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Nina Kingsford-Smith - Nutritionist at tonika health

Nina Kingsford-Smith – Nutritionist

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Meet our nutritionist, Nina! Nina’s major passion lies in helping people foster a happy healthy relationship with food and is a strong believer that it’s not just what you eat, but also your emotions, thoughts and behaviours surrounding food. In particular, she has a key focus on helping people navigate the often confusing world of wellness and ‘healthy eating’. 

Are you overwhelmed about all the conflicting nutrition advice out there?
Do you experience anxiety or fears around food?
Perhaps you find that you restrict yourself around food, comfort or binge eat?
Are you unsure if your diet is ‘right’ for you?

Nina is here to help. She specialises in disordered eating behaviours, including binge eating and orthorexia nervosa. She also has a passion for helping those who experience anxiety and stress. By taking a holistic approach with not only nutritional support but also various lifestyle techniques and recommendations, Nina will help you create long lasting changes – physically, mentally and emotionally.

Nina also loves that specific foods and nutrients can be used therapeutically to support our bodies and minds in certain ways. She knows that everyone is different, with different taste preferences and circumstances, so she loves to work with you to create recommendations that are realistic and that you will enjoy, all the while cultivating sustainable changes. With a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics, she knows the scientific and traditional evidence behind this information; the specific preparation methods and doses needed to create such benefits in safe effective ways; and when to, and when not to, prescribe certain foods and nutrients depending on your unique situation.

Many of you already know Nina as our fabulous front-of-desk. She’s been with us for over 4 years, during which time she was studying a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics. We’ve loved seeing Nina grow and learn over the years, all the while being kindly mentored by Daniela, and we’re so excited that she’s our very own nutritionist.

Nina is available for consultations on Mondays and Thursdays, and you can book an appointment online here.

Aside from this, Nina also writes a blog named healthy happenings, which is dedicated to nutritious wholesome living and food (we highly recommend her gingersnaps recipe!), loves getting outdoors into greenery and staying active, has lots of fun getting creative in the kitchen, and is one of the contributors to our newsletter. 

Health Funds

Nina is a registered provider with all health funds that offer rebates for nutrition consultations.

 

Nina has the following qualifications

BHSc (NutDMed)

 

Nina is a fully accredited member of

ANTA – Australian Natural Therapies Association (member no. 15730)

ANTA is the largest national democratic association of ‘recognised professional’ traditional, complementary medicine and natural therapies practitioners established for over 60 years who work in health care and preventative medicine.