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Catch a Rising Star
Talking “Authentic Spoon”, with Tess Keightley
here are a host of young dietitians
leading the “influencer” fight
to share evidence-based nutrition
information. Here at DC, we’re lucky
enough to work with Tess Keightley, aka
Authentic Spoon, and we thought
we’d talk all things social media
and her rise as a nutrition influencer.
Tell us how pursuing a career in dietetics all
Dietetics was not something I’d planned for myself.
After finishing high school, I originally began
studying a Bachelor of Multimedia. I had this career
dream of wanting to be a music producer or create
music videos! About 12 months into the degree, I
decided to defer and take some time off.
On break from study, I unexpectedly developed
quite severe acne and unexpected weight gain.
I went straight to “Dr Google” in search of
natural cures and came across a lot of dietary
recommendations and nutrition advice. I found
the idea of nutrition interesting – I would spend
hours learning about nutrition and creating healthy
recipes, and it quickly became a hobby. When the
time came to return to university, my mum (having
a strong science background) and seeing my
interest in nutrition, suggested I study dietetics...
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TESS’ TOP TIPS FOR
• Be authentic & original
• Have a point of
• Collaborate don’t
• Post quality content
that reflects your
• Engage and build a
community of like-
• Take good quality
images, lighting is
Infuse | September 2019