Hi! I’m Kelsey Hutton, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sports Dietitian based in Sydney.
I spent my childhood being obsessed with learning how to cook and trying new foods. My family often had to put up with me pretending I ran a cafe as I made and served them 3 course meals that were, truth be told, not cafe quality meals! I soon realised that maybe being a chef wasn't the career path for me, but luckily I found a love for health science and nutrition, so it only felt natural to become a Dietitian.
Before I went into university however, I was like so many others and found myself influenced by the 'clean eating' and 'fitspo' trends on social media. As a young person I had believed it was healthy to cut foods out of my diet and eat 'clean' but this quickly led to feeling confused and overwhelmed around food, not to mention being tired all the time and feeling isolated by not allowing all my favourite foods in life. While I was studying my dietetics degree, I realised that what I had been taught about nutrition by my favourite fitness influencers online wasn't working for me. What helped me most was learning the in's and out's of nutrition, why our body needs nutrients, how much we need, how much better we will feel when we fuel our bodies well and how this can optimise our overall health and wellbeing. I quickly noticed that when I followed a diet free of restrictions and rules, I felt so much better, no longer felt guilt around food and my training and performance improved too.
Now, my passion is to help others to understand nutrition and their body so they too can begin to reject restrictive food rules and find a way of eating that supports a healthy and happy life for them too. I know all too well the struggles that many active women and men face when they are exposed to confusing nutrition information online so I aim to help to debunk those myths and un-complicate nutrition. I work with clients online and in-person including elite level athletes, busy corporates, adolescents and weekend warriors who want to improve their relationship with food and eat to support their performance in work and in life.
EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE:
I work for the Parramatta Eels NRL team and I also consult privately across Sydney and online with a range of clients from elite athletes, to busy corporates, active adolescents, expecting Mums and more. You can find out more about individual appointments in the 'work with me' section of my website.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics - Newcastle University, 2017
Accredited Practicing Dietitian with Dietitians Association of Australia
Accredited Sports Dietitian with Sports Dietitians Australia
Level 1 Anthropometrist