Our Team

  • Leah VandervlietAuthor; Maternal & Paediatric Dietitian

    BHlthSc(Nutrition & Dietetics) (Hons), Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist

    Leah is a leading Paediatric and Maternal Health Dietitian in Sydney’s South and Eastern Suburbs. Leah is a busy working mum, with two adorable boys, aged 1 and 3 years.  As well as her work with Pregnancy and Paediatric Collective, she is a Senior Dietitian at a major children’s hospital, where she works with infants and children with a range of nutritional issues. Leah also runs a Private Clinic through rooms at Sydney Paediatrics in Hurstville. She has a special interest in mothers health, childhood diabetes, metabolic disorders, fussy eating, nutritional deficiencies, and childhood growth concerns. Leah is also involved in training the next generation of dietitians through student supervision, lecturing and mentoring new graduate dietitians.
  • Dr Anita StarAuthor; Maternal & Paediatric Dietitian

    PhD, BHlthSc (Nutrition & Dietetics), Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist

    Anita is a leading Paediatric and Women’s Health Nutritionist and Dietitian. In the past, Anita has worked extensively in the health services advising patients including past work as a Senior Dietitian at The Sydney Children’s Hospital, and a range of other hospital and community health environments.  She has also the university sector as a Senior Lecturer and a Senior Research Officer teaching nutrition and conducting research. Anita now works in private practice. Anita has developed expertise in childhood growth, food allergy, fussy eating, pregnancy nutrition, child and adult weight management, mental health and eating disorders. Anita completed her PhD research in understanding women’s eating behaviours, body image, body weight, and the impact on mental health. Anita has numerous publications in the academic health literature.
    Outside of work Anita has recently relocated with with her family from Albury/ Wodonga to the beautiful town of Batemans Bay, from one beautiful regional town to another. She is a busy working mum to a very active 5 year old girl and a dedicated Christian. She loves cooking – check out the recipe ideas in the recipe section, bush-walking, swimming, learning the violin, and hanging out with her family.