At Hearty Nutrition we provide professional support and effective nutrition advice to help you achieve your goals. Our approach is to understand your needs and expectations, and to support you. We recognise that the topic of diet can be a sensitive topic for many. Therefore we believe that it is fundamental that we provide a nurturing and understanding environment to assist you.
Who we are:
Joel Feren is the director and principal dietitian at Hearty Nutrition. He is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with a background in the biomedical sciences. Joel undertook his Masters in Dietetics following his undergraduate degree in Behavioural Neuroscience and Honours in Exercise Physiology.
Joel is currently working in aged care where he manages the dietetic services of a number of residential care facilities across Melbourne. He has consulted to the Box Hill Hawks (Hawthorn Football Club affiliate) as well as various blue-collar businesses. Joel is a professional member of the Dietitians Association of Australia, Coeliac Australia, Sports Dietitians of Australia and Diabetes Australia. He has a passion for the role of diet in the prevention and management of chronic disease.
Joel is a self-described foodie who loves to cook. On the weekends he is often found perusing the food stalls at South Melbourne market and trialling new recipes in the kitchen. He's a keen a blogger and member of the Nutrition Blog Network and Storehouse Blog Directory. Joel is a media spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia. And, he has also provided comment on nutrition issues to Fairfax Media, News Corp, Huffington Post, Australian Gluten Free Life magazine, Nature & Health magazine and Reader's Digest.
Areas of interest include:
- Men's health & men's nutrition
- Weight loss
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Diabetes management
- Kidney disease
- Cardiovascular Disease including high cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (food intolerances e.g. lactose and fructose intolerance)
- Coeliac disease and gluten free diets
- Vegan and vegetarian diets
- Sports nutrition
- Nutrition in the senior years