Supermarket Swap has collaborated with a number of qualified professionals for specific research projects. You can read more about the Friends of Supermarket Swap below.
Accredited Paediatric Dietitian, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist - Anna Ritan
Name: Anna Ritan, APD
Occupation: Accredited Paediatric Dietitian, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist
Qualifications: Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics (BND)
Anna is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with over 12 years of clinical experience specialised in Paediatrics and Neonatal nutrition. Anna is creator of Nourish Little Lives, which is a nutrition platform for families that provides consultation on all aspects of baby and child nutrition and health.
Anna is experienced in providing specialist dietetic and nutrition therapy. She provides her consultation services Australia wide to help babies and children with reflux, starting solids, baby led weaning, gut health, functional gut disorders, intolerances, allergies, fussy eating, developmental feeding disorders and disability, infant growth and breastfeeding/bottle feeding and failure to thrive.
Anna has also developed a Starting Solids Guide that covers everything you need to know about starting solids, introducing allergens and supporting your child to become confident with food.
As a busy mum of 3 young children, Anna is passionate about supporting families from conception through childhood, understanding that all families are different. She is passionate about supporting children to become happy, confident eaters, establishing a healthy relationship with food and taking the stress out of mealtimes.
Accredited Clinical Dietitian - Chantelle Cibich
Name: Chantelle Cibich
Occupation: Accredited Clinical Dietitian
Qualification: Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics
Chantelle (Elli) is an accredited practising clinical dietitian with over 10 years of experience.
Elli works clinically at Calvary Health Care in Adelaide assisting patients with a variety of conditions ranging from diabetes to complex gastrointestinal issues. She also consults privately at Adelaide Oncology and Haematology, specialising in all areas of oncology including pre/during/post treatment as well as general health/wellbeing.
Elli is passionate about a non-diet approach to eating, respecting the need for balance and enjoying a long term healthy lifestyle. As a mum of 3 children under the age of 6 with allergies and coeliac disease, she has vast knowledge of food products and is enthusiastic about promoting a healthy relationship with fresh, whole foods. She is an active member of the SA gastrointestinal dietitians group and a member of Dietitians Australia.
Elli also has previous experience in research, winning an award at the International Congress of Dietetics in 2012 for her work on Nutritional screening tools.
Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist - Maria Harpas
Name: Maria Harpas
Occupation: Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist
Qualification: Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine)
Maria Harpas is a Clinical Nutritionist and Naturopathic practitioner with over 13 years experience.
The director of Natural Health Medicine, Maria believes that individual Biochemistry, including diet and pathology provides an incredible insight into overall health. Maria is passionate about working with clients to invest symptom causes, rather than just treating symptoms.
Maria was drawn to a career in health after suffering from allergies. Rather than relying on anti-histamines, Anna turned to education, learning about the roles of the gut and immune systems play in overall health. This lead to a career in nutrition and the importance of incorporating good eating habits to allow our bodies to operate as effectively as possible.
Diet plays an important part in Maria’s work but she is also mindful of medical approaches and often seeks outcomes that allow medical and natural approaches to work hand in hand.
Nutritionist and Health Coach - Julia Tellidis
Name: Julia Tellidis
Occupation: Nutritionist and Health Coach
Qualification: Health Coach Certification (from Institute of Integrative Nutrition), Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nutrition (from Nature Care College), Post Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition (from Deakin University)
After studying an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nutrition as well as her Health Coach Certification, Julia is currently working towards completing her postgraduate degree in Nutrition while juggling her nutrition practice which includes individual consultations and cooking workshops for individuals and corporates. As a Mum of one, Julia is also currently writing a cookbook to provide Mums with all of the information needed to better nourish their kids.
Julia lives by the philosophy of ‘Food as Medicine’, using food as a way to nourish and fuel your body to allow you to thrive and feel your best, but make it delicious! A balanced diet rich in wholefoods (‘real food’) is the most sustainable way to ensure optimal health and wellbeing. Julia does not believe in diets, but rather to live on intuition, listening to our bodies needs, understanding what makes us feel our best, and avoid depriving ourselves of life’s simple pleasures! Her mantra to sustain a healthy lifestyle is ‘Everything in Moderation’.