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Melanie McGrice

Melanie McGrice

Melanie McGrice is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, one of the few dietitians in Australia to achieve that status. Her success has made her an in-demand practitioner, author and conference speaker, who is eager to share what she knows with her clients and her peers.

She is a go-to resource for the media, who frequently turn to her for their articles and news segments on nutrition, fertility, pregnancy and women’s health.

Melanie earned her Master’s Degree in Dietetics with a simple goal in mind: to help people use nutrition to make a positive difference in their lives. With the help of her team, she runs online programs for women who are pregnant and trying to conceive. She has also recently launched her youtube channel ‘Nourish with Melanie’ which has been a passion project to provide mummas-to-be with free, practical, yet research-based nutrition tips.

Personally, Melanie is a foster mum, and to date has had eight gorgeous girls in her care.

If you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, make sure you visit her website and download one of her free 7 day meal plans.



Why you should be following an anti-inflammatory diet for fertility

Inflammation is beneficial when you are fighting infection, disease or injury. However chronic inflammation is terrible for fertility. Therefore, I believe that an anti-inflammatory diet for fertility is one of the best diet plans that you can follow. Reducing inflammation… Continue Reading >

Vegan diets: helpful or harmful for fertility?

Vegan diets have gained great popularity across the world over the last few years. A vegan diet is naturally more focused around consuming plant-based foods such as fruit, vegetables, whole-grains and legumes. Following a well-planned vegan diet full of nutrient… Continue Reading >

Should I be eating for 3 when pregnant with twins?

If you’re reading this, I am guessing you are pregnant with twins! Congratulations! While this is a super exciting time, you may also be feeling a little overwhelmed and wondering ‘what should I be eating when pregnant with twins?’ Well,… Continue Reading >

What to do if you’re experiencing reflux during your pregnancy

Wondering what you can do if you’re experiencing reflux during your pregnancy? Well, you’ve made it to the right spot! Many women find that they experience reflux at some stage during their pregnancy and it is a lot more common… Continue Reading >

Trying to conceive over 35? Here’s how optimising your diet can help

It is becoming increasingly popular for women to wait until later in life to have kids. While women obviously do this for their own personal reasons, unfortunately our ‘biological clock’ is ticking. And while we can’t change the quantity of… Continue Reading >

Boosting your fertility with plant-based omega 3: what to eat when you don’t eat fish

Omega 3 is an essential nutrient that our bodies, unfortunately, don’t produce naturally, meaning we must get it through our diet. Significant research suggests that omega-3 plays an important role when it comes to optimising fertility – in both men… Continue Reading >

Pregnant and worried about COVID-19? How diet can help boost your immune system.

If you’re pregnant and overwhelmed by the current COVID-19 situation, you have made it to the right spot! Understandably, you probably have a few questions on your mind such as ‘can COVID-19 cause problems for a pregnancy?’ or ‘how can… Continue Reading >

How can I decrease miscarriage risk? 

Miscarriage is an incredibly hard experience that many couples to go through. It affects 15-20% of all women who successfully conceive. Most often, the causes of miscarriage are out of your control, but many couples ask “What can I do to help… Continue Reading >

Your Top Breastfeeding Questions Answered

  Melanie McGrice Firstly, congratulations on becoming a mumma!  I’m sure that you’ve already discovered that feeding your bub is one of your biggest concerns at the moment.  If you’re like most mummas, you’ve already started to track every poo,… Continue Reading >

Benefits of a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy

Did you know that what you eat during pregnancy impacts your baby’s future health?  A Mediterranean-style diet has been found to be one of the healthiest options for pregnant mummas.  Here we investigate the benefits. What is the Mediterranean diet?… Continue Reading >

Mums to be, fight the flu this winter with these 6 nutrients

Everyone loves being curled up in bed during winter with a warm cup of tea. But with the sniffles as well? Not so ideal, right? There are a number of nutrients that may boost your immune system and help you… Continue Reading >

Everything you should know about Listeria during pregnancy

Have you recently found out that you’re pregnant? What amazing news to receive! There’s nothing more exciting than the prospect of starting a family. However, I understand that this time can be a little nerve-racking, as you want to protect… Continue Reading >

Pros and cons of a vegetarian diet during your pregnancy journey

Vegetarian diets have become increasingly popular for improving health – but can a vegetarian diet improve the likelihood of a safer, healthier pregnancy? Yes, it can. Vegetarian diets have been shown to improve fertility and promote a safer pregnancy. In… Continue Reading >

Have you heard of the Anti-Mullerian Hormone?

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by the small follicles in the ovary which have not matured into eggs. Your AMH levels are reflective of your fertility, indicating your potential success rate when trying for a baby. Higher AMH… Continue Reading >

If you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, here’s what you need to know

If you have a glucose test coming up or you’ve already been diagnosed with gestational diabetes (also known as GD), you might be concerned about the role it can have in your pregnancy. Between 3% and 8% of women develop… Continue Reading >

Your Thyroid and Fertility

Did you know that your thyroid can be directly linked to your fertility? Your thyroid is a gland in your neck that is responsible for controlling, many bodily functions. This gland produces hormones that help to control your body’s metabolic… Continue Reading >

Is Breakfast Important during Pregnancy?

It is a common habit for people to start their mornings without breakfast, however is this a healthy routine when you’re pregnant? Pregnancy is a time of rapid growth; your baby and its organs are growing at a fast pace…. Continue Reading >

Why do I get pregnancy cravings? And what do they mean?

You’re in the early stages of your pregnancy and you’ve got a sudden desire for pickles and ice-cream… Or perhaps you’ve got a hankering for some salty hot chips… Maybe you’ve got a sweet tooth and can’t think about anything… Continue Reading >

Should you be avoiding fish during pregnancy?

There is a common misconception that fish should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of mercury and listeria toxicity. While these are a risk, you don’t need to avoid them altogether. You just need to know which fish… Continue Reading >

Is Fat good or bad during pregnancy?

Good nutrition throughout pregnancy is imperative for keeping both you and your bub happy and healthy. But, what about fat?  Is this good or bad during pregnancy?  How much should you have?  And what types?  Well, let me answer all… Continue Reading >

Can I eat cheese while pregnant?

You’ve been invited to a cheese and wine night with your girlfriends. Now that you are pregnant, although you clearly know that you’ll be opting for a water over a wine, you’re not sure about which cheese, if any, is… Continue Reading >

Do you need to cut the caffeine during pregnancy?

If you are reading this, I am going to guess that you are a coffee drinker. Am I right? Perhaps it’s a creamy latte to wake you up in the morning. Or maybe your kryptonite is a strong black to… Continue Reading >

Healthy breakfast ideas to ease your pregnancy woes

You already know that breakfast is super important but did you know that it’s the meal most likely to be skipped? When you’re pregnant, it is even more important that you are starting your day off with a filling breakfast… Continue Reading >

So what does folate actually do?

If you’re pregnant or planning to be, you probably know that you need to be taking folate supplements – but what you may not know is why. I’m going to take you through what your body actually does with all… Continue Reading >

Help! What can I do now that I’ve run out of motivation?

If you’re a couple of months into your pregnancy, the temptation to give into those ice cream cravings and hang out on the couch is probably growing as fast as your baby is! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is so important… Continue Reading >

10 Healthy Snack Ideas for your Pregnancy

If you didn’t put too much thought into your food choices before you fell pregnant, you might be feeling a little lost when it comes to your pregnancy diet. If you were a healthy weight before you fell pregnant, you… Continue Reading >

What do you mean I can’t eat for two?

  Weight gain is a sensitive topic among pregnant (and non-pregnant!) women – however, it’s an important discussion to have, as one of the first steps to prioritising the health of your baby is prioritising your own. A recent study… Continue Reading >

True or false? Your pregnancy diet can affect your baby’s health for years to come

The short answer? True! And it makes sense – almost everything your baby needs to grow and develop is provided by you. Nutrients that power your body are extracted from food and carried through the placenta into your baby’s bloodstream…. Continue Reading >

Myth Busting: You don’t need to avoid these foods if you’re expecting – they’re safe!

Fish Whilst it’s true that fish can be a little troublesome during pregnancy, there’s no reason to cut it out completely! As well as being a good source of protein and other healthy fats, fish is a great source of… Continue Reading >

Safety first – which foods should you stay away from during pregnancy?

Whether you’re a worrier or more happy-go-lucky, you’ve probably had at least a few thoughts about how your lifestyle will affect your baby. The good news: if you’re eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly, you’re probably doing okay! The… Continue Reading >

The dos and don’ts of meal planning during pregnancy

Whilst exercise is important, dietary intervention has a greater impact on your health during pregnancy. However, if you’re like a lot of women, you get to lunch time and hunger takes over, causing you to grab the first thing in… Continue Reading >

You’ve just found out that you’re expecting – so what’s next?

First of all, congratulations! Whether you’re feeling excited or shocked (or maybe somewhere in between!), I’m here to offer support and healthy living advice to keep you and your baby happy during the months to come. Whether you’re a first-time… Continue Reading >

Leading Australian Dietitian, Melanie McGrice joins Kiddipedia!

Melanie McGrice is a leading Australian dietitian and a highly respected author, researcher, journalist, speaker, blogger, thought leader and media personality on nutrition and dietary issues – and we are thrilled to be in partnership with her.  As an Advanced… Continue Reading >



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