Rachel Tutill BN&D APD
Rachel Tutill is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and member of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia. Her passion for dietetics stems from an appreciation for science, an interest in health and a love of all things food. 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 has a special interest in the field of renal nutrition and has been working closely with the team of nephrologists at the Hunter Kidney Clinic to support clients with various forms of kidney disease. She understands the specific needs of this population and is able to provide nutrition education and strategies that are appropriate and achievable. This may assist clients with managing their signs and symptoms and slowing the progression of their disease.
Rachel also works closely with clients with issues surrounding their gut health. She has experience in managing physical conditions such as irritable bowel disease (IBD) and diverticulitis as well as functional conditions including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and food intolerances. Rachel understands the complexity of gut based issues and enjoys working closely with clients to help manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Rachel understands the overwhelming amount of information available in the field of nutrition and is committed to ongoing study and learning to provide the best information and outcomes for her clients. Her goal is to translate this information for her clients and make medical nutrition therapy more understandable and applicable to daily life.
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.