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, Nutritionist and Fussy Eating expert

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.

CHRISTIE AUSTIN-HORE

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Christie is our Senior Dietitian with experience both in Perth and Melbourne that includes hospital, community and private practise settings at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and Co-Health Community Centres.  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 workshops to groups and organisations including Parliament House, Woodside, Perth Thunder ice-hockey team and Aboriginal Communities.

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.

DANIELLE DI CARLO

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Danielle is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) with the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA).

She has completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Science and Master of Dietetics at the University of Queensland. Since 2016 she has been passionately involved in the prevention and treatment of nutrition-related conditions through medical nutrition therapy.

Danielle has experience treating a wide range of health conditions, including chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, weight loss, gastrointestinal conditions such as IBS/IBD, food intolerances as well as paediatric nutrition and sports nutrition. Patient-centred care is at the heart of her practice, this means that each consultation is tailored to meet individual needs and circumstances. 

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys various sports and outdoor activities such as rock climbing, surfing and camping.

NATALIA FIDYKA

Psychologist

Natalia is an innovative and professional Psychologist & Gestalt Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience in mental health. Person centred in her approach, Natalia is committed to sourcing current and leading therapeutic treatments that lead to lasting change.

Natalia specialises in emotional eating, embracing a multi-faceted, non-diet approach that supports a range of conditions including: Pre and post bariatric surgery, binge & restricted eating, low body esteem & orthorexia nervosa.

KAYLA PALMER

Nutritionist & Personal Trainer

Kayla is a group fitness instructor, personal trainer and nutritionist with experience in delivering tailored programs for people of all ages and levels of fitness.

She has experience coordinating strength and conditioning, weight loss and flexibility programs and has a special interest in chronic disease management. Her experience involves assisting individuals with the management of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, type two diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, obesity, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety through individualised exercise programs. She has also provided pre and postnatal exercise programs and values a safe and supportive training environment. 

Kayla’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Science, major in Nutrition, Certificate III and IV in Fitness and is currently studying a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

KIRRA HYCZA-OWENS

Nutritionist

Kirra is one of our Nutritionists whose focus is on educating people about food and nourishment through our cooking classes, school programs and corporate workshops.

She has also volunteered her time to various government funded organisations and nutritional education programs including a 10-week healthy lifestyle and weight management program for at-risk children and parents.  She grew up on a farm in a small country town in Southwest WA, which ignited her passion for fresh and natural food. Her passion is on the prevention of illness through leading healthy lifestyles.

Kirra’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Major) and she is currently studying a Certificate 4 in Fitness.

KATHERINE RAMSDEN

Nutritionist

Katherine is one of our Nutritionists with a background in media and communications.

She is passionate about educating communities to support them in improving their health and lifestyle.  She regularly researches and writes articles for our newsletter and blog to provide ongoing education to our clients as well as supporting our consulting dietitians in an administrative role.

Katherine’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Major) and Bachelor of Communications (Media & Cultural Studies Major).

Want to join our team?

Every now and then we have volunteereing opportunties come up for those with University based Nutrition or Dietetic degrees. Write us an email and attach your resume.
Please note that we do not offer positions to those with College based qualifications.

Mentorship Programs

Starting in 2018 we will be offering two, 12 month mentorships with our Dietitians in a clincial setting. If you have recently graduated with a Master of Dietetics and are looking for a mentor then write us an email and attach your resume.
Please note that we do not offer positions to those with College based qualifications.
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