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Rachel Tutill BN&D APD
Clinics Team Leader & Dietitian

Rachel is an compassionate and bubbly member of our Paediatric Dietitian Team. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of Dietitian’s Australia. Her passion for dietetics stems from an appreciation for science, an interest in health and a love of all things food.

Rachel has a special interest in the field of paediatric nutrition. She enjoys working closely with children and their families to support good health from a young age and fostering healthy feeding and eating relationships. She is aware of the many barriers of eating well, particularly for children, and can provide easy, practical strategies that fit within family lifestyles. Rachel has experience working with children with complex food histories and is able to work with children and their parents to increase food variety, assist with growth concerns, address allergies or intolerances, manage gastrointestinal issues and improve overall health outcomes. She is also experienced in supporting children with complex disabilities and the requirements of the NDIS. Rachel has completed extensive additional training in the fields of paediatric nutrition, disability nutrition and the NDIS to provide optimal support for her clients.

Rachel is passionate about assisting clients to identify what is most important to them and working collaboratively towards making long term behaviour changes. Rachel works within the Health at Every Size model and focuses on a Non-Diet Approach in her interventions. She focuses on outcomes related to her client’s physical health as well as their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Rachel has gained knowledge and experience in a range of chronic and acute conditions and is able to assist clients in the nutrition management of their specific needs.

Rachel also works in the role of the Clinics Team Leader and supports other Optimum Intake Dietitians working in the clinical setting to deliver exceptional services. Rachel is dedicated to quality improvement within the team to support success for Optimum Intake’s clients. Rachel also works collaboratively with external sites and community stakeholders to collaborate on projects and services in the local community.

Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) from the University of Newcastle and commenced working with Optimum Intake Dietitians in early 2017.

Rachel looks forward to supporting your journey towards optimal nutrition.