Jody Vassallo trained as a Home Economist and has been working as a recipe writer and food stylist for the past 22 years. She has collaborated with many leaders in the food industry, including Bill Granger, Jamie Oliver (a ten year partnership!) and Donna Hay. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Sainsbury’s magazine, Gourmet Traveller, Mind Food and donna hay magazine; she has worked at Murdoch Books, published for Marie Claire Style, and created books for French publisher Hachette Livre.
In 2002 she started her own publishing company, Fortiori, to create recipes for people with specific dietary requirements like diabetes, coeliac disease and allergies. In 2003, her Fortiori Nutrition for Life series won the Gourmand World Food Media Award for Best Nutrition Series and in 2014, her book Beautiful Food won the award for Best Nutrition and Health Cookbook (Australia).
Jody graduated from Institute of Integrative Nutrition as Health Coach in 2014 and now runs a successful online health coaching business where she works with women on a range of health issues. Using her extensive knowledge of food medicine she has had great success with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, insomnia, endometriosis, coeliac disease diabetes and weight related conditions.
Jody also teaches regular yoga classes in Bangalow and owns a wellness retreats business called Rising Collective which runs retreats in Australia, Bali and Europe. Her 2016 event with Dr Libby Weaver, Balancing the Busy, was attended by over 200 local women.
You can connect with Jody at http://jodyvassallo.com/