About Us

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 over 15 years  combined specialised experience in nutrition and dietetics, the team at OnCore can provide tailored nutrition advice specific to your health and wellness goals.

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YOUR TEAM

The OnCore team consists of passionate Accredited Practising Dietitians with experience in managing all cancer types from prevention through to survivorship. They respect and understand the immense value that food and nutrition can play as therapy. Their years of oncology experience in specialised cancer centres has seen them manage all cancer types from diagnosis to survivorship. Their specialised knowledge can be applied to optimise health, wellbeing and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.

Both Elise and Lauren have experience in managing all tumour types from diagnosis to survivorship. They understand the impact that cancer and it’s treatments can have on the body and have the expertise to use nutrition as a tool for restoration. They are experts in selecting the right balance of nutrients and eating pattern to optimise your path to wellness.

ELISE DEN
ELISE DENAccredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
Elise has experience in managing all cancer types. Her passion lies with cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and gastrointestinal disorders. She has years of experience managing a range of different chronic diseases and has some innovative ways to deliver evidence-based nutrition therapy.

Her understanding of digestion, absorption and processing of nutrients can help you select and get the most out of the food you eat. From reducing inflammation to strengthening your hair and nails, Elise will help you find the best version of you.

Elise has experience in implementing enhanced recovery after surgery protocols and has been recognised for her expertise in gastrointestinal surgical care.

LAUREN ATKINS
LAUREN ATKINSAccredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
Lauren has 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.

Lauren has undertaken post graduate study in paediatric nutrition and dietetics 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.

Lauren Atkins

Education

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.

Awards and Achievements

  • 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.

Publications

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

Education – Elise Den

Elise has completed additional education in Complementary Medicine & Health through the National Institute of Integrative Medicine.

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Working collaboratively with multidisciplinary health professionals
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Convenient locations across Melbourne
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Over 15 years of passionate experience
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Providing education and support to students at numerous Victorian Universities

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