Rachel Zabel

Rachel Zabel

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Paediatric Dietitian
North Lakes - Paediatric Clinic

Rachel has 15 years experience as a dietitian and specialises in supporting people living with an eating disorder, particularly ARFID and binge eating disorder.

Rachel also specialises in supporting the neurodivergent population (eg autism, ADHD) in this domain. Rachel has completed training in SOS and Responsive Feeding Therapy and integrates these concepts into treatment.

Rachel is a paediatric dietitian and as a mother of four, she has firsthand knowledge of the frustrations associated with feeding problems and caring for a neurodiverse child. She provides a warm, empathetic and caring approach.

Rachel can also assist with a broad range of nutrition concerns in children:

  • Babies and Toddlers: Cows milk protein allergy or lactose intolerance, faltering growth and supplements, introduction to solids.
  • Children: Faltering growth, supplements and tube feeding. Fussy eating and problem feeding particularly in the neurodiverse population.
  • Adolescents: ASD/ADHD, eating disorders or early disordered eating behaviours (binge eating, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, EDNOS, ARFID).
  • All ages: gut concerns and allergies including coeliac disease, iron deficiency, assessment of nutrient adequacy of the diet, constipation, loose bowels, reflux and IBS.

Rachel provides home visits and nutrition support to people living with a disability, and she also has a depth of general experience in private practice covering areas such as IBS/gut health, high cholesterol, weight concerns, diabetes and nutrition for older adults.

Qualifications: Ba Health Science (Nutr&Diet, Hons), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)

Specialty areas:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Paediatrics
  • Disabilities
  • Food therapy

North Lakes - Paediatric Clinic