About

My Dietitian Perth is owned and operated by Tanya Coelho, who is an accredited practicing dietitian, and works alongside other allied health professionals.

Our aim is to provide you with the highest quality of professional and individual nutrition advice for a range of conditions. During a consultation, your health and nutritional needs will be assessed and we will work with you to manage your/ your child’s condition and symptoms using medical nutrition therapy.

We work in collaboration with your health care team and can refer you to other services to help you/ your child meet their goals.

Tanya Coelho, Accredited Practicing Dietitian

MDiet; BSc (Nutrition); BSc (Health Sciences)

Tanya is an enthusiastic and highly driven Accredited Practicing Dietitian who has had a lifelong passion for health. She was inspired by food and nutrition from a young age, while living in Harare, Zimbabwe. She moved to Perth to study at Curtin University and graduated with two undergraduate degrees and a postgraduate degree.

Tanya is passionate about the role dietitians play in managing health and provides her patients with individualised nutrition care and evidence-based practice. She is also an active member of the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Through professional practice in hospitals, private practice and community settings, Tanya has worked with adults, children and families, providing them with tailored advice that is adaptable and simple to follow.

She has experience with various conditions and can assist in a wide range of nutrition and food-related health problems for all ages, from infants to adults. She has a special interest in paediatric and maternal health and has completed the Dietitians Association of Australia National Paediatric Dietetic Training course modules 1-3.

Tanya is also trained in public speaking and facilitating group education programs and workshops. She has presented on topics including introduction to solids, nutrition for all ages, pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition, healthy school lunch boxes, nutrition and ageing, heart health,  gestational diabetes and healthy eating for diabetes.

Tanya actively engages in social media, often posting topical blog articles and recipes. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to find out more. 

What is a dietitian?

Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are recognised professionals with the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs have sound university qualifications, undertake ongoing training and education and comply with the Dietitians Association of Australia’s (DAA) guidelines for best practice. APD is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetic services in Australia.

A Dietitian has the required skills and knowledge to:

  • Assess individual nutrition needs.
  • Develop personalised eating plans.
  • Differentiate nutrition fact from fiction.
  • Advise healthy ways to prepare and cook food.
  • Recommend best food and brand selection both in the supermarket and whilst eating out.
  • Educate clients on correct eating and intake using evidence-based nutritional guidelines and the most recent valid scientific literature.
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