At OnCore Nutrition we strive to keep you well.
At OnCore Nutrition we strive to keep you well. We will empower you with the knowledge and skills to optimise your health and improve you relationship with food, to help you get the most out of life!
With 20 years combined specialised experience in nutrition and dietetics, the team at OnCore can provide tailored and nurturing nutrition advice specific to your health and wellness goals.
At OnCore Nutrition we strive to keep you well. Regardless of your health concerns or treatment plans, we will empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to nurture yourself or your loved ones to achieve optimal health.
With close to 20 years combined specialised experience in nutrition and dietetics, the team at OnCore can provide tailored nutrition advice specific to your health and wellness goals.
For eating disorder and weight management needs, Lauren and Elise have post-graduate training to support and nurture your relationship with food and your body.
Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
Lauren is passionate about oncology care, preventative nutrition and empowering you with innovative strategies to improve your health, body composition and food relationship.
Lauren has ten years’ experience in managing all tumour types across all adult and paediatric age groups. She is passionate about applying her knowledge food elements, nutrients and eating patterns to prevent, manage and recover from cancer and a range of other health conditions. She has a passion for nurturing you from the inside out and is committed to supporting you to tailor your lifestyle to feel the best version of yourself.
She is passionate and experienced with the management of gastrointestinal disorders, including those related to surgical or anatomical changes, cancer treatment and other medical interventions, functional gut disorders and irritable bowel syndrome. She takes a holistic approach to managing your symptoms and gut health.
Lauren has undertaken post graduate study in the Non-Diet Approach, Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics, Cancer Survivorship, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, ACFED Eating Disorders and has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Cancer Centre managing children and adolescents of all ages and cancer types.
Lauren has been recognised for her expertise in nutritional management of adolescent and young adult cancer care and cancer care planning at a national level.
Her interests include attempting to brighten your day with a curated joke (whether you like it or not!), the perfect cup of tea and her blue heeler who matches her energy levels!
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
Elise has a strong passion for oncology nutrition and eating disorders. She committed to providing evidence based, collaborative, nurturing and client-centred nutrition care to support her clients in overcoming disordered eating patterns and breaking free from diet culture.
She has experience working in eating disorder units in both public and private hospitals in Victoria and has advanced training in Eating Disorder management, credentialed through the Australian Centre of Eating Disorder. Elise prides herself on providing a safe space to discuss beliefs, emotions and feelings and believes that recovery is possible. Through her inclusive and insightful counselling skills helps she is able to support her clients to build and nurture a healthy relationship with food and their body.
She is experienced in providing optimal care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders including cancer, IBS, IBD and malabsorption. She has years of experience managing a range of different chronic diseases and has innovative ways to deliver evidence-based nutrition therapy. Elise has experience in implementing enhanced recovery after surgery protocols and has been recognised for her expertise in gastrointestinal surgical care.
Elise’s interests include volunteering to support our four-legged friends (or three-legged in the case of her beautiful rescue dog Jethro) and as many lattes as she can find time to get her hands on!
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
Emma has spent the majority of her career within the space of nutrition in cancer care. She has a great desire to implement dietary strategies to assist you in the management of your health – from diagnosis through treatment, rehabilitation and beyond. Through her nurturing personality, Emma employs a holistic and individualised approach with her clients, recognising each person’s specific situation and needs.
Emma has completed training in counselling techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, utilising this to inform both research activities and within her practise, and provides a warm presence and safe space in her consultations. She has experience in providing optimal nutrition care for groups of people who are classified as disadvantaged within the community.
Emma has a passion for education, and endeavours to translate research and nutrition jargon into easy to understand and comprehend information. She is actively involved in student education, and also works with undergraduate and Masters of Dietetics students at Deakin University.
Having grown up on a farm in country Victoria, Emma values Vitamin ‘N’ (Nature!) above all, she is an animal and outdoor lover, whether this be exploring the bush or the beaches…or just sitting outside with some good wine and cheese!
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
Naomi is passionate about supporting people to make lasting changes to enhance their health and improve their relationship with food. She recognises that each person has a unique background and goals therefore requires a tailored plan to optimise their health. Her approach to nutrition is holistic, individualised and evidence based.
Naomi is highly experienced in supporting those touched by cancer and has spent many years working in a specialist oncology centre. Naomi understands the complex and evolving needs of those living with cancer, through all stages of their journey. She recognises the confusing and overwhelming nature of advice people receive, and ensures that everyone feels understood and empowered to make their own educated decisions.
With an energetic and bubbly personality, Naomi is a self-professed geek who loves to dive deep into nutrition science. She combines this enthusiasm for seeking knowledge with a warm personality and an ability to adapt evidence-based nutrition information into practical tips for everyday life. Naomi is experienced in supporting people with a range of different chronic health conditions and uses a weight inclusive approach in her work.
When Naomi knocks off she grabs her surfboard and heads straight for the waves, where she is usually found splashing about in the white wash, but having heaps of fun anyway!
To support and nurture individuals and groups through inclusive, holistic, evidence-based and personalised nutrition and health care.
What’s in a name
OnCore Nutrition holds much meaning to us.
OnCore, derived from encore, represents our mission to keep the community well nurtured, overcoming adversity to build the best version of themselves.
The first part of our name, ‘Onc’, represents our expertise in oncology and passion to provide the the best in holistic, personalised, evidence-based care to people with, at risk of or recovering from cancer.
The second part of our name, ‘core’, emphasises that good nutrition and a positive relationship with food is central to good health. We appreciate the impact that optimal nutrition can have on individual and community outcomes and respect the multidisciplinary nature of healthcare. We hope to position ourselves as core members of your healthcare team.
OnCore can assist in providing nutritional advice on the following cancer types:
Bone and soft tissue (sarcoma)
Brain and neurological
Head and neck (thyroid, tongue, throat)
Genitourinary (kidney, bladder, prostate, testicles and penis)
Upper gastrointestinal (oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, kidney, gall bladder, GIST)
Lower gastrointestinal (small intestine, large intestine, rectum)
Skin and melanoma
Haematological and blood
Cancers of unknown primary
We have experience in managing eating disorders and challenging food and body relationships
Binge Eating Disorder
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
Weight neutral approach
Body image concerns
We have experience in managing a wide range of conditions including the following:
Malnutrition and weight loss
Body composition and weight management
Gastrointestinal issues (diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome)
Low FODMAP elimination and reintroduction
Altered nutritional digestion and absorption
Diabetes | pre-diabetes | insulin resistance
Cardiovascular disease, blood pressure and cholesterol management
Arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis)
Multiple sclerosis and neurological conditions
Nutritional counselling and behaviour change
Loss of appetite
Oral changes such as dry mouth and taste changes
Swallowing difficulty and texture-modified diets
Get social with us
HIIT Melanoma out of the Park
Walk to Conquer Cancer
World Cancer Day
Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist (AdvAPD)
Lauren graduated with honours from Monash University and was awarded the student prize for highest academic and clinical achievement in 3rd and 4th year.
She was also awarded the DAA Student Prize for Excellence in Professional Practice.
Lauren completed further education in paediatric and adolescent nutrition through completion of the Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in 2014.
Lauren has completed additional education in Complementary Medicine & Health through the National Institute of Integrative Medicine.
The Non-Diet Approach is the clinical application of the Health at Every Size (R) values. Weight-neutral approaches such as the Non-Diet Approach have resulted in decreased body dissatisfaction, decreased disordered eating and decreased depression and lead to increased sustainable, enjoyable self-care behaviours such as eating and moving well in the long term.
Training completed via Open Learning, 2019
Online Training via EdX
Online training through eviQ Education
University of Melbourne via Future Learn
Deakin University and Future Learn
Awards and Achievements
- 2020 Advanced APD recognition
- Invited Expert Group Member for the Optimal Cancer Care Pathway (OCP) for people with Head and Neck Cancer
- Invited Expert Group Member for the Optimal Cancer Care Pathway (OCP) for people with Sarcoma (bone and soft tissue sarcoma)
- 2015 New Conference Presenter Award at the 32nd National DAA Conference
- 2015 Best Novice Researcher Award at the 32nd National DAA Conference
- Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics 3rd and 4th Year Prize for Highest Academic Achievement
- DAA Student of the Year for Excellence in Professional Practice
- DAA Appreciation Certificate for significant voluntary work for DAA
- Awarded membership into Golden Key International Honour Society
- Monash University financial faculty grant for attendance at 28th National DAA conference
- Formal university recognition of Academic Achievement with High Distinction average and position in top 10% each year.
Atkins L, Steer B, Ray H, Kiss N. Implementing and sustaining an evidence-based nutrition service in a haematology unit for autologous stem cell transplant patients. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Aug 2.
Kiss N, Gilliland S, Quinn P, Atkins L, Black J, Frowen J. Evaluating the effectiveness of a nutrition assistant role in a head and neck cancer clinic. Nutr Diet. 2018 Aug 16.
Oral Presentation: Atkins L, Gilliland S, Black J, Kiss N. Effectiveness of a nutrition assistant role in a multidisciplinary head and neck cancer clinic. Victorian Allied Health Research Conference, Melbourne, 2017
Oral Presentation: Atkins L, Kelaart A, Kiss N. E-learning programs are an effective platform to improve malnutrition knowledge. Dietitians Association of Australia Conference, Hobart, 2017.
Oral Presentation: Atkins L, Kelaart A, Kiss N. E-learning programs are an effective platform to improve malnutrition knowledge. Victorian Integrated Cancer Services Conference, Melbourne, 2017.
Oral Presentation: Atkins L, Kelaart A, Kiss N. E-learning programs are an effective platform to improve malnutrition knowledge. Victorian Allied Health Research Conference, Melbourne, 2017.
Invited speaker and panellist at Victorian Food Forum 2017
Oral Presentation: Atkins L, Kelaart A, Kiss N. E-learning programs are an effective platform to improve malnutrition knowledge. AuSPEN Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2016
Poster Presentation: Kelaart A, Atkins L, Donald K Development of an eLearning program for multidisciplinary clinicians on cancer malnutrition. AuSPEN Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2016
Poster Presentation: Kelaart A, Atkins L, Donald K. How much do cancer care clinicians know about cancer malnutrition? AuSPEN Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2016
Attendance and presentation at 33nd National DAA Conference with abstract accepted for poster presentation
Oral Presentation: Kiss N, Gilliland S, Black J, Atkins L. Improved efficiency and patient satisfaction following introduction of a nutrition assistant role in a head and neck cancer clinic. COSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, 2016
Oral Presentation: Loeliger J, Steer B, Ray H, Hughes R, Atkins L. How do I do that again? Vodcasts for patients with feeding tubes and swallowing difficulties. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Conference, Adelaide, 2016
Invited speaker at the Canteen and Youth Cancer Service Youth Cancer Summit , Sydney, 2015. Road Trip Munchies – Nutrition During and After Cancer (1 hour presentation)
Road Trip Munchies – Cooking with Cancer – cooking demonstration
Poster Presentation: Lauren Muir, Dr Karen Donald, Dr Ruth Nicholls, Dora Szucs. Transition support program for allied health graduates – the how and the who. National Allied Health Conference, Melbourne, 2015
Poster Presentation: Dr Ruth Nicholls , Dr Karen Donald, Lauren Muir, Daniela Feuerlicht. Transition support program for Allied Health graduates – all together now! National Allied Health Conference, Melbourne, 2015
Poster Presentation: Lauren Muir, Amber Kelaart, Dr Karen McDonald. Development of an e-learning package for multidisciplinary clinicians on cancer malnutrition. National Allied Health Conference, Melbourne, 2015
Poster Presentation: Lauren Muir , Amber Kelaart, Dr Karen Donald. Appetite for eLearning. National Allied Health Conference, Melbourne, 2015
Oral Presentation: Atkins L, Kelaart A, Donald K Development of an eLearning program for multidisciplinary clinicians on cancer malnutrition. 32nd National DAA Conference, Perth, 2015 – Presenter Award
Poster Presentation: Atkins L, Kelaart A, Donald K. How much do cancer care clinicians know about cancer malnutrition? 32nd National DAA Conference, Perth, 2015 – Best Novice Researcher award
Poster Presentation: Atkins L, Kelaart A, Donald K. Appetite for eLearning. 32nd National DAA Conference, Perth, 2015
Oral Presentation: Ray H, Hughes R, Atkins L. How do I do that again? Vodcasts for patients with feeding tubes and swallowing difficulties. 32nd National DAA Conference, Perth, 2015
Hughes R, Ray H, Steer B, Muir L, Kiss N. w do I do that again? Vodcasts for patients with feeding tubes and swallowing difficulties. Australia and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society and World Congress Larynx Cancer, Cairns, 2015.
Oral Presentation: Atkins L, Kelaart A, Donald K Development of an eLearning program for multidisciplinary clinicians on cancer malnutrition. Victorian Integrated Cancer Services Conference, Melbounre, 2015
Half Day Workshop presenter – COSA Annual Scientific Meeting
Oral Presentation: Kelaart A, Atkins L, Donald K Development of an eLearning program for multidisciplinary clinicians on cancer malnutrition. COSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2014
Poster Presentation: Kelaart A, Atkins L, Donald K. How much do cancer care clinicians know about cancer malnutrition? COSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2014
Poster Presentation: Atkins L, Kelaart A, Donald K. Appetite for eLearning. COSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2014
Oral Presentation: Hill A, Muir L. Enteral nutrition in lung radiotherapy patients. Australasian Lung Cancer Conference, Sydney, 2012
Poster Presentation: Blair E, Dillon E, Hill A, Muir L, Palmer J. Multidisciplinary care in lung radiotherapy patients. Australasian Lung Cancer Conference, Sydney, 2012
Poster Presentation: Muir L, Kiss N, Hill A. Development of an evidence-based nutrition care pathway for sarcoma patients. Australasian Sarcoma Conference, Melbourne, 2011 – Registration scholarship
Founders of the Allied Health Oncology Group
A group of Allied Health (AH) clinicians committed to providing best practice oncology care across the continuum. AHOG aims to enhance interdisciplinary relationships through shared resources, education, events, fundraisers and collaborative models of care. AHOG’s collaborative nature aims to improve access to and awareness of specialised oncology care.