What does Nutrition Insights do?
The Nutrition Insights team consists of five Accredited Practising Dietitians and a Registered Nutritionist. We work closely with our internal Marketing, R&D and Communications teams to identify and drive nutrition opportunities for the business, translate and communicate nutrition science and engage with key external stakeholders in support of a healthy plant-based diet.
We are part of Sanitarium’s Development & Innovation family and we are based at Head Office Berkeley Vale & in Auckland.
The Nutrition Insights team also develops nutrition content for Wholicious Living, communicates with health professional audiences, manages Sanitarium’s Ask a Dietitian service, and contributes to Sanitarium’s Vegetarian Recipes.
An Accredited Practising Dietitian with marketing qualifications and an MBA, Shane has pioneered the provision of specialist nutrition marketing and communications advice to a range of leading food and health organisations, including Sanitarium (remember “9 out of 10 Nutritionists Recommend Weet Bix”), NSW Health and Food Industry Asia where he was based in Singapore.
Since joining Sanitarium as manager of the Nutrition Insights team, Shane has been working with the team to develop compelling nutrition insights and to support Sanitarium’s nutrition position both internally and externally. He has a strong professional interest in dietary fibre, resistant starches and the health benefits of plant foods and according to his two kids, is famous for his veggie pizza!
Trish is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, completing a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) at the University of Newcastle. Trish has been a part of the nutrition team for over 20 years, supporting food brands she loves and enjoys daily.
Trish is mum to two kids and enjoys encouraging her them to try something new and helping them develop everyday food preparation and cooking skills. She is also fascinated in learning and sharing about how plant foods can help with energy, vitality and long-term health. Homemade pizza is always on the menu.
A Registered Nutritionist in both Australia and New Zealand. Completing a Bachelor of Science in both Food Science and Human Nutrition at Otago University, before choosing the path of nutrition and completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Human Nutrition) at Massey University.
Steph started at Sanitarium New Zealand and now resides in Australia working for the Australian business. With the purpose and values of Sanitarium aligning closely with Steph’s personal one’s it makes for work days that don’t feel too much like work days! Good food (anything Mediterranean style is a definite favourite), the outdoors and social times with family and friends are Steph’s main loves in life.
Charlotte Moor is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian (NZRD), completing her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at Massey University. Charlotte has been part of the Sanitarium Nutrition team since 2018.
Charlotte believes that healthy doesn’t need to be hard and is passionate about helping people find foods that they will not only love but will also nourish their bodies to help them live happier, healthier and longer lives. In her spare team, she enjoys trying new foods and recipes (not always successfully!), keeping active, and spending time with friends and family. In the weekend, you can find her cooking a vegetarian laksa, or any dish that contains peanut butter.
Tayla Daniel is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, completing her Masters of Dietetics at Deakin University in Victoria. Since graduating, Tayla has worked in a variety of settings including food marketing, clinical dietetics and health promotion.Tayla has recently joined the Sanitarium team as a Senior Dietitian in Nutrition Marketing and is passionate about promoting healthy food choices using evidence-based science.
In her spare time, Tayla enjoys spending time by the beach, playing netball and hunting down good, quality food! Tayla loves cooking for family and friends and one her all time favourite dishes is the Eggplant Parmigiana.
Eliza Baird is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle in 2020. Upon graduation, Eliza joined the Sanitarium team part-time and also worked casually as a clinical dietitian for NSW Health before transitioning to Sanitarium full-time.
Eliza is passionate about chronic disease prevention, promoting healthy food choices as easy choices, and using evidence-based science to challenge common misconceptions around food. In her spare time, Eliza enjoys going to the beach, running, painting, and socialising with family and friends. She’s always finding new ways to cook up a delicious, veggie-packed pasta dish, and loves a peanut butter protein ball as a quick afternoon snack.