Clinical & Sports Nutritionist – Maitland, Newcastle, Hunter Valley

Nutritionist – Maitland, Newcastle

Nourish with Zest Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic offers personalised Nutrition Plans, designed by a qualified Nutritionist. Plans are based on your lifestyle and your requirements to help you reach your goals, whether that is better health, weight loss or a PB in your next sporting event!

Balancing good nutrition and exercise is tough when you have a family, work, social commitments and a hectic life schedule. At Nourish with Zest we understand that personal nutrition and wellbeing can take a backseat to these other priorities.

This is why we offer advice and plans tailor made to your own situation, whether that includes children, shift work, sports training, health conditions or any other obstacle to prioritising your own health and wellbeing.

Our mission is to “Empower” with knowledge, “Inspire” by example and “Motivate” with one-on-one support.

Join us and see how easy & enjoyable it can be to eat wonderful ‘real’ food everyday and gain your energy and vitality back, so you can enjoy life to the full. Face to face consultations occur in our Maitland clinic in the Hunter Valley, NSW, or from the comfort of your own home via skype.

Make your appointment today. Call 0431 130 095 or email info@nourishwithzest.com.au and speak with your qualified Clinical Nutritionist, Melissa Boucher.

We specialise in:

  • Women/Mothers
  • Shift Workers
  • Athletes
  • Retirees
  • Family and Child Nutrition

Expert advice for:

  • Weight Loss for Adults, Children and Teens
  • Increased Energy and Motivation
  • Improved Health and Wellbeing
  • Boosting Your Immune System
  • Improved Sports Performance
  • Improved Recovery

Weight Loss

Sports Peformance

Health & Wellbeing


After we both decided to make some changes in our life with introducing regular exercise and changing our diet we knew we needed some guidance with our diet.

As we both work full time and Jon being a shift worker we found Mel was accommodating & flexible. After sitting down with Mel and explaining what we were after we were each given a tailored nutrition plan according to our requirements.

Mel then followed up with us in the days and weeks after to find out how we were traveling and if the plan needed adjusting.

Jon lost over 4kg in 5 weeks and 8cm off his belly & Karen lost over 2kg. The weight is still coming off and we are feeling energized and enthusiastic.

We have found Mel to be professional, friendly, supportive, approachable and very helpful and would recommend Mel to anyone wanting to make healthier choices regarding their diet. Thanks for all your help Mel!!

Karen & Jon, Aberglasslyn, Weight Loss
I met Melissa of Nourish with Zest at our local triathlon club. Nutrition was something I hadn’t put much thought into when racing but Mel provided me a detailed eating plan when preparing for my first Olympic distance triathlon.

Mel’s guidance was vital on race day to maintaining my energy levels and staying hydrated.

Recently I was run down and sick and Mel aided a quick recovery by giving me comprehensive advice to build my immune system, including what vitamins to take and recipes for smoothies the whole family have been enjoying ever since.

I would highly recommend Mel for any sporting, children or general dietary requirements. I have always found her knowledge extensive in all these areas.

Cindy W, Maitland - Triathlete & mother of 2, Performance Nutrition - Triathlon
Melissa has been assisting me with my triathlon preparation with both training and nutrition advice. I have been doing sprint distance triathlons for a number of years but recently stepped up to Olympic distance. I found the increase in both training and nutritional requirements was beyond my ability.

Thankfully with Melissa’s help I was able to transition smoothly and perform far better than I had hoped.

Melissa’s passion and knowledge is contagious and she has an amazing ability to adapt individual needs to a plan that is both realistic and achievable.

I have no hesitation in recommending Melissa.

Angela M, Bolwarra - Triathlete & Mother of 3, Performance Nutrition - Triathlon
I am a 41 year old mother of three and decided a couple of years ago to get into Triathlons. In November last year I completed my first Olympic distance triathlon. In the lead up to this event I was fortunate enough to be in contact with Mel from ‘Nourish with Zest’ who provided me with an eating plan to help me with my preparation. Prior to this I hadn’t given the food side of things a second thought.

With the help and guidance of Mel I was able to perform at my best. The eating plan was tailored to my particular needs (especially likes & dislikes) and Mel’s support throughout the lead up to this event was invaluable and inspirational.

I would highly recommend ‘Nourish with Zest’ to anyone that may need some help with their next big event.

Michelle B., Maitland – ‘Tryathelete’ & mother of 3, Performance Nutrition - Triathlon
Mel has been working with me with my cycling for a couple of years now. She has given me fantastic advice in relation to general nutrition as well as a more specific nutrition plan for before, during and after my races.

With my races being anywhere up to 240 kilometres long, a good nutrition plan is essential and Mel’s plans are well thought out and effective.

Mel’s plans have definitely made a noticeable improvement in my performance on the bike as well as my recovery afterwards.

I would highly recommend Mel to anybody seeking advice on nutrition plans and what nutritional supplements are best for you.

NSW State Masters road champion (2014); Podium finisher for State Masters Individual Road Time Trials (2011, 2012, 2014); 2nd in Gunnedah to Tamworth Road Race in open field (2012, 2014).

Brett J, Maitland, Performance Nutrition - Cycling
After struggling for many years to lose weight and unsuccessfully trying every diet and eating plan going around, I decided to get real in my attempts to lose weight and improve my health and I knew that the person to help me would be Mel.

Being a busy Mother herself, Mel understands how difficult it can be to juggle daily life, work and a family. Mel was able to put together a nutrition plan to suit my lifestyle and tastes. There are no gimmicks, no unnecessary supplements and no fad diets with Mel. Just straight forward, easy to prepare food based on solid science and no fuss, healthy eating. And it works!

With Mel’s advice I found that the number on the scales has been steadily dropping and I have much more energy and feel so much better within myself. Mel is genuinely passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals and offers continual support and guidance without judgement. I cannot recommend Mel’s services highly enough to any person seeking nutritional advice and guidance and I look forward to continuing my journey with her support.

Annette P - Maitland, mother of 2, Weight Loss