My name is Alanna, a Registered Associate Nutritionist and recipe developer based in Melbourne.
Food has always been a very special part of who I am.
Growing up in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges with a professional cook for a Mum, appreciation of fresh produce and delicious food was cultivated from a very young age.
While we ate lots of fresh homegrown and locally sourced wholefoods, most days upon returning home it would not be surprising to find a freshly baked chocolate cake sitting on the kitchen counter (often with a slice or two missing already). A crumbly cinnamon dusted custard tart from the local bakery after school was also a common ritual. The thing is, food was not ever considered naughty or righteous in my house - it was just food. This way of living nurtured a healthy relationship with food. A valuable relationship that I am only now fully comprehending.
My love of food and passion for strengthening our food system led to my completing a Masters in Human Nutrition at Deakin University.
With sustainability and health in mind, I take an evidence based non-diet approach to nutrition.
My goal is to pass on relevant and practical nutrition education and advice to individuals and businesses, to help nurture a positive relationship with food and our environment.