Tim Brown
Tim is passionate about fitness and health. Combining his love of Martial Arts and Fitness, Tim founded FunFit: Functional Fitness & Self Defence Centre in 2008 and from 2012 has been a student of Nutrition. Eat Real Food is Tim's vision (with help!) to better inform people about healthy food choices. With so many messages out there (often conflicting), Tim thought "wouldn't it be great if there was a site that people could go to that cut through jargon and marketing-speak and just made it easier to make healthy choices?" Enter Eat Real Food. Be warned: Tim is (in)famous for good information and bad jokes. He may also overuse parentheses.
Simone Van Den Berg
I'm an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and DAA Accredited Practising Dietitian. I enjoy spending the weekends making healthy meals out of family favourites and I keep busy and active with my two Labradors, Ellie and Jude.
Christie Fischer
Nutritionist at Eat More Plants
Christie is a holistic nutritionist, transpersonal life coach, and whole foods advocate, based in Cairns where it’s Summer all year ‘round.
Christie has a special interest in digestive upsets as well as stress-related ill health such as adrenal and chronic fatigue, having suffered from these herself. She is a big believer in educating and inspiring her patients so that they feel empowered and are confident in looking after their own health in the long term.
Getting in the kitchen is a fun and relaxing part of Christie’s week and whether it’s a gut loving broth or a quick sweet snack, everything is made with real fresh ingredients and a whole lotta love.
Lauren Gatt
Psychology Student at Macquarie University
Lauren is a 24 year old Psychology student who has a particular interest in how our diets and lifestyle impact our mental health. She is also a mad keen baker, a runner and self-appointed kitchen all-star. What she hopes to bring to Eat Real Food is a way of making the research on the links between diet and mental health interesting and accessible. She hopes to inspire Eat Real Food readers to think about their food choices more deeply, and educate people in the kitchen so that they have more choices. She also enjoys talking about herself in the third person.
Sophie Loftus
Head Chef at Gourmet To You
Grown up in Sydney and worked mainly around the north shore during my 13 years as a chef. It surprises me everyday that i still hold the same interest and gain the same enjoyment and satisfaction from my job, so i guess its fair to say that food is my passion. Food is more than what we put on the plate it binds history, society, evolution in a way that most people will never see or believe.

I love the fact that there are thousands of different concepts, beliefs, traditions and experiments 1000s of rules to break and 1000s that have been broken. One of the things that has always bothered me as a chef is the wastage and the amount of wastage in the food industry, mainly because i know that if treated right almost anything can have nutritional value. I'm excited to contribute to an awesome new forum about the relevance of eating real food today, improving our options for tomorrow.
Nicky Weeks
Psychologist (PhD) at Practical Research Parenting
Hi, I'm Nicky, Mum of 2, and a psychologist (PhD/Masters). I am passionate about helping people to improve their quality of life and believe that healthy eating an important part of that. When we moved out in 2009 we cut out all processed foods, including grains, and gradually reintroduced things to see how we felt. I hadn't felt sick before, but after changing our diet I had more energy, felt less tired, and no longer had the tummy troubles that I previously thought were a normal part of life. Finding time to cook healthy food for 3 meals a day, when it was just Tim and me was one thing. Now we have two little ones, and keeping up a stock of healthy meals and portable snacks is a challenge. I hope to share what I have learned about raising a real-food-family.
Mei Wong
Chiropractor at Chirotherapy
Mei is an advocate for practicality and holistic approaches to health care. She applies these principles regularly as practicing chiropractor and encompasses education in nutritional eating as part of her treatments to support healing and our stressful lives.
Her nutritional approach is to opt for as many nutrients from food as possible while making food straight forward and tasty. She likes to impart handy hints and incorporate how physiological processes impact, or are affected by, lifestyle choices including diet.
Vicki Saunders
Team Leader at Home & Work!
I was born in country NSW and am now firmly saturated in city life, still we cannot be without our garden, parks and home cooking. Cooking has always been my creative outlet and I'm pretty relaxed about it, knowing it doesn't always turn out as planned and sometimes that's awesome!! I will tell people I follow the recipe the first time but in truth, I'm tweaking almost immediately. I've always thought myself quite healthy, but when we created our very own small person I realised there's hidden surprises in most processed foods and with a bit more effort we can give her the best start in life.
Sarah McMahon
Avid Foodie; Design & Business Student at Macquarie University
Hi, I am Sarah and I am passionate about finding new ways to be healthier in the kitchen, and new ways to explore culture through food. My posts aim to be quick, satisfying and made of real food. I grew up within a takeaway family, leaving me with limited food knowledge about health and culture. I found that take away gives limited impressions of cultures, whilst providing hidden calories and hidden ingredients. Since then I have moved into cooking for my family 4 nights a week, saving money, navigating picky eaters, working to make vegetables more appealing and discovering new favourites. Join me and let’s stop wasting our health on mediocre food and discover something delicious, something that fills you up and that you can be proud of.

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