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Get to know your NDIS dietitian, Joanne Li


We’ve asked our wonderful dietitian, Joanne Li, a couple of questions so that you can get to know her!


Why did you become a dietitian?

I knew I wanted to work in allied health as it’s in my nature to help others. I also have a love for food, cooking and science, so being a dietitian was perfect for me. The impact you can make on people is so incredibly rewarding.



What has led to your passion for disability?

After I finished uni and worked for a couple of years in chronic disease management, I wanted more of a challenge which led me to disability. Working in disability is so very rewarding – helping each and every client to achieve their goals is why I love coming to work.



Do you have a memorable experience of assisting a client to achieve their goals that you’d like to share?

A client of mine was struggling to maintain a nutritious eating routine. During times of stress, she would eat very little or just cheese and crackers. Over time, and with continual encouragement, she developed a routine of having breakfast, lunch and dinner and increased her food variety to include a lot more protein and vegetables!



What do you like to do in your spare time?

I am a massive foodie so in my spare time I’m always exploring new places for the best food and coffee. I also love bouldering, hiking and baking.



What is your favourite food?

I can’t choose one, but if I were to list a few, they would be sushi, a rice noodle dish like char kway teow or pad see ew or a lemon meringue pie.



In another life, if you weren’t a dietitian, what do you think you’d be doing?

I would be doing something creative like a pastry chef.



What is one thing that people would be suprised to learn about you? Do you have a hidden talent?

I love making big, extravagant cakes – I actually made my brother’s wedding cake!


Favourite movie, book and holiday?

The Harry Potter series, probably the Harry Potter series again, and a 6 month student exchange I did at uni where I went to Vancouver and explored lots of Canada and the States!



Thanks so much to Joanne for sharing more about herself and her reason for working in disability with our community!! We hope that you’ve enjoyed getting to know her! If you’d like to arrange services with Joanne or another of our therapists, please contact us today!

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Joanne Li provides Active Ability’s dietetic services on the lower North Shore and lower Northern Beaches of Sydney. Specifically, you would see Joanne in Mosman, Lane Cove, Chatswood, Ryde, Killara, Forestville, Brookvale and Manly.