat it regularly.  I don't like restriction, putting foods in good/bad piles, or having foods 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 endeavours 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 the reader, whether in the kitchen or mind!

As for right now - I'm currently on a study sabbatical pursuing culinary training in Europe (exciting!). But usually, I work full-time across community and clinical nutrition. Within the community I'm based at a care and protection facility for children and young people in South Auckland. Here 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)

  • Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety and Hygiene - Retail (Royal Society of Public Health, London)

  • ISAK level one (Auckland University of Technology, NZ)