Meet our dietitians
Julie Markoska, APD, AN
I grew up in sunny Wollongong on the NSW south coast. I’ve always been interested in science, nutrition and health, but after finishing school in 2003 I signed myself up to a law degree. I had the opportunity to do a double degree so of course I chose science. I majored in Nutrition and after 3 years decided I needed to know more. I had gained an in depth knowledge about the human body, it’s physiology, biology, biochemistry and it’s metabolism and need for nutrients to support every single cell and bodily process. I was privileged enough to learn about the anatomy of the human body from cadavers – preserved bodies of people who had donated their remains to science. I didn’t realise it at the time, but the University of Wollongong where I studied is one of the world’s foremost educational institutions in the nutrition science space (most people learn about human anatomy from textbooks not real life specimens!).
So, I had all this knowledge but I felt I needed to know more about how to apply in the real world what I had learnt in the classroom. I needed to know more about how people ate food, how they thought about food, how foods and nutrients could be applied in the context of a person’s eating pattern, not only to optimise health, but to prevent and treat disease. To get this deeper level of expertise I enrolled myself in a Master of Science majoring in Nutrition & Dietetics, which included a 5-month hospital internship working with Sydney’s leading dietitians. I learned how to apply medical nutrition therapy to help people get better across hospital wards from oncology, surgical, cardiac rehab and mental health to ICU. I loved every moment of it, gained the clinical skills I was searching for and then, upon graduating from both the M. Science and the law degree I had still been doing all along, I went and got myself a job as a lawyer. Nutrition was my passion but law seemed like a sensible, grown up thing to do. But after a short time practising I was itching to get back into nutrition.
Now I run a little clinic in Woollahra in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
As well as consulting to food industry clients, Julie now works with the Dietitians Association of Australia and sees private patients on Saturdays only.
Julie has a special interest in:
• gastrointestinal issues such as IBS, Coeliac disease & food intolerances
• weight management and associated conditions such as metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and polycystic ovarian syndrome
• fertility and pregnancy nutrition
Julie is passionate about preventative health and truly believes that good nutrition (and lots of physical activity) can help you lead a healthier and ultimately happier life. She enjoys helping people to optimise their nutrition and health as well as sharing nutrition knowledge with others. Julie does this through private nutrition consultations, her nutrition blog and by writing for ninemsn’s MMA Kanvas.
Julie is committed to keeping abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and regularly attends seminars, workshops and conferences. She is committed to providing you with the best nutrition advice based on the latest scientific evidence and research in nutrition.
Prior to life as a dietitian, Julie completed a law degree and worked as a lawyer at a large multinational law firm – so if you’re stuck in an office all day and struggling to eat well and stay healthy, she knows exactly how you feel and can help you implement strategies to stay healthy at the office.
- Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
- Master of Science (Nutrition & Dietetics)
- Accredited Practising Dietitian
- Accredited Nutritionist
- Certified Health Coach with Health Change Australia
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours I)
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Certificate IV Small Business Management
Kelly Smith, APD, AN
Kelly is also an Accredited Nutritionist and Accredited Practicing Dietitian recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Human Nutrition from the University of Canberra and a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Wollongong.
Kelly treats a range of conditions using medical nutrition therapy and has a special interest in:
- Weight management and associated conditions including type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
- Healthy ageing including weight gain and poor appetite
- Pregnancy nutrition and postnatal weight management
Kelly has a passion for people, and in particular, to empower people of all ages and cultures to live healthy lives through good nutrition. Her interest in food and nutrition was ignited after spending six months in Kenya. On returning to Australia, she came to recognise that the need for good nutrition is an issue not only faced by the third world population but is just as important to the people of Australia. Kelly believes in sharing her nutrition knowledge and walking along side you to enable you to be healthier and happier.
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Eat Smarter Dietitians is a private nutrition practice run out of the clinic at Sydney Essential Health, which is situated in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and only a quick train or bus ride from the city of Sydney and Sydney CBD. Sydney Essential Health is located in Woollahra just 5 minutes walk from the centre of Bondi Junction and close to Double Bay, Rose Bay, Bellevue Hill, Centennial Park, Edgecliff, Waverley, Point Piper, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay, Bondi, Coogee, Bronte, Tamarama, Clovelly, Maroubra, La Perouse, Little Bay, Randwick, Kingsford and Kensington, Woolloomooloo, Elizabeth Bay, Paddington, Rushcutters Bay, Darling Point, Double Bay, Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Moore Park and Surry Hills. Click here for information on how to get there with Sydney buses. Click here for information on how to get there with Sydney trains.