Rachel Jeffery believes that “every thing in moderation” is the key to a healthy diet, and the secret is “enjoyment not avoidance”. She believes food rejuvenates the soul, while an occasional treat can help revive us as much as the healthiest food product can. It is this no-nonsense attitude and balanced view that is making Rachel a popular media commentator on all things diet and nutrition. With expertise in adult lifestyle diseases, diabetes, sports and paediatric nutrition, Rachel is able to offer a broad base of knowledge in the field of dietetics.
Dietitians have become a valuable resource for media commentary over the past 10 years, with nutrition & diet in maintaining health, assisting sporting activities and in the childhood field. Dietitians such as Rosemary Stanton have become well known faces on our television screens, assisting us with deciphering good & bad fats, high & low glycemic indexes and proteins vs. carbs in our diets.
Rachel currently works as a Program Service Advisor for the TAC in Victoria. Prior to moving to the TAC, Rachel was at the forefront of diet in the medical field in her role at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Her bubbly personality and a string of accreditation in the field of Nutrition & Dietetics, Rachel is the new breed of Diet expert, spurred on by the great work already achieved by her colleagues before her.
Rachel has studied the subject of Dietetics since 1990, when she first completed her degree in Science at Deakin University in Melbourne. She then completed further specialized training and study in Paediatric nutrition, Diabetes Education and Sports Nutrition. After working in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Rachel returned to Australia to take up the post of Dietician at The Alfred Hospital and be a mentor for graduate dietitians.
Rachel presented a Nutrition segment on a Channel Seven series for IGA called Food4Life, in early March 2007, and was the Ambassador for IGA’s Food4Life Program for three years. She began her foray into the media with the first of 6 television advertisements filmed for the Kraft Kitchens campaign.