Konsita Kuswara: Accredited Practising Dietitian. 

Konsita Kuswara

 ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN

B.Med Sci., MND, MPH, PhD Candidate


EXPERIENCE


Konsita is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with extensive experience in providing individual dietetic counseling and group nutrition education to the community. She has worked in community health, gyms, corporate health programs, medical practices and universities helping adults to lose weight, manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Konsita has also worked with children and adolescents providing dietary advice for sports performance, food allergies and intolerances, and management of fussy eating.

In addition to clinical practice, Konsita is involved in research and the development of public health interventions to support healthy eating from an early age. She is currently finalising her PhD in public health approaches to support breastfeeding among Chinese mothers in Australia.


QUALIFICATIONS


Konsita is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and has been accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia since 2004. She received initial training in medical sciences and obtained a Bachelor of Medical Science. Konsita continued to complete postgraduate qualifications in nutrition and dietetics (Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics) as well as public health (Masters of Public Health). Konsita is currently a PhD candidate at Deakin University at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.


RESEARCH / AREAS OF INTEREST


Konsita is actively involved in research and has published research focused on the early prevention of obesity through family focused approaches. She is passionate in helping young families establish effective principles and strategies to make healthy eating easy for the whole family. This include promoting breastfeeding, transition to solid foods and family foods, managing fussy eating, food allergies or intolerances in infants and young children. Konsita also has expertise in supporting adults with disordered eating behaviours such as emotional eating, binge eating, yoyo dieting and generally an unhealthy relationship with food..




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