Speciality: Weight Management, Malnutrition, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, IBS, Dietary Intolerances, Bariatric Surgery, Oncology, Gastrointestinal Conditions, Disability and Aged Care.
Education: Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics
Biography: Jean-Mari is originally from South Africa, immigrated to New Zealand and have now lived in Australia for the past 11 years. She became a dietitian to combine her love of food and desire to help others. She enjoys helping people optimise their health and well-being by nurturing the body with wholesome foods.
She started her career specialising in bariatric surgery, weight management and aged care nutrition. She developed a great interest in the psychological aspects of eating behaviours, benefits of counselling, and mindful eating. She also spent a few years specialising in oncology, weight gain and managing the associated nutrition impact symptoms from various treatments.
Jean-Mari provides practical and evidenced-based nutritional advice to help her patients achieve long-term results. She has a passion for individualised care alongside working with families. Jean-Mari prides herself on providing compassionate patient centered care. With an appreciation of culture and individuality, as well as a contagious enthusiasm for good food, she endeavours to motivate and empower her patients to pursue healthy dietary behaviours and guide them to work through priorities and barriers as they move towards achieving their individual health and nutritional goals. Jean-Mari believes everyone should have the opportunity to experience the pleasures of food while also staying healthy and feeling great.