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

  • Overweight and obesity
  • Fad diets
  • Lifestyle change
  • Nutrient requirements for different population groups- eg early childhood, school age children, older persons
  • Food labelling
  • A sustainable food supply for Australia
  • Food advertising to children
  • Organic foods and their benefits
  • Family mealtimes and the social aspects of eating
  • Fussy eating in children
Media contacts

National, QLD and NT

Aloysa Hourigan
Senior Nutritionist
Nutrition Australia Media Manager
0417 078 956



Leanne Elliston
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Program Manager
Nutrition Australia ACT Division

02 6154 9820  


VIC, SA, TAS and WA 

Lucinda Hancock
Accredited Nutritionist
Chief Executive Officer
Nutrition Australia Vic Division

03 8341 5800


Aloysa Hourigan (National. QLD and NT spokesperson)

Aloysa is currently the Media Manager for Nutrition Australia and also works as an Accredited Practising Dietitian in a private practice in Brisbane. In addition to her dietetic qualifications Aloysa has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Queensland University of Technology.

Aloysa has a special interest in prevention of chronic disease and promotion of lifestyle change. She previously worked with the Logan Area Division of General Practice in their Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for over 10 years. Aloysa has represented Nutrition Australia nationally on a number of reference groups and working groups including the “Best Investments in Childhood Obesity” project and on the Australian Divisions of General Practice (ADGP) On-Line Forum on Childhood Obesity. Aloysa has co-authored two Nutrition Australia publications that focus on childhood nutrition – “The Lunchbox Book” and “Fun not Fuss with Food”.

Aloysa is frequently asked for comment on issues such as obesity, encouraging healthy eating and lifestyle change, fad diets, eating disorders, chronic lifestyle diseases, food patterns, obesity in the Australian population, food literacy, food advertising, food sustainability and food labelling.

Aloysa has a great passion for food and for all things associated with the social pleasure of eating and its impact on health.

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Leanne Elliston (ACT spokesperson)

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 over the past 18 years. 

Leanne also works in Private Practice on a part time basis and 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.

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Lucinda Hancock (VIC, SA, TAS and WA spokesperson)

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.

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