About Me

Hi I’m Jessie!



I’m a Dietitian, Nutritionist and Food Scientist from Sydney!

I have always been passionate about food and its impact on human health and performance. As a former competitive swimmer, I was connected with many different dietitians and nutritionists, who gave me specific advice for enhancing my performance in the pool and in the gym. As I became exposed to more sources of information, and my passion for food grew, I knew that someday I would become a dietitian, so that I could share my knowledge and interests, and guide others.

It has been a long journey so far…

I have completed a four year bachelors degree in Nutrition and Food Science, as well as a two year masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Along the way, I have been working part time teaching Learn to Swim for children aged from 4 months, right through to late teens. I am also an assistant swimming coach to the junior level squad swimmers. This has given me many skills in communicating with different age groups, cultures and abilities; as well as helping me learn the importance of planning and organisation in running sessions and operating a business.

As a dietitian…

I enjoy working in a variety of different areas and situations that allows me to apply my knowledge and skills with the principles of ‘evidenced based nutrition’. By using the most up-to-date data and research, I work hard to provide the best information and services possible to each person that I see. 

I am a very open and honest person and will communicate regularly with my patients in between visits via email, text message or phone. I genuinely want to help every patient the best way I can and will do whatever it takes to develop a tailored plan and goals that suit each person.

Highlights…

~ Presenting my research at the 2018 Dietitian Association of Australia Conference in Sydney.

~ Working at Fairfield Hospital as a clinical dietitian.

~ Presenting to years 9, 10 and 11 Commerce and Business Studies classes at Caroline Chisholm College in 2018.

~ Working with my co-authors to publish my study on diet and periodontal disease [Poor dietary intake of nutrients and food groups are associated with increased risk of periodontal disease among community dwelling older adults].

~ Receiving a Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence at the University of Sydney.

~ Invitation to join the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Final words…

Being healthy isn’t just about looking good!! It is a  feeling! We all need to find a balance! It is important that we provide our body with nourishing materials that not only make us feel good, but enhance our functioning and performance as well. It is important for me to note that dietitian’s are human; we don’t cut out food groups, we just find the right balance (which varies amongst every person). We want people to be honest with us so that we can help them find their own balance in the best way possible.

I hope that you enjoy my site and feel free to message or comment if you have any questions or suggestions for me! You can contact me through social media and can also find me on HealthShare or the Register of Dietitian’s!

Jessie O’Connor