Our dietitians

Nicole dietitian MelbourneNicole Kopel

APD, AN. B Appl Sci B Nutr & Diet. Grad Dip Adol Health & Welf.

Hello! I’m Nicole, the founder of Eat in Peace. I’ve completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Deakin University. Since then, I have also  completed a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare, and further training in Paediatric Nutrition.

I was lucky that early in my career, I completed training with If Not Dieting founder, Dr. Rick Kausman, which motivated me to continue my work within the non-diet approach. I enjoy consolidating and extending my knowledge and skills in my areas of interest, and have also completed the CBT-E for Eating Disorders course and explored Mindfulness theory and practice.

My work experienced is varied. I’ve worked in hospitals, community health and private practice, working with a range of clients and delivering a variety of community workshops, presentations and cooking groups. Some of these include school presentations on fad diets and body image, and parent group and child care centres around fussy eating and nutrition for children. I developed a group for young women to enhance self esteem and body image, and volunteered on the Dietitian’s Association of Australia Mental Health Interest Group.

Besides from practising dietetics, I have also worked in Health Promotion, both within food and other areas of health including sexual and reproductive health, mental health and LGBTI health. Although I enjoy working individually with clients within a non-diet approach paradigm and supporting people to improve their relationships with food and their bodies, I believe there is so much more that can be done on a prevention level.

You can expect to meet a friendly, understanding and attentive dietitian, who takes the time to get to know my clients and their lives.

I have 2 children, and enjoy exploring food and eating with them. But if anyone can get my husband to eat his veggies, then I’ll pay you to come to our session ! (just kidding…)

To make an appointment with Nicole, contact us.

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