About Our Team

Getting WA healthier day by day

We’re a team of
nutritionists and dietitians

We are on a mission to make the people of Western Australia healthier and happier through our consulting, cooking, nutrition and weight loss programs.

We know first-hand the challenges of maintaining a healthy diet and finding time to exercise, and we’ve got the skills and experience to help individuals, families and employees adopt healthier habits. Read more about our team below.

We share our knowledge and our personal stories to inspire, educate, and motivate you, and show you that being healthy can be simple and fun.

Lisa

Meet the People Behind Nutrition Force

LISA STEGENA

Founder

Lisa has a deep interest in nutrition education, with a background that includes teaching it to sport and fitness students and volunteering for organisations such as Nutrition Australia and Meals on Wheels. In 2014, she decided to combine her passion and experience, and founded Nutrition Force to share her simple message about healthy, nutritious food. Through public speaking as well as delivering cooking and wellness programs Lisa is on a mission to improve peoples health and help those individuals needing some nutritional advice in a caring and supportive environment.

Lisa’s engaging and interactive nutrition workshops means that she is in demand talking to businesses, students, staff and parents of schools around Western Australia about eating habits, food marketing and nutrition on a regular basis.  Childhood nutrition and stress and nutrition are her two passions and her workshops are full of laughter, energy and evidence based information that will have you and your family shopping, cooking and eating your way to good health in no time.

Lisa’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Nutrition and Human Biology, Diploma of Management, Diploma of Marketing, and Certificate IV in Training and Evaluation. She’s also a qualified FOODcents Advisor.

LORETTA BYRD

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Loretta is one of our Dietetic Consultants with a wealth of experience and knowledge. An Accredited Practising Dietitian, Loretta is able to consult on a wide range of dietary and health issues. Before joining our team, Loretta worked in the areas of Weight Loss, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes, Oncology and Chronic Disease.  She brings with her a wonderful ability to manage patients in a primary health care setting and looks forward to providing Dietetic expertise to our clients.

Loretta’s qualifications include a Diploma of Nursing, Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion and Education), Post Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition, Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a qualified FOODcents advisor and facilitator for Living with Diabetes, run by Diabetes WA.

CHRISTIE AUSTIN-HORE

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Christie is one of our Dietetic Consultants with experience both in Perth and Melbourne that includes hospital, community and private practise settings at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Co-Health Community Centres and Better Health Nutrition & Fitness.  She has managed patients with a range of health issues such as over/underweight, type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, IBS, coeliac disease, GORD, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, PCOS, hypothyroidism, diverticular disease, osteopaenia/osteoporosis and constipation.  She has also presented a number of nutrition talks to groups ranging from Aboriginal communities to sporting teams such as the Perth Thunder ice-hockey team.

Christie’s qualifications include Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Food Science) and Master of Dietetic Practice.  She is passionate about healthy home cooking and learning about food from cultures around the world.

JO ODDO

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Jo is our wonderful and creative Dietitian who has years of experience developing and delivering food and health education programs for a variety of audiences throughout WA.  Her foodie passion is baking, especially the modification of baked delights and desserts into unusual and healthy treats.

Jo has clinical experience in the areas of gastroenterology, geriatrics, enteral nutrition, chronic disease prevention and wound management. Her research background is in dietary choline and its effect on non-alcohol fatty liver disease.

Jo’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Human Biology, a Masters Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  She is also a qualified FOODCents Advisor.

 

NIKI WILSON

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Niki is our clinical Hypnotherapist with experience and knowledge in the connection between the mind and body. She is a big believer in the power the sub conscious mind to create positive outcomes for clients. 

Niki has helped many clients with hypnotherapy and meditation and has experience with an array of issues including irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease, bloating, motivation, weight management, smoking, stress, anxiety, insomnia and self-confidence.  She has a clinical understanding of the connection between the mind and body and how crucial it is to have all these aspects working harmoniously together.  Niki specialises in Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy and is a Reiki Master.

Niki’s qualifications include a Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy along with certifications in Quantum Healing Technique (Past life regression). Niki is also a specialist in Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy and a Reiki Master. Niki also holds an Associate Diploma in Social Science (Children’s Services).

Want to join our team?

Every now and then we have volunteereing opportunties come up. Write us an email and attach your resume.
We are happy to have a look at all applications.
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