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Everybody deserves good health and enough energy to enjoy life to their full potential

About the Nourish with Zest Clinic

Melissa BoucherMelissa Boucher is the Principal Nutritionist and founder of Nourish with Zest Nutrition and Well Being Clinic.

She established Nourish with Zest in order to Empower, Inspire and Motivate people (particularly women) to put their health and wellbeing first.

As a qualified Clinical Nutritionist, (Adv. Dip. Nutritional Medicine), with a Bachelor of Social Science (UNSW) and a Masters in Communication Management (UTS), mother of 3 children, and endurance athlete, she has a wealth of experience in nutrition, exercise and healthy living advice.

Melissa knows what it’s like to be busy. She also knows there is no room for fatigue and illness in a hectic schedule. She is passionate about empowering and inspiring people to live their life to the full by putting their own health and wellbeing first, and feels it is her duty to provide practical and realistic nutrition advice in order to help clients sort the fact from fiction in the world of diet and exercise. Her primary focus is helping clients to understand the way their eating can affect all areas of their lives, and to help them understand how easy it can be to achieve a feeling of wellbeing through simple modifications.

Melissa’s mantra is ‘everything in moderation, including moderation’ and she advocates a sensible, practical and pleasurable approach to nutrition and life.

Melissa does not believe in restrictive diets, but in weaving in a balance into every day life to ensure longevity of the changes for optimum health and wellbeing.

She works with clients to create a lifestyle and nutrition plan that is easy to follow and doesn’t involve eliminating food groups or deprivation. She works together with you to create achievable goals, which are reached through support, motivation and the most up to date nutrition information.

Melissa has been actively involved in endurance sporting events for nearly 20 years and still regularly competes in 1/2 marathons, endurance triathlons, endurance trail running and multi-sport events. Her ever expanding knowledge (based on scientific peer reviewed research) and experience in training and nutrition has seen her still performing at her best and achieving success for herself and her clients.

Make an appointment to see Melissa to put your health and wellbeing first and regain your ‘zest’ for life! Call0431 130 095or email


What we believe:

1.There is not just ‘one’ way to eat for good health.

Everybody is different and different bodies require and react to different foods. You need to find out what food is ‘right’ for your body and in what quantity.

2. There are some fundamental basics for good health and good nutrition, which are scientifically proven.

  • Move your body regularly
  • Eat mostly vegetables and fruit & other plant based foods such as wholegrains
  • Eat quality lean protein
  • Eat nuts, seeds and good oils, such as olive oil, avocado & flaxseed oil
  • Get enough sleep
  • Drink enough water
  • Practice mindfulness and gratitude

3. Energy and vitality are available to everyone.

Even when sleep is at a minimum (during the early days of parenthood or busy periods of life), if you focus on eating well and moving your body regularly, you can still maintain energy and vitality until sleep becomes available again.

4. Motivation comes from within, but knowledge, inspiration and support can be sought externally.

You need to work out why you want to make the changes you do and make it crystal clear that you are doing this for yourself. We can then provide the know how, inspiration and support to help you on your way. But ultimately, the journey is yours.

5. Deprivation and banning whole food groups is not a recipe for enjoyable eating.

Life is short and is to be enjoyed! Our goal is to ensure you have the knowledge and strategies to enjoy delicious, satisfying meals, shared in a relaxed environment with no remorse or guilt and no negative health consequences.