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About Me

Hello, and welcome. My name is Nicole Cashin (she/her).
I am Eating Disorder Credentialled, Size-Inclusive, Neuro-Affirming dietitian and nutritionist. Although I am based in Melbourne, More Than Nutrients is a fully online clinic – meaning I can support people from anywhere in Australia.

I understand that eating and mealtimes can be complicated and created More Than Nutrients to empower you to become an expert in managing your health or the health of your child.

I chose the name More Than Nutrients to reflect my belief that although the foods we eat have an impact on our body, the role food plays in our life extends far beyond it’s nutritional content.

A theme I often explore with my clients is ‘what does food mean to you?’ Some of the responses I commonly hear include ‘community’, ‘connection’, ‘pleasure’, ‘excitement’, ‘a creative outlet’… I also hear ‘pain’, ‘discomfort’, ‘fear’, ‘trauma’, ‘functional’, ‘a chore’.

To me, food is not just a source of vitamins and minerals; it holds the power to evoke memories, shape cultural identities, and provide comfort. By emphasising that there is more to food than it’s nutrients, I aim to guide my clients in understanding the multifaceted roles of food in their lives.

This perspective encourages a mindful, compassionate, and comprehensive journey towards a more sustainable relationship with food – one that acknowledges both systemic (i.e., social, political, and economic ) and individual factors (i.e., personalities, traits, preferences, and past experiences) at every step of the therapy process.

I may be the right fit for you if you are:
  • An adult who wants to improve their relationship with food or body
  • An adult experiencing an eating disorder (any type)
  • The parent of a school-aged child with a small range of foods accepted (i.e., ARFID)
  • Medically stable
  • Over 18 years old
I may not be the right fit for you if you are:
  • Wanting a meal plan to lose weight
  • Not medically stable
  • Under 18 years old
If you do not meet these criteria, please talk with your doctor for alternate support options.

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More about my approach

Currently I am supporting people with:

Professional Affiliations include:

My approach draws from the following:



The benefits of online healthcare




Efficiency

By eliminating travel time it becomes much easier to fit your appointment into a busy schedule.

Comfort

No one likes sitting in clinic waiting rooms. Access your clinician from wherever you like, wear whatever you want, and settle in for a comfortable chat.

Convenience

Can’t remember the name of the supplement you take? Or what type of bread you eat? When we meet online, and you are at home, you have easy access to your pantry, kitchen, and medicine cabinet.

Quality

Nutrition counselling is all about productive and informative conversations. Online appointments offer the same high quality service with greatly improved convenience.

What online healthcare looks like


1. Book and enter your payment details online


2. Complete your new client intake form


3. On the day of your appointment, click the link in your email to join


4. Begin your consultation


5. Discuss how I can support you


6. Leave with an individualised plan

Frequently Asked Questions


You do not need a referral to access a dietitian, however, you may be eligible for a Medicare care plan which could entitle you to a rebate.

If you are eligible for a Medicare care plan, your GP will need to include the following information on the referral:
Initial appointments: Review appointments:

Please note that after hours appointments (5:00pm or later) will have an additional $25 after hours fee applied.
If you provide the details of a current Health Care Card before your appointment, you will be eligible for a concession rate ($180 for an initial; $170 for a review).

Non-client-facing time allows Nicole to complete all necessary tasks, such as complying with medico-legal documentation requirements, communicating with your healthcare team as appropriate, and sending any resources used in session.

Please be advised that electronic payments will incur a 1.90% + $1.00 processing fee.

Medicare:

Private Health: NDIS:

You need a device (computer, tablet, or phone) with access to the internet, and a camera if you wish to use video.

When booking your appointment, you will be prompted to enter your card details. This information is securely stored, and you will only be charged after the appointment has taken place. If you choose to cancel your appointment with more than 48 hours’ (business days) notice, your card will not be charged. Please see the cancellation policy for more details.

When appointments are booked, that time is set aside for you. If you are not able to attend or cancel with short notice, this appointment is unable to be offered to another person.
Therefore, appointments cancelled or rescheduled with:

These fees are not eligible for Medicare or most Private Health Fund rebates.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact the clinic at nicole@morethannutrients.com.au

Communication styles:

Sensory considerations: Seeing differences, not deficits: Individualised approaches: Actively engaging in training led by neurodivergent people:

Working proudly from a Size Inclusive lens, I promote balanced eating, life-enhancing physical activity, and respect for the diversity of body shapes and sizes.
I will not prescribe restrictive diets as I know these do not work long term. Instead, I will combine my expertise in nutrition research with your expertise in yourself to define what “health” means to you. Together we will set realistic and sustainable goals to help you work towards success.
For more information, please visit Size Inclusive Health Australia

I draw from the following approaches, from a firm foundation of Neurodivergent Affirming and Size-Inclusive philosophy.


ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential

Awarded To: Nicole Cashin
VERIFY

The ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential is formal recognition of qualifications, knowledge, training, and professional development activities needed to meet minimum standards for the delivery of safe and effective eating disorders treatment. The criteria for the Credential are built on the NEDC Workforce Core Competencies and the ANZAED Clinical Practice & Training Standards

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Contact

Get in touch with any questions via:

nicole@morethannutrients.com.au
PO Box 2138, Essendon West, 3040
Fax number (+612) 8252 2071