About Geraldine

My Story

After being faced with food intolerance issues in my daughter and husband, and noticing the lack of specialised nutrition advice for these issues, it was obvious that a skilled practitioner in this field was lacking. As a result, I furthered my dietetics training by completing the Dietitian’s Association of Australia’s Professional Certificate in the Medical Nutrition Therapy for Food Allergy and Food Intolerance, and Monash University’s Low FODMAP Diet Training Course for Health Professionals. I have also completed observation at the RPAH Food Allergy Unit to improve my proficiency in delivering a low food chemical diet, and am a recognised FAILSAFE Dietitian under the Food Intolerance Network.

My professional career consists of a mixture of private practice, public speaking, health writing, professional mentoring and health coaching. My private practice is predominantly filled with patients needing help to get on top of their gut health and manage their food intolerance. I have run a number of successful education seminars on the low FODMAP diet to both dietitians for their professional development and people local to the Illawarra. Additionally, I provide freelance writing services to contractors, am a supervising mentor for a Provisional Accredited Practising Dietitian, and am also skilled and experienced in using a health coaching approach to facilitate positive behaviour changes.

I know first hand how hard it feels to eat well and manage food intolerance so my mission is to provide nutrition advice and support to families with food intolerance to help them thrive and be healthy on any restricted diet that’s medically required.

Qualifications

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
  • Monash University Low FODMAP Trained Dietitian
  • FAILSAFE Dietitian
  • Health Coach
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours – Class 1)
  • Professional Certificate in Medical Nutrition Therapy for Food Allergy & Food Intolerance
  • Monash University Low FODMAP Diet for Dietitians Training Course
  • FODMAP Friendly Seminar Series – Low FODMAP Diet in Practice
  • Health Core Training Parts One and Two – Health Change Australia

My Values & Beliefs

Knowledge

The first step to getting back control of your symptoms is understanding the basic concepts of food intolerance.

Empowerment

Use your knowledge to feel empowered to take back control of your symptoms and stop it from ruling your life.

Freedom

Be back in the driver’s seat and be in control of your symptoms, rather than living with the unpredictability of unknown food intolerance triggers. 

Hi, I am Natasha Dunn, an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who loves cooking and anything food related. My personal experience with food intolerances and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) have led me to become a food intolerance dietitian. The low FODMAP and low food chemical diets have helped identify my symptom triggers and learn how to eat to manage my intolerances. My food intolerances have inspired me to want to help others overcome their intolerances to resolve their symptoms too.

My background includes working in private practice, conducting nutrition workshops, writing about nutrition, making recipes and creating menus for groups. My expertise includes the Low FODMAP diet for IBS, food intolerances, Coeliac Disease, heart health, general healthy eating and weight loss.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics (With Distinction), University Wollongong
  • Bachelor Science, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Low FODMAP Diet for IBS, Monash University
  • Failsafe Dietitian
  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate
  • Currently completing: Am I Hungry ®- intuitive eating facilitator course

Memberships

  • Dietitians Association of Australia

  • Coeliac Australia