Vanessa You

Vanessa You BSc(Adv)/MND, APD

Vanessa is an empathetic member of the Residential Aged Care Team, who is passionate about improving the health, wellbeing and quality of life of older Australians living in aged care facilities. She is particularly interested in providing care for older Australians to optimise nutrition, independence and mealtime enjoyment, and prevent illnesses such as malnutrition. In addition, Vanessa has a strong interest in optimising nutrition for residents who may require feeding assistance or texture modifications.

Vanessa enjoys getting to know her patients and their families to establish meaningful connections. She also believes in collaborating with families, carers, and other health care workers to provide patient centered care. In addition, Vanessa is a strong advocate for the food first approach, as she recognises that food is much more than just nutrients – food is also an important factor for social interaction, enjoyment, and independence.

Vanessa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, and joined the Optimum Intake team in 2021. Outside of work, Vanessa enjoys dancing, musicals, art, exercising, and going for walks with her dogs!

Vanessa looks forward to building a supportive relationship with Aged Care Facilities, to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for her clients.