WE ARE

An innovative team of dietitians (nutritionists) based in the Blue Mountains,

partnering with you, your business or your team to equip you with the tools,

education and a plan to make clear, confident decisions about your health.

 

OUR NON-NEGOTIABLES

Our professional practice is guided by a set of core values that directs everything we do.

01.

We do it because we love it.

Authenticity: We prioritise people. While nutrition and dietetics is what gets us excited, we don’t hide behind jargon. We’re real, we’re honest and we’re constantly evolving in our own personal pursuit of health and happiness. No intimidating science speak here, we lead by example and practise what we preach.

02.

We have a team approach.

Collaboration: We’ve been at this game a long time, so we know you don’t have to go it alone. We’re invested in your success and partner with you to clarify where you’re at and where you want to go.

03.

We are your wingmen.

Empowerment: We equip you with the tools and education to make clear, confident decisions about your health. With so much misinformation and contradictory messages out there, we ensure you can separate the facts from the phoneys. Your health journey doesn’t stop when you walk out our door. We provide a solid foundation of education, coaching and individualised strategies that are sustainable no matter what life throws at you.

04.

We don’t do mediocre.

Innovation: We’re life-long learners. We are dedicated to constantly improving and evolving our professional practice, so that it can better support your needs and goals. And we’re not afraid to shake up the status quo. Stale strategies won’t yield exceptional results, so we’re committed to becoming industry leaders.

 

 

OUR TEAM

AMANDA WATTS – Thrive Nutrition & Dietetics Founder, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist and SDA Sports Dietitian. 

Amanda founded Thrive Nutrition & Dietetics because she is passionate about connecting people to what matters  – their health, their food and each other. As Australia’s leading climbing dietitian, she prides herself on an innovative and evidence-based approach to nutrition, health and performance. Working with private practice patients and clients  across a diverse range of life-stages and experiences and consulting across the sporting, disability and aged care sectors, Amanda knows that long-lasting behavioural change is essential to health and happiness. She is  passionate about people feeling and performing the best they can and takes an in-depth, evidence based approach to nutrition, health and performance. Amanda founded Thrive N&D to help people and athletes of all levels achieve their sporting dreams and health goals and to help non athletes evolve into a healthier and happier version of themselves.

Amanda’s personal interest in health and nutrition has evolved from her experience as an elite athlete, with a passion for sport at all levels. From junior gymnastics, state level Little Athletics and A-Grade Netball, she found rock climbing and never looked back. Amanda’s passion saw her move to the Blue Mountains in 1999 to live and climb in one of Australia’s greatest rock-climbing locations.

When she’s not working as a dietitian, Amanda can be found climbing in the Blue Mountains, training or travelling the world to climb in new places. Over her 23 year climbing career, she has represented Australia in World Cup sport climbing, consistently been on the podium at bouldering nationals and has performed at an elite level across sport and trad climbing. Amanda is also a proud ambassador for Black Diamond, Seat to Summit and Tenaya, and a regular columnist for Australia’s climbing magazine, Vertical Life.

Having spent her life in the pursuit of peak physical and mental performance, Amanda is on a mission to empower people to achieve their health, dietary and athletic goals.

Amanda’s Qualifications:

  • Master of Science Nutrition & Dietetics, with Distinction
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Nutrition & Food), with Distinction
  • SDA Sports nutrition course
  • Associate Certified Coach (The International Coach Federation)
  • ISAK Anthropometry Level 1

SOPHIE LEWANDOWSKI – Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist.  

Born and bred in the Blue Mountains, Sophie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Before her life as a dietitian, she has 10+ years’ experience working with food and people in the hospitality and healthcare industries, both in Australia and overseas. Sophie’s passion for health began with her personal journey to improve her relationship with food, her body and herself. Her personal experiences, combined with a love of science led her to a Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics and a passion for helping people manage their chronic disease, eating disorders and sparked a keen interest in sports nutrition.

Sophie’s passion for travel and new experiences has taken her to tropical islands, alpine ski hills, the coast, rural and regional areas, as well as in the hustle and bustle of the city. Now back and permanently living in the Blue Mountains, Sophie brings together her life experience and expertise with food and nutrition to help teach food and health skills to individuals and to provide nutrition and health coaching to benefit health and wellbeing.

Sophies is an adventurer at heart, happiest when she is snowboarding , skiing, rock climbing and trail running. She has completed a number of running events and is setting a new goal for the 50k UTA in 2021. In her downtime you will see her on the mat doing some yoga, reading a book, chilling in the veggie patch or cooking up a mean meal.

Sophie believes that social connectedness, a positive relationship with food, self-confidence and making time for the things you love are the key ingredients for happiness and longevity.

Sophie’s Qualifications:

  • Master of Science Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science (Nutrition & Food)

ALISON DORBER – Accredited Practising Dietitian

Alison is passionate about health and wellness and how it evolves over our lifetime. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Alison has extensive experience working with clients across a diverse spectrum, from prenatal to aged care. As the mother of a young family, she is keenly interested in youth nutrition and how we can give our children the greatest foundation for a healthy life. Whatever your life-stage, Alison utilises evidence-based and highly individualised strategies to ensure that your nutrition needs are managed with confidence.

When she’s not working with clients, she can be found cooking and experimenting with new recipes with her children, or adventuring through her Blue Mountains backyard.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Nutrition & Food)