Accredited Practising Dietitian
Maria Spanos APD, BNutr&Diet (HonsII)
Maria is a compassionate dietitian working under the Non-Diet Approach to help individuals let go of dieting and food rules, address their body image concerns, find joy in movement and eat in a way that is enjoyable.
She gained her passion for body-inclusive care through her own personal experiences with health, body image and weight concerns. Having experienced the negative effects of healthcare providers not being able to see past body weight and size, Maria is committed to providing weight-neutral care in an empathetic environment.
Maria's areas of interest include working with individuals struggling with yo-yo dieting, weight cycling, body image concerns, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes/diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She utilises the following treatment approaches: Non-Diet/Health At Every Size® and Medical Nutrition Therapy. Maria creates a safe and supportive environment for individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences. She recognises that there is no one-size-fits-all method of pursuing health, and is guided by clients’ own lived experience.
Maria is a member of HAES Australia, the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) and the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
In her spare time, you’d most likely find Maria at the dog park, enjoying live music or relaxing with a good book.
Maria works in our Hornsby practice on Mondays and Fridays from 9am-6pm and in our Sydney CBD practice on Tuesdays from 8am-5pm. To book an appointment with Maria please click here.