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Ms Nisha Thacker


About Ms Thacker

Nisha Thacker is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a diverse nutrition and dietetic experience. APDs are university-qualified experts in nutrition and dietetics.

Having lived in India, Toronto and Australia has made her strongly believe in the adage “You are what you eat”. The fact that food assumes significance in all cultures has been reiterated time and again in all her experiences. She understood this not only during her academic years but also during her time spent as a dietetic observer in Australian and Canadian hospitals and later at work as a clinical dietitian at Australian hospitals and community clinics.

Nisha is passionate about health and she hopes to contribute to the goal of keeping people healthy by imparting valuable knowledge and evidence-based advice about food and nutrition. Nisha loves to cook and share her cooking experience and recipe modifications.

Areas of Interest


  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (Griffith University, Australia)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics (S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai, India)
  • Bachelor of Science (Home Science: Majors in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics) (Mumbai University, India)

Specialised training:

  • Crohn’s Disease dietary therapy (includes Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet i.e., CDED)
  • Low FODMAP Dietary approach by Monash University
  • Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics from Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
  • SOS Approach to feeding


To better understand the fascinating relationship between foods, nutrients, dietary patterns, gut bacteria and gastrointestinal health, Nisha is currently doing her PhD at University of Newcastle.

Registrations & Accreditations

Nisha Thacker is an APD. APD is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia.

An APD can:

  • Assess individual nutritional needs and nutritional status
  • Develop personalised medical nutrition therapy plans
  • Cater to a range of medical conditions
  • Clarify nutrition facts and fictions
  • Deliver group nutrition education sessions

Professional Memberships, Associations, Committees

Nisha Thacker is a member of:

  • Dietitians Association Australia (DAA)
  • Australian IBD dietitian group (DECCAN)
  • Coeliac Australia
We can also book translators through the Translation and Interpreting Service (TIS National).