Here is my story!!
Welcome! My name is Rachel Parfitt, a Brisbane based Dietitian (APD) and the creator of The Nutrition Playground. My love for all things food started from a very young age when my family relocated from the Gold Coast to Hong Kong in order for my dad to open a chain of restaurants. Being the daughter of an international restaurateur, I quickly developed a love and appreciation for cooking, food and entertaining. I believe that it was through this exposure to the restaurant industry that I developed a healthy relationship with food and learnt how to achieve a balanced diet. Now before we continue I would like to clarfity that when I talk about achieving a balanced diet I'm talking about eating real foods, because we are real people living in a real world and we need to have a realistic approach to healthy eating. I am a firm believer that a healthy diet should include and abundance of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low fat dairy with the occasional treat.
I believe that the biggest battle in today’s is the increased availability of processed foods as it makes adhering to healthy eating practices even harder. So that is where I come in. The Nutrition Playground aim is to teach the everyday person how to love healthy food, manage cravings and optimize health. My range of recipes has been designed to highlight that healthy eating can be even more delicious than indulging in unhealthy junk alternatives. My blog articles have been written to provide readers with helpful and practical tips on how they can make small changes to their daily routines to achieve dramatic improvements in their nutritional status, health and general wellbeing.
Achieving optimal health is a transformation journey. One that requires, determination, open-mindedness and action. Fortunately, I’m extremely passionate and enthusiastic about helping people achieve their health goals and that is why I am here to a) support you, b) motivate you and c) inspire you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you and can't wait to hear from you. Contact me here.