About Rachelle 
 
Welcome to Food For Thought Nutrition and Dietetics, an online nutrition service that offers personalised evidence-based dietary advice to improve your physical health and mental wellbeing.

 

Dr Rachelle Opie (founder of Food For Thought Nutrition and Dietetics) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist. Having worked in specialist units in both public and private hospitals, Rachelle brings advanced clinical experience in working with people with chronic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular diseases and diabetes), mental health issues, pregnant women, and women in the postnatal period. Rachelle also works as a research dietitian, to contribute to cutting edge research so that she remains at the forefront of nutrition knowledge.

 

Rachelle provides a personalised service that is sensitive and respectful of individual circumstances. A caring, non-judgmental and empathetic approach is the cornerstone of Rachelle’s nutrition consultations. As an expert in motivational interviewing, Rachelle uses practical strategies and motivation to support and assist you to make healthier food and lifestyle choices. Rachelle will help you develop a positive relationship with food, because she believes that healthy eating should be a fun and enjoyable experience!

 
Specialty Areas 

Dr Rachelle Opie is a highly experienced dietitian with a particular passion and keen interest for working in the following nutrition related areas:

 

  • Mental health​

    • in particular, lowered mood, depression, and postnatal depression

  • Chronic disease

    • for example, cardiovascular diseases (e.g. heart disease and stroke), and diabetes

  • Pregnancy

  • Postnatal nutrition

  • General lifestyle and healthy eating

Nutrition Consultations

Rachelle offers nutrition consultations via telehealth (video-conferencing), to create a convenient service for you.

Qualifications

 

PhD

Rachelle designed and delivered the highly successful dietary intervention (“ModiMed Diet”) used in the SMILES trial. The SMILES trial was the first study to test dietary improvement as a treatment for depression.

 

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

 

Bachelor of Science

Dr Rachelle Opie

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Accredited Nutritionist

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