Media Contacts

Media Contacts

Nutrition Australia media spokespeople are available at all times to provide both information and opinion on current food and nutrition related issues.

Lucinda Hancock

Lucinda Hancock


Accredited Nutritionist

Chief Executive Officer, Nutrition Australia Vic Division

03 8341 5800

Lucinda Hancock is an Accredited Nutritionist (Dietitians Association of Australia) and the Chief Executive Officer of the Vic Division of Nutrition Australia. She is responsible for the implementation of all business strategies and operations including the development of sustainable statewide and national nutrition education programs.

Lucinda’s experience in health promotion spans 12 years and includes work on specific public health and community nutrition projects, as well as managing a non-government, non-profit national community nutrition education organisation. She is a Public Health Nutritionist and has completed a Masters in Human Nutrition Degree, Bachelor of Science Degree and is currently completing her Masters in Business (Philanthropy and Social Investment).

She is passionate about food, enjoys frequenting the farmers’ markets, a devoted member to slow food and married to a chef whose culinary talents lie in French cuisine.


Leanne Elliston


Accredited Practising Dietitian

Program Manager, Nutrition Australia ACT Division

[email protected]

02 6162 2583

Leanne is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Program Manager for Nutrition Australia ACT Division. As a mother of two children, Leanne spends a great deal of time advocating healthy food choices in the community with a special interest in educating healthy eating among children.

Leanne has worked in a range of clinical and community settings for over 20 years.

Leanne also manages a part time Private Practice where sees many clients with preventable lifestyle diseases. This work helps to drive her passion in supporting health promotion strategies for the prevention of such diseases with a focus on healthy ageing.