At Healthy Food Guide, our contributors are nutritionists, dietitians and experienced food writers. Please read below for a brief bio on each.
Niki Bezzant is a food writer and the founding editor of Healthy Food Guide magazine. She contributes frequently to local radio and TV, including TV3’s Campbell Live, bFM and Radio NZ National. In 2009 she was awarded the Supreme Editor of the Year Award at the MPA Magazine Awards for her work on Healthy Food Guide. Niki is the author of Eating In: Fabulous Food for Friends and Family, published in November 2009, and co-author of Beach House Cook Book.
Rose Carr is Healthy Food Guide magazine's senior nutritionist. She has an MSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from Massey University.
Claire Turnbull is the Healthy Food Guide nutritionist and has a private practice as Mission Nutrition. She also runs nutrition workshops and speaks throughout New Zealand about health and wellbeing. Claire features regularly on TVNZ Breakfast, TV3 Target, What's in our Food, and Newstalk ZB.
Jennifer Bowden has a nutrition consulting business, Thinking Nutrition. She has a MSc in Human Nutrition and is a regular contributor to both health and current affairs magazines.
Fiona Carruthers is a British-trained dietitian who has worked in professional practice covering all areas of nutrition. She is nutrition manager for the NZ Beef & Lamb Marketing Bureau.
Caroline Gunn has a wide interest in nutrition, food and health. She runs her own Hawke's Bay-based business, Food Safety Services, and has previously taught microbiology, food safety and nutrition at EIT for 18 years. Her recently completed MSc thesis was based on women’s recovery from eating disorders.
Amanda Johnson is a UK-trained registered dietitian. She has worked both in NZ and the in UK. She has also worked as a nutrition advisor to the food industry, and has a particular interest in weight management and diabetes.
Bronwen King is a NZ-registered nutritionist and qualified chef. She specialises in population health nutrition and weight management and currently manages Appetite for Life, a primary care-based healthy lifestyle and weight management programme in Canterbury. She enjoys everything about food!
Caitlin Reid is an accredited practicing dietitian and accredited exercise physiologist in Sydney.
Catherine Saxelby is one of Australia’s most trusted food commentators and an award-winning nutritionist. She has written extensively for magazines and newspapers and is currently the head of nutrition consultancy, Foodwatch. Her books include Nutrition for Life and Eating for the Healthy Heart.
Sarah Swain is a food writer and stylist. She has worked extensively in the UK on magazines like Family Circle and Slimming.
Sally Travis, a vegetarian for 18 years, has worked as a chef in the UK and NZ in conventional and vegetarian restaurants, including the famous Cranks restaurant in Devon, UK.
Cindy Williams is a dietitian with 20 years' experience. She has a Masters in Public Health and a Graduate Diploma in Communications.
Sophie Gray is the face of destitute gourmet. She has written four popular cookery books and writes regular columns for a variety of media. Her website is www.destitutegourmet.com.
Nicky McCarthy is a dietitian with the Christchurch Diabetes Centre, as well as in her private practice, NutritionWorks. She works with individuals and groups carrying out nutrition counselling, group education, health promotion and healthy workforce training.
Jennie Milsom worked for Good Housekeeping magazine in the UK and is now based in Auckland as a freelance food writer, home economist and chef. She is also training to be a barista.
Sara-Jane Murison is a registered nurse working for Allergy New Zealand as an allergy educator. Her eight-year-old daughter is allergic to eggs, peanuts and tree nuts.
Sharon Natoli is an Australian accredited practicing dietitian and founder of Food & Nutrition Australia (FNA). She has a BSc and a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Flinders University.
Meg Foulds is a Christchurch-based dietitian with a wide range of experience in health promotion, foodservice management and supporting individuals to adopt healthy lifestyle changes. She was the winner of HFG magazine's nutrition writing competition in 2007.
Fiona Boyle is a dietitian and nutritionist with almost 20 years' experience. She runs a private practice in Mt Maunganui, where she works with clients with a wide range of nutrition concerns.
Liz Beavis is an Australian dietitian with extensive experience in food intolerances and weight management.
Nikki Hart is a dietitian in private practice in Auckland. She has hosted two anti-obesity TV shows, 'Eat Yourself Whole' and 'The Fat Choice'. She recently had her first child.
Milena Katz is a practicing dietitian and nutritionist in Australia, who has a special interest in digestive problems.
Debbie Kertesz is an Australian dietitian who specialises in inflammatory conditions.
Dr Jeremy Krebs is an endocrinologist with a particular interest in obesity and diabetes. A senior clinical lecturer with the University of Otago, he maintains active research interests in obesity and diabetes, with a focus on nutrition.
Sarah Ley is a registered dietitian and food writer with more than 30 years' experience. She has a postgraduate diploma in Community Nutrition and a MSc degree from Massey University.
Cynthia Lund is a sensory and consumer scientist for HortResearch. Her work includes studies with wine, olive oil and avocado oil. Her olive oil panel has just been certified as NZ’s first fully accredited olive oil judging panel by the International Olive Oil Council in Madrid. She is completing her PhD in Wine Science at the University of Auckland.
Jennifer Madz is an Australian dietitian working in clinical dietetics in Sydney. She has a BSc in Biochemistry and a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Jeni Pearce is a leading health and sports dietitian and nutritionist. She has been chairperson for the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation and a senior lecturer in Nutrition at Auckland University of Technology. She currently works in the UK for the English Institute of Sport.
Alison Robert is a British-born chef who found her way to NZ via working on luxury yachts as a cook. She owns and runs Main Course; a 'fully hands-on' cooking school in Auckland. She likes to cook simple, healthy and delicious food in a relaxed and fun environment.
Rosie Stern is an Australian dietitian, microbiologist and food technologist. She has been in private practice in Sydney for over 20 years. She specialises in aged care, weight management, food intolerances and children’s dietary needs. She is also a consultant to the food industry and aged care sector. She has five children, who keep her active in her spare time.
Dr David Thomas is director of the Centre for Feline Nutrition at Massey University. He works on a government-funded research programme aimed at improving the taste and nutrition of pet food ingredients, allowing the development of new and novel health-promoting products and food ingredients for the pet food industry.