Konsita Kuswara

Accredited Practising Dietitian B.Med Sci., MND, MPH, PhD Candidate

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 or 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/ Area 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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Approach

Konsita provides a warm, supportive and empowering approach tailored to each individual’s and family’s needs. Konsita believes that it is important to work collaboratively with each individual and family to find effective and sustainable strategies to improve their nutrition, health and wellbeing. She seeks to understand where they are at and empower them to move forward with compassion.

This is achieved through building clients’ motivation, confidence and also knowledge in making healthy dietary choices. Konsita helps each client with meal planning, goal setting, monitoring changes, planning for tricky situations that sabotage healthy eating, and reflecting on successes/challenges to build resilience.

Konsita is committed to providing evidence-based treatment and continues to stay up to date with current research through ongoing professional development activities.

Personal Interests

Konsita has lived and travelled to various South East Asian countries, and has a keen interest in people, food and culture. In her spare time, she loves to experiment with recipes and develop new meals for her family. She also enjoys the great outdoors, bush walking and camping during the summer holidays.

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