Meet the team

Hilda Yan (nee Lee)
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD, AN)

“The most important factors for improving your health are knowledge, consistency and ongoing support. I’ve been through it and would like to help you with your journey as well.”

Hilda graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics with Honours from Monash University. Since then she has worked in clinics all across Melbourne, and has helped many patients from various ages and cultural backgrounds in improving their diet, health and wellbeing.

Hilda specialises in weight loss and diabetes. Her interest in modifying food intake for weight loss stems from personal experience struggling with her weight since childhood. Since becoming a dietitian she has found the balance in enjoying physical health, whilst still being able to enjoy her favourite foods and the social aspect of food. She is passionate about using her own past experiences, combined with her extensive training, work experience and the latest scientific evidence to assist her patients to have a healthy lifestyle without restriction and guilt.  

Hilda has a strong family of diabetes, and is motivated to prevent developing diabetes herself. She has extensive personal experience in the area and has worked with endocrinologists and diabetes educators in Southeast Endocrine Associates (Narre Warren) to assist many patients to reverse their diabetes, lose weight and reduce or stop their diabetes medications.

Hilda is also able to consult in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Outside of work, Hilda enjoys crocheting, listening to true crime podcasts, weight training at the gym (even though she hated exercise growing up!) and volunteering at her church and local community.

Qualifications: 
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist
Certificate in Carbohydrate Counting (Diabetes Victoria)
Optifast Accredited Practitioner
Cambridge 1:1 Diet Consultant
Full member of Dietitians Australia

Contact Hilda directly on hildayan.hn@gmail.com to get to know Hilda further prior to booking an appointment.

Anne Zhu
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD, AN)

“I consider myself a food adventurer – I love to discover, learn about and enjoy food from all around the world. I would love to hear about your food journey, and discuss how we can improve our lives with small but consistent changes in our food choices!”

Anne is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University. She is passionate about assisting clients of all age and cultural groups to meet their health goals and adapt lifelong changes, with a special interest to contribute to the Chinese community in Australia.

Anne also has a keen interest in diabetes, weight management, heart disease and gastrointestinal issues. Her interest in nutrition and wellbeing stemmed from high school, where she found herself caught up in unhealthy and dangerous dieting, damaging her relationship with food and her body. Since then, Anne was determined to study nutrition and become a dietitian, to help herself and others improve their health and wellbeing, whilst maintaining a healthy and sustainable relationship with food.

Anne is also able to consult in Mandarin.

After work, Anne enjoys discovering and trying new foods with her family and friends. Anne enjoys food from different countries, but her top 3 favourites are Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese.

Qualifications: 
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist
Full member of Dietitians Australia

Contact Anne directly on anne.healthfulnutrition@gmail.com to get to know Anne further prior to booking an appointment.

Candice (Yunmei) Mai
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD, AN)

“I believe food is a good medicine. Good health begins with a healthy diet that is nourishing and well-balanced.”

Candice graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Deakin University as well as a Master of Dietetics. She strives to promote healthy eating and optimal health and wellbeing among people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, especially the elderly.

Candice was inspired by family history of diabetes to study nutrition and become a dietitian. She is passionate about diabetes management through diet, for her family and for others. She understands the importance of tailoring evidence-based nutrition advice to individual preferences and lifestyles, so people can reach their health and wellness goals. Her main areas of interest include but not limited to chronic disease management, including diabetes, cardiovascular health, and weight management.

Candice is also able to consult in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Outside of work, Candice enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, grabbing coffee and exploring new foods and cuisines.

Qualifications: 
Bachelor of Food & Nutrition Sciences
Masters of Dietetics
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist
Member of Dietitians Australia

Contact Candice directly on candice.dietitian@gmail.com to get to know Candice further prior to booking an appointment.

Freya Andrews
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
(AEP)

“Exercise and movement are the best forms of medicine.”

Freya graduated with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree at Deakin University. This course is followed on from completing Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, where she majored in Exercise Physiology.

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Freya strives to help others achieve their optimal health and wellbeing through exercise and support. This involves prescribing exercise to help those with injuries, illnesses and disabilities to help improve or prevent decline in their condition and enhance quality of life. Freya is highly passionate to help others and strongly believe in taking a client-centred approach to increase functional capacity.

Freya will design, deliver and evaluate individualised evidence-based exercise programs whilst promoting a healthy lifestyle. Freya will also provide education about health and physical activity, implement strategies to overcome barriers to exercise, offer lifestyle advice and modifications with a focus on behavioural change.  

Outside of work Freya loves the outdoors, especially going hiking, camping, skiing and reading at the beach.

Qualifications: 
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Full Member of Exercise Sport Science Australia 

Contact Freya directly on freya.healthfulep@gmail.com to get to know Freya further prior to booking an appointment.