About

Hollie Waters APD AN

I am an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) with a special interest in plant-based nutrition. As an ethical vegan myself, and an environmentally-conscious citizen, I am a strong advocate for living a compassionate and low-impact lifestyle.

As a Dietitian, I help people make sense of this ever-changing (and often conflicting) food environment we live in; and to realise that following a healthy plant-based diet can be simple, economical, and satisfying. I have an unmatched passion for helping you to achieve your health goals through sustainable and realistic dietary and lifestyle choices.

Accredited Practicing Dietitians like myself are members of a strictly regulated health profession, and require extensive training to display the “APD” credential. I completed my requirements for accreditation at Griffith University, where I graduated with a Master’s degree in Nutrition & Dietetics (Public Health Nutrition). Since then, I have completed a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell and am trained on the use of a low FODMAP diet for IBS by Monash University.

I also serve as WA Lead Dietitian for Doctors for Nutrition; an Australian health-promotion charity led by medical and dietetic professionals dedicated to bringing food back to healthcare.

BSc(Nutr/HumBiol), GradDipEd(Sec), MNutrDiet(PHNutr), APD, AN

I recommend a whole food, plant-based diet, consisting of a variety of whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds in minimally-processed forms. This way of eating optimises health and wellbeing, and reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes² and cardiovascular disease³.

Areas of special interest

In addition to plant-based nutrition, I have a special interest in the following areas:

  • Lifestyle medicine and preventative nutrition therapy

  • Dietary management of:

    • Inflammatory and autoimmune conditions

    • Chronic disease

    • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Pregnancy and prenatal nutrition; and

  • Sustainable food production practices and zero-waste strategies.


² Qian F, Liu G, Hu FB, Bhupathiraju SN, Sun Q. Association Between Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. July 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2195

³ Esselstyn CB Jr, Gendy G, Doyle J, Golubic M, Roizen MF. A way to reverse CAD? J Fam Pract. 2014;63(7):356-364b. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25198208.