Hi, I’m Marike! – Nutrition Sustain
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Hi I’m Marike (Ma-ree-ka)!

Pregnancy Nutrition Dietitian

I’ve a big-heart passion for helping women prepare for pregnancy and grow a healthy baby!

I’m an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with over 10 years of experience and also a recent Mama to my little girl Ayla.

Nothing has made my soul happier than experiencing the journey of motherhood – all the way from getting my pre-pregnancy bloods done, that first pregnancy test, the growing belly, the climatic birth, and then finally holding my tiny little person in my arms. Oh yes, it’s been my biggest joy, but not without the overwhelm on which nutrients to eat and when (yes, I had these feelings too, even as a dietitian!).

That’s why Pregnancy Nutrition School was born! Nothing excites me more than helping soon-to-be mamas like yourself get food and nutrient clarity through my step-by-step pregnancy nutrition framework. This evidenced-based roadmap will help you have fun with food while preparing your body for the most exciting, crazy, and life-changing journey ever!

My favourite things…

  • Dark chocolate and rooibos tea: I can’t go a day without dark chocolate and a warm cup of rooibos tea. They’re a match made in heaven.
  • Clean towels and sheets: Nothing feels so good like clean towels and sheets that have been dried crisp by the sun.
  • Dancing: I’m definitely not the best of dancers but I love dancing with my hubby Milad.
  • Travel: Learning more about the world by tasting and experiencing new foods and cultures compares to none.
  • Photos: Capturing moments with my camera, especially of my little Ayla, is something I can’t stop doing.
  • Family: My hubby and little girl are my everything. They are ‘my why’, my reason for being. I love doing life with them!



Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) (Curtin University, Perth)

Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (Curtin University, Perth)

Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition) (Victoria University, Melbourne)

ISAK Training Course – Level One Anthropometrist (Curtin University, Perth)

Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics (Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne)

Certificate in Nutrition Therapy for Fertility and Pregnancy (Nutrition Plus, Melbourne)


Professional Memberships

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)