Tracy Hardy  

Nutritionist/Dietician

“A dietitian is a person with a qualification in nutrition and dietetics recognised by national authority[s]. The dietitian applies the science of nutrition to the feeding and education of groups of people and individuals in health and disease.” – Dietitian’s Association of Australia

Tracy is an Accredited Nutritionist and Dietitian. If you are looking to make sustainable, long-term changes to improve your health, then you’re in the right spot! Building upon your existing strengths and knowledges, you will be empowered to eat mindfully, intuitively and sustainably, reconnecting with your body to achieve health, vitality and wellbeing. Tracy is a strong advocate for balance, credits a whole foods approach to vibrant health. You can expect a holistic approach to nutrition and lifestyle counselling, and a person-centred approach to caring for your health. You will learn that eating not only supports good health but can also be enjoyable and fun. By understanding that each person is unique, despite common health complaints, a treatment plan will be designed with you and just for you. Your plan will suit your lifestyle, time constraints and dietary requirements, focusing on small, practical, achievable goals and strategies to improving long-term health and wellbeing.

Being a Kamilaroi woman and one of the very few Aboriginal dietitians in Australia, Tracy draws upon her passion for and continual learning of traditional foods and methods of healing, and where appropriate integrates native ingredients and Dadirri (deep listening), as part of her holistic care. Tracy empowers both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals and communities to adopt healthy nutrition and lifestyle behaviours, achieve their food, nutrition and health goals and become major players in addressing their nutrition-related health determinants and conditions by supporting self-efficacy.

Tracy has a keen interest in gut health and endocrinology and has experience within the community sector with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds with conditions ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to food allergies, heart disease, PCOS, nutrient deficiencies, children with food allergies and intolerance, fussy eating and/or overeating, bariatric surgery and chronic conditions. Utilising sound, unbiased scientific evidence, Tracy has successfully supported many individuals, families and groups in increasing their nutrition knowledge and achieving their healthy nutrition and lifestyle goals. Tracy offers one-on-one consultations for an array of nutritional needs and conditions. Can’t make it into the clinic? No problem! With the great advancement of technology, Tracy can speak with you via Skype or Telephone.

Tracy is highly sought after for the additional services she offers, including contract work with local and national organisations, shopping tours, cooking demonstrations, corporate presentations and workshops – supporting with best practice health and nutrition care for their employees/clients, community or school workshops and presentations, conference workshops for any groups who want to know more about specific nutrition topics, including gyms and/or sports clubs.

Active in the media, Tracy a has a regular spot on 98.9FM For the Best Country’s Breakfast Show and has been asked to a nutrition writer for Veterans’ Health Week Nutrition Edition of the Men’s Health Peer Education Magazine published by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. She’s also featured in Profile Magazine, the Koori Mail, and several University of the Sunshine Coast promotional materials. If you’d like high quality nutrition content for your publication or website.

You can visit https://profilemag.com.au/destinys-child/ to see Tracy’s story in Profile Magazine’s June issue.

Qualifications, Memberships and Awards

  • Bachelor of Nutrition/Dietetics (Honours), University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Chancellor’s Medalist for her academic achievements and passionate advocacy for Indigenous health and welfare
  • Indigenous Allied Health Australia’s “Future Leader in Indigenous Health Award” Winner 2016
  • Heart Foundations’ 2018 Health Professional Ambassador Program participant
  • Member of NCACCH – North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health
  • Member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia
  • Member of Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
  • Previous Board Director (Student), Indigenous Allied Health Australia 

Tracy is here to help and looks forward to the opportunity to support you in being a major player in your nutrition-related health determinants and conditions. Making an appointment is easy; you can either book online using the ‘Book Now’ button, give us a call on 07 5479 1212 or 0408 725 091, or shoot an email with your preferred times to tracy.hardy@wattleseednutrition.com.

Being a mum of a growing teenage daughter, loving partner, home cook and fermented foods and native ingredient enthusiast, Tracy loves taking photos of the foods she eats and creates. She uses an iPhone 6 for all things social media. You can follow her foodie tips and photos over on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Medicare Rebates

Medicare provides rebates for patients who have been referred by their doctor on a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan. Your doctor must develop the plan prior to your appointment for you to be eligible for the rebate. Please bring a copy of your plan with you to your appointment. At the end of your appointment you can claim through Medicare using our Hicaps machine.

Private Health Insurance

As an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Tracy is registered with most private health insurance funds. Most private health insurance funds will provide rebates for visits to a dietitian. The rebate amount depends on your level of cover. Please check your eligibility with your fund. We can process your claim on completion of your appointment. Alternatively, you will be provided with a receipt at the end of your appointment to allow you to claim through your private health insurance fund.

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) 

Tracy is also a provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). If you hold a Gold Card or have a relevant condition under other card types, you will not be required to pay for your appointment with the dietitian. If you are eligible, please see your doctor to arrange a referral.