Kate Clarke BN&D APD (Hons)
Kate is an enthusiastic member of the Residential Aged Care Team who is passionate about supporting older Australians with their nutrition whilst ensuring they maintain the enjoyment of food and the mealtime environment. Kate understands that food that is not eaten is not nutritious, and therefore her nutrition practices are collaborative, and consumer focused to address the multitude of factors that may affect an individual’s dietary intake. By taking the time to develop meaningful professional relationships with consumers she aims to provide education and nutrition interventions, following a food first approach, to actively meet consumers nutrition needs and personally established goals.
Kate is driven to achieve the best possible outcomes for consumers by advocating for the important role that nutrition plays within an individual’s health and through collaborating with support staff, family members, and food service teams within Aged Care settings.
Being a dedicated food lover herself, Kate is aware of the significant role food and the mealtime environment can play in our overall mood and wellbeing, our relationships, and our memories associated with different periods of our lives. She believes that when it comes to nutrition everyone deserves autonomy and access to nutritious food that they enjoy regardless of their whereabouts in life.
Kate is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who graduated from with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle in 2022.
Kate has always wanted to work within a person-centred role and knew she wanted to work as a dietitian from a young age after developing a passion for the science behind nutrition and food. She is particularly interested in; chronic disease management, plant-based nutrition and providing practical nutrition support and strategies to people across different life stages to improve their overall health and wellbeing.