I am Maree O’Dwyer, qualified clinical nutritionist and recipe developer located in Geelong.

I developed a love for nutrition watching and admiring my Gran cook when I was young. I remember every meal she prepared was prepared with love. All meals were well balanced, full of flavour and enjoyed by everyone. It’s also the first time I noticed meals being prepared for their nutritional content or therapeutic properties.

Food and nutrition can have a huge impact on our health and even the smallest changes have such a dramatic effect on a persons’ well-being. As a qualified nutritionist, my main goal is to educate and support my patients to create positive relationships with food and develop sustainable habits to optimise individual health requirements.

I have spent the past 3 years running my own nutrition practice in Geelong working predominately with women to support gut and hormonal health. I have a special interest in the postpartum period and understand the power nutrition has during this precious time.

Outside of my work I’m chasing my two children around and spending my weekends at the beach with my family when the weather is sunny or perusing the farmer’s market’s for delicious local produce. I’m often in the kitchen experimenting and developing a new recipe, sharing these with my patients to support their health journey. I also enjoy and place high importance on moving my body regularly. You’ll often find me wandering around the Barwon River listening to a podcast or loosing myself in music.

Photography Julie Chiles Photography 2019