It wasn’t until a well-earned escape to the remote wilderness of Alaska and Canada in 2011, culminating with a trip to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference in the USA, that Dr Maree Ferguson had a chance to dream about what she wanted to leave as her legacy – the idea for Dietitian Connection was born.
While Maree is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an internationally renowned nutrition and dietetics expert, she will be the first to tell you at that time she had no clue about how to start or run a business. But what she lacked in business acumen she well and truly made up for with an unwavering desire to inspire nutrition professionals.
The industry has evolved a lot, even since launching the business in 2012, and Maree has shaped Dietitian Connection to move with the changing landscape, rise to today’s challenges and become a one-stop-shop for dietitians eager to become nutritional leaders.
Our vision is to empower dietitians to realise their professional dreams by building a community that inspires, educates and unites.
Dietitian Connection is home to the latest industry news, nutrition and leadership resources, leading webinars and podcasts, product and business/marketing information, events and job opportunities.
Membership is growing rapidly, with more than 6000 members from all over the world.
Our five core values form the crux of Dietitian Connection.
We believe nothing is more powerful than someone who is inspired to create real change. Inspiration is empowering, promotes thought leadership and drives you to accomplish things you never thought possible.
It has been said if you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far, go together – This concept is at the heart of everything we do. Collaboration has the power to change the way we think, reshape how we act and open our minds.
Without innovation in today’s world, it is only a matter of time before you are left behind. To be innovative requires courage, a willingness to step outside the box and think beyond the here and now.
Robust, friendly debate is a powerful tool for broadening thinking and considering other perspectives. While we may not always agree with opposing points of view, recognising and listening is what helps us to grow.
In an industry that is constantly changing we believe that it is through lifelong learning that we can continue to best serve the needs of our clients and continue to grow as professionals. We believe lifelong learning is a journey that takes courage and an unwavering passion.