Educating, Engaging and connecting.
Reversing the obesity trend.
Evidence based Nutrition Education & Support from Accredited Practising Dietitians.
Creating and maintaining long-term, positive changes in eating and exercise habits.
Focus on Mindset & Lifestyle improvements to enable behaviour change.
We aim to educate, empower and inspire Australians to take charge of their health by providing clear pathways to action, particularly by addressing the intention-behaviour gap in nutrition.
What does this mean? People often have want to change their lifestyle by losing weight, eating more healthily and getting fit. But they might not do anything about it. This is known as the intention-behaviour gap. If we don’t alter the choices we make towards our food, the outcome can be obesity and increased risk factor for diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure ,osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, respiratory & liver problems, eating disorders and sleep apnoea.11
Food.com.au offers guidance and actionable solutions to address the intention-behaviour gap by:
promoting an in-depth understanding of the self, mind, body and brain
instilling a growth mindset through continuous education
inspiring permanent shifts through personalised nutrition advice, tracking and engagement
offering original information and resources on a range of innovative health-based products and services
embracing the latest scientifically-backed technology
partnering with suppliers who target one or more of our proposed intention-behaviour gap fillers.
Piece by piece, we intend to help bridge the intention-behaviour gap by providing an extra layer of understanding and personalisation to your situation. Our aim is to create mass awareness, leading to mass engagement and mass action. By doing so, we hope to engage and inspire Australians to have happier and healthier lives.
Allan is a co-founder of food.com.au. Better known as the Calorie King, Allan has been a dietitian and health educator for more than 40 years. He has authored and published several books on weight control, heart disease prevention and diabetes. His ‘Top 100’ annual bestseller, CalorieKing’s Pocket Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter, has sold more than 15 million copies.
Lead Dietitian & Program Developer
Lane Edwards is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who holds a Master of Dietetic Practice from La Trobe University, and a Bachelor of Health Science with Honours from the University of Tasmania. In private practise she delivers medical nutrition therapy to patients with chronic health issues such as diabetes, infertility, PCOS, endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome. As a professional science writer she is passionate about cutting through misinformation and informing the masses on simple but actionable health messages.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Cameron is an ESSA accredited exercise scientist and clinical exercise physiologist. Holding a Bachelor in Exercise Science and Professional Honours in exercise physiology from the University of Tasmania, Cameron works primarily in private practice with a strong focus on healthy ageing, chronic injury and disease management, and strength and conditioning training. He is passionate about the power of exercise towards greater physical and mental health and finding suitable sustainable exercise solutions for all walks of life.
Thimpika Sachdej is a university qualified Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Population Health from Deakin University. She has particular interests in holistic nutrition, obesity prevention and health promotion. Her current roles include coordination and assistance in school nutrition incursions, social media content planning & design, and nutrition content writing.
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Dylan is enthusiastic and passionate about food, nutrition and health. He has worked with nutrition and health as a chef, clinical Dietitian and food service Dietitian. He has successfully delivered services in various settings, including: private practice, hospital, complex needs, disabilities, mental health and community health. Dylan has developed a unique and insightful set of skills that he uses to implement evidenced based solutions for individuals and groups. Nutrition is so much more than a meal plan, so Dylan endeavors to understand the individual’s relationship with food in all its complexity in order to create client centered solutions. His strength as a Dietitian is in implementing individualised, culturally aware interventions that reflect his training and experience in behavior change and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).
Bree is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia who completed an undergraduate in Food Science and Nutrition with Honours where she conducted a randomised controlled trial looking into the effects of protein supplementation on wound healing. She also completed a Masters of Dietetics, both degrees from Deakin University.
Eleise Britt is a university qualified Nutritionist with a Master of Human Nutrition from Deakin University, aspiring scientist and currently completing Bachelor of Science. She’s also a professional freelance writer in the field of nutritional genomics and gut health.
Co-Founder & Director
Steve is co-founder and director here at food.com.au. He just wants to help people acheive their goals and live happy and healthy lives. He manages the development of the platform and helps bring the people that matter together to produce the tools and content that will benefit our members.