Frequently asked questions

Nutrition By Ruby

What can a nutritionist help me with?

The real question is, what CAN'T a nutritionist help me with? Nutrition is a key part of health, performance and wellbeing, on both a physical and mental level. Optimising your nutrition can help you not just look better, but FEEL better, function your best, optimise sports performance, improve your mood and emotional wellbeing and prevent your risk of chronic disease, illness and other health problems.

I take a very holistic and evidence-based approach to health and nutrition, which means I take everything that makes up and affects YOU into consideration, from diet, to lifestyle and physical activity, mental and emotional health, mindset, sleep, family and personal medical history and more! 

With a long history of battling an eating disorder, being involved in competitive sport and dealing with anxiety, combined with my studies and clinical experience in nutritional medicine, I am so passionate about helping people feel their best and reach their ideal health, which is so individual for every person.

My main passion lies with helping people make peace with food and their body, learn to fuel their bodies optimally and optimise sporting performance best, and achieve their best health through wholesome and  balanced nutrition choices.

What are your qualifications?

I have completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a double major in Human Nutrition and Sport Exercise Science at Massey University. I am currently in my final year of study for my Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics which will make me a fully qualified registered dietitian (NZRD), making me a fully qualified clinical nutritionist!  I have also completed further training and professional development in sports nutrition, overcoming disordered eating patterns and fertility.

How many consults will I need?

This totally depends! Some people may just need 2-3 consults, while others require and benefit much more from long-term ongoing support and guidance, either weekly, fortnightly or a few times a year. The best part is, I offer a range of different services to work with what YOU need!

Do you provide meal plans?

I sure do! I create very personalised and individualised nutrition plans that are based completely on you, your needs and preferences, and your goals. I am a firm believer that there is no 'one size fits all', which is why my nutrition plans are tailored to you. You can find out more HERE.

I don't live nearby, can I still see you?

Yes! As well as face-to-face consults in Auckland, New Zealand. I also offer consults to people living anywhere else in the world through Zoom, over the phone, or per email. Whichever option suits YOU best!