KATHRYN HAWKINS is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN), Presenter and busy Mum.
Kathryn was born in the UK and grew up living in various parts of Australasia with her parents until settling on a small property in the Victorian Yarra Valley in her early teens.
From a young girl and well into her 20’s, Kathryn achieved in equestrian sports, distance running and on the hockey field, following equestrian sport into the semi-elite levels.
With a background and interests in health sciences, fashion and sport, it was in her mid twenties that she completed a Masters of Dietetics at Deakin University.
A self confessed ‘Fashion Magazine Junkie’, and addicted to watching TED talks (on almost any topic!), Kathryn later saw an opportunity to infuse her career as a dietitian with her love media and presenting.
Kathryn has a flair for taking nutritional science and communicating it with clarity and ease, and enjoys regularly contributing health related articles to a number of publications.
Kathryn also enjoys engaging with groups, regularly presenting at seminars and workshops. Kathryn is often left in awe of her audiences when presenting on health, nutrition and wellness topics, as there is such a positive vibe in the room. “Audiences continue to astound me with their openness, energy and passion for nutrition… their excitement is contagious!” she says.
In 2014, Kathryn co-founded the popular BodyLove initiative. In the same year Kathryn also completed further studies in Paediatrics through Monash University, and started taking on more media work on behalf of the Dietitians Association of Australia.
To date, Kathryn has presented at countless corporate events all around Australia, and continues to work in private practice.
Kathryn is delighted to be recognised as one of Sydneys nutrition experts in the areas of Womens health & wellness; treating and preventing eating disorders; non-dieting approach to weight loss; body image; paediatric nutrition.
More recently Kathryn has taken her interest in fashion to a new level and is behind the online marketplace, Hawkins & Co. Hawkins & Co focuses on women achieving an elegant, effortless look and feel and is designed to assist women 25-50 achieve their own style using neutral palette.
Kathryn lives with her husband, daughter and much loved cavoodle on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She enjoys sailing, skiing, reading, fabulous food (particularly cheese), French champagne and a good Australian Shiraz.
Kathryn is passionate about assisting people to reach and maintain health goals by empowering and educating them in an honest and supportive environment. She is open, engaging and easy to talk to and thrives on helping her clients and readers to understand the, sometimes confusing, world of nutrition.
As more and more evidence is emerging to suggest that weight is actually a very poor indicator of health, it is Kathryns belief that if a person turns their focus towards understanding nutrition and ‘gaining health’, then they can learn to become more mindful, minimise non hungry eating, and understand the real value of food (without the gimmicks). This is an important step in taking ownership of your well-being and freeing yourself from the constant worry about ‘body’ and ‘weight’, whilst achieving your health goals.
Kathryn’s areas of interest lie in eating behaviors, weight management, childrens, adolescent & women’s health, and chronic disease management. She prescribes to a fairly simple nutrition philosophy:
- Eat more plants and wholefoods
- Eat less processed food
- Eat in a way you enjoy
- Eat local foods when possible
- Eat when you are hungry
- Eat mindfully
- Trust your body
- Care for yourself
Kathryn has further professional training in:
- Family Based Therapy for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
- Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa and Disordered Eating
- Paediatric Nutrition
- Weight Management
- Diabetes Management
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