Dietitian / Owner / Director
BCApSc (Human Nutrition), BCom (Marketing Management), PGDipDiet, NZRD
A well-respected dietitian and nutrition expert, Angela Berrill is also a nutrition educator, accomplished speaker and presenter. As an expert nutritionist, Angela is passionate about educating the public on the importance of diet and is regularly called on to share her expertise and opinions by the media. Angela often appears on TV3's the AM Show and previously acted as the nutrition adviser and expert for TV3's Target. She also uses her skills as a nutrition writer to contribute to a number of well-known publications and is often featured in the Healthy Food Guide.
Angela holds Bachelors degrees in Consumer and Applied Science (Human Nutrition) and Commerce (Marketing Management), from the University of Otago. After completing her Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2002, Angela started work in the food industry where she used her dynamic qualifications to launch nutritionally focused products around the globe. Angela was instrumental in ensuring nutrition claim compliance under the FSANZ Food Standards Code and driving product reformulation, in-line with strict nutrition brand guidelines, which she developed. She has had extensive experience writing nutrition and marketing communications and is able to think 'outside the box.'
In 2008, Angela was up for a new challenge and she founded ABC Nutrition on the belief that nutrition should be easy and uncomplicated. Angela is passionate about health and nutrition, and believes in finding ways for people to enjoy food while also nurturing their bodies. Her philosophy is that,
"Healthy eating is more than simply eating healthy food. It is also about having a healthy relationship with food. By listening to our bodies and finding the right balance between our lifestyle and the food we eat, all foods can be enjoyed, not feared."
Due to her strong media skills and passion for raising the awareness of dietitians in the media, Angela was the inaugural convener of the Dietitians New Zealand Media Special Interest Group (SIG) in 2015 and is again Convening in 2019. A goal of Angela’s has always been to empower dietitians and degree-qualified nutrition professionals to become more media savvy. You can find out more about how to become media-savvy over at www.themediasavvydietitian.com.
In addition to her work with ABC Nutrition, Angela was the National Nutrition Advisor at the Heart Foundation of New Zealand from 2015 - 2017 and sat on the the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine NZ Chapter Working Group in 2018.
Today, as well as managing the ABC team, Angela primarily focuses on her writing and media work, speaking engagements, consulting to food industry and being a proud mum to two active young boys - Jack and Will.
Awards and acknowledgements
2018 - Network Communication's 'Outstanding Communicators Award' at the 75th Dietitians New Zealand Jubilee Conference
2018 - Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) NZ Chapter Working Group.
2008 - Fonterra Innovation Award Winner (ANLENE) - 2008
2007 - Fonterra CEO Award Winner