LISA DONALDSON APD- Founder of FEEDinc. 2010
Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian, Educator & DAA Media Spokesperson
Lisa’s journey to become a dietitian was a personal one. She was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, lactose intolerance, gastrointestinal upsets and a kidney condition over ten years ago. Her desire to feel better was enough to send her back to university, despite loving her role as a school teacher.
Lisa is empathetic to anyone who has recently been diagnosed with any condition; she has been there and knows it can be tough! With a background in education and fitness she has a large tool box of skills and strategies to help you achieve your goals... Her daily mantra is ‘make life happen'. In life she truly believes anything is possible and is here to lead the way.
Lisa spent 2 years working alongside her mentor Channel 9 nutritionist Dr Joanna McMillan in Sydney who taught her the skill of presenting complex information in the simplest way. During that time she started working for an online health program, where she is currently the Nutrition Support Lead for an excellent team of Dietitians.
Lisa is well recognised in the media as the DAA Media Spokesperson for the ACT. She writes for magazines and websites, as well as presents to a range of audiences. She is a fortnightly columnist for Out in Canberra http://www.outincanberra.com.au and is regularly interviewed for ABC Canberra, Local WIN News, TEN National News, and PRIME Seven. With a background in public speaking, Lisa is keen to share her knowledge.
Lisa is currently the University of Canberra's Dietitian in Residence and a Fresh Tastes Educator. She is also enjoying a school based collaboration with Michelle Bridges at a prestigious sporting school in Qld. You will also find Lisa performing in schools as 'The Food Detective'; through the infectious power of song, rhyme and dance, Lisa has collaborated with local musician Mr Tim to create and album of songs all about healthy eating! ALBUM HERE: 'TAKES TEN TASTES'
Lisa has been working in the Fitness Industry for over a decade and is a highly regarded Group Fitness Instructor. She has hung up her RPM cycling shoes but can be found chasing her child and climbing mountains! As a Mum, Lisa certainly understands the demands of managing a busy household.
"Make life happen..."
Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Canberra)
Bachelor of Education (University of Canberra)
Sports Dietetics (AIS)
Certificate 3 in Group Fitness (Fitness Institute of Australia)
Accredited Practising Dietitian