Meet Nutrition Australia’s team of Dietitians and Nutritionists


Zoe Taylor

Zoe Taylor is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Senior Dietitian at Nutrition Australia Vic Division. With more than 10 years’ experience in the nutrition industry, Zoe has built expertise in a range of areas including general nutrition, mental health and eating disorders, aged care, community health and health promotion. A keen cook and mother to a toddler, Zoe is passionate about promoting positive relationships with food, and recognising the role of food in both physical and mental health and wellbeing. Zoe loves engaging with the public, and working with individuals to help them find practical ways to improve their health through nutrition.

Lucinda Hancock

Lucinda Hancock CEO at Nutrition Australia (Vic, SA, TAS) is an Accredited Nutritionist (DAA) and Public Health Nutritionist with 20 years’ experience and a diverse career background that includes working on specific projects in the area of public health & community nutrition to managing a non-government, non-profit national community nutrition education organisation. Lucinda has also worked in community health and has experience engaging with the community, government and commercial sector. She has extensive board, media and public speaking experience including nutrition segments on television and radio. Lucinda is passionate about food and health, enjoys frequenting farmers’ markets, is a devoted mother to three young children, member of slow food and is married to a chef whose culinary talents lie in French cuisine.

Aloysa Hourigan

As an accredited practising dietitian, Aloysa works both as senior nutritionist and nutrition program manager for Nutrition Australia (Queensland Division), and in private practice. Aloysa greatly values the health and social benefits of preparing and sharing meals together, and strives to help people achieve sustainable lifestyle change to support health and wellbeing. She has authored/co-authored health-promoting publications including two storybooks (“I’m Having a Rainbow for Dinner”; “We’re growing a rainbow”). Aloysa provides frequent media comment on issues including: childhood obesity, sustainable changes in eating behaviours, fad diets, food advertising, food labelling, and nutrition for older people. Aloysa has strong skills in dietetic prevention and management of overweight/obesity and chronic disease, gut disorders, food allergies and intolerances, and disordered eating.

Beth Scholes

Beth is a Senior Dietitian at Nutrition Australia and an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 15 years’ experience and a diverse career background that includes specialist areas such as mental health and eating disorders, diabetes, heart health and nutrition in early childhood. Beth has worked in a range of settings including hospitals, community health and non-government organisations and has experience engaging with the community, government and the media through both writing and professional speaking. Beth is passionate about promoting healthy eating for improving health and wellbeing and preventing chronic disease. Beth promotes a positive relationship with food and is an avid ‘foodie’ herself who enjoys eating out and trying new restaurants in Melbourne.