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Nicola Jaffrey

Hi there! Firstly, thanks for checking out the site and reading a bit more about Embody Nutrition. I started Embody back in 2013 after graduating from University and it’s been a crazy ride ever since. In that time, I have also been lucky enough to have 3 beautiful (wild) boys who keep me very busy, but I have been so fortunate to be able to start a family and business, all at the same time.

I guess I didn’t really know I wanted to work in the field of nutrition until I started Uni (I did one year of nursing before switching into Nutrition Science). Even then I still wasn’t 100% sure that being a dietitian was for me… until I found sports nutrition. The more I learnt and read (lots and lots of reading) about sport nutrition, the more I knew that it was exactly the area that I wanted to work in. So once I completed my Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, I started on a path to specialise in this field and I have never looked back.

My own sport of choice has always been dancing. I have been dancing since the age of 6, began teaching at 16 and only just (sadly) finished teaching at the end 2019! My family (3 brothers, my Dad and my husband) were all entrenched in rugby league – they still are actually – so that has been another big sport in my life. One of my career highlights to date has been coming on board as the Sports Dietitian for the St George Illawarra Dragons for the 2016 season and again in 2021 – getting to experience and work within rugby league at the top level has been amazing.

Alongside working for myself, I have also been really lucky to have a few little side projects to complement my work in nutrition. In addition to my dance teaching, I teach at the University of Wollongong in the Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) course and more recently in the School of Health and Society. All of these things combined keep my work life really interesting and challenging, which makes it quite fun and definitely never boring.

So that’s about it when it comes to me personally, but keep reading for more about how things are done at Embody Nutrition.