'It was a great privilege to attend my Bachelor of Nutrition Science placement in Vietnam. We gained understanding of the similarities and differences across our cultures relating to nutrition and the health. I learnt so much about the influence of culture and history on our food and nutrition choices, and believe it has really helped shape my world view as a person & professional.'
Jacqui Toumbas, owner and founder of Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen, has been combining her love of wholesome food and community with an entrepreneurial spirit since graduating from QUT’s Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) in 2015. Jacqui was recently recognised by 10 News First Queensland for redirecting her café to support healthcare workers and the elderly during the COVID-19 crisis through a Pay It Forward scheme. Under the scheme, community members can purchase meals for delivery to an elderly person in need or a healthcare worker who is working long hours.
Go your own way
'I chose to study nutrition and dietetics at QUT because I love food, health, and people. The placement year was very challenging but provided insight into how wide the career scope for dietitians can be. I went from designing menus at an acquired brain injury unit to delivering corporate health days. I'm now helping people with their diet and exercise in my own business, Your Fit.