About Dr Joanna

"My goal is to inspire you to, and give you the information you need to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle. One where you love to eat well & choose to live this way not because you think you should, but because you know that when you do, you look and feel your absolute best, and you can give and get more out of life"

Scottish-born Dr Joanna McMillan has become one of Australia’s favourite and best-known nutrition and lifestyle specialists. She is a PhD qualified nutrition scientist, dietitian and former fitness instructor, giving her the sound credentials to help us make sense of the increasingly confusing and conflicting health messages we hear in the media.

As a warm and engaging MC, keynote and TEDx speaker, Joanna travels Internationally. She is a popular health presenter and a regular on television and radio, with over a decade presenting health and nutrition segments on The Today Show and is currently also a presenter on ABC's science show Catalyst.

Joanna is an accomplished author of six books, including the latest Get Lean, Stay Lean (Murdoch books, 2017) and is currently working on her seventh, due for release December 2018. She has also written the nutrition information for several of the Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks.

Joanna is a nutrition consultant to Cobram Estate and an ambassador to Diabetes Australia, The Skin & Cancer Foundation and FoodBank. She lives in Sydney with her husband, two sons and her walking buddy, their labradoodle Spartacus.

 
 
Speaking

Looking for an inspiring and engaging speaker or MC for an event? Joanna is an experienced public speaker from delivering keynote addresses internationally, to TEDx, to acting as MC.

Joanna is represented by The Lifestyle Suite. To discuss your event and possible topics, please contact Simone Landes on simone@thelifestylesuite.com

Please note that Joanna no longer runs a nutrition clinic and does not offer one-on-one consultations. Neither can she answer your nutrition or health queries via email. If you have a gut or medical problem, your GP is your first port of call to rule out medical reasons and where appropriate your GP can refer you to an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for individualised dietary advice.

 
 
Testimonials
  • I have been lucky enough to work with Joanna in her capacity as MC, and also as a keynote speaker. Joanna is charismatic, professional and knowledgeable. Her keynote presentation was informative and engaging, and the feedback from our delegates was exceptional. The professionalism and energy that she brings to the MC role was appreciated by the audience and the organisers alike, and I truly felt that I could relax, and that the event was safe in Joanna’s hands. I would highly recommend Joanna as a great addition to any program.

    Cass Brownlow Davies - ThinkTank Media

  • Jo McMillan is a breath of fresh air as an MC. Vibrant, witty, well prepared and totally engaging of the audience attending. As an Ambassador to the Foundation, Jo also successfully conveyed to the audience that the function she MC’d was a fundraiser, with funds raised on the evening indicating the measure of her success. We thank her very much for her contribution to the Foundation generally, and as a fabulous MC and speaker at our recent White Night Gala Ball, attended by over 200 guests.

    Mr. Chris Arnold - Executive Director - Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.

  • Joanna’s advice on how to improve one’s personal wellbeing through sensible exercise and better nutrition was well received by her audience of Rotarians and their partners at the annual conference. Her pleasant and informed approach to the subject was enthralling and she provided vital information with the right mix of humour and examples from her own life experiences. Joanna’s delivery was both stimulating and challenging, such that many in the audience planned to make immediate changes to their own life styles in order to achieve more joy in their life. An excellent presentation!

    Sam McCurdy - Foundation Director, Rotary Club of Berwick

  • Joanna has worked with the Calliden Group on 3 occasions now to speak to a combined audience of over 200 women about general well being. Our dealings with Joanna from onset have been professional yet executed with utmost simplicity. Joanna has captivated audiences with practical advice and received many compliments along the way. She has taken the time to tailor her tips to suit individuals who have been most grateful for her support. Joanna is a picture of glowing health who is living proof that her beliefs work. I would have no hesitation in recommending Joanna and will definitely engage in her services again in the future. 10 out of 10 on every level.

    Rachel Sozzi - Assistant Marketing Manager - Calliden Group

 
 
Media
All RadioTVPrint & Events
  • Chatting on the Today Show with Sylvia Jeffreys and Ben Fordham on foods and drinks that may help you to live a longer, healthier life.

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  • How big is a healthy portion?

    June 14, 2016

    Radio

    Portions have doubled & often trebled since the 1950s. Joanna joined Tony Delroy on ABC's Nightlife, along with fellow dietitiian Margaret Hays to discuss.

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  • Eat for Health Cookbook Launch

    February 21, 2013

    Print & Events

    The Eat for Health cookbook was launched by the (then) Minister for Health, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, alongside Dr Joanna. 

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  • GoScan App on Today

    March 20, 2013

    TV

    Dr Joanna talks about the GoScan App with Karl Stefanovic on the Today show.

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  • Bloating & Feeling 'Blah'

    July 27, 2014

    TV

    Chatting with Shelly Horton on HealthyMeTV about digestion, gut health and bloating.

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  • GoScan App on Room to Grow

    March 26, 2013

    TV

    Dr Joanna is a guest on Room to Grow to discuss the GoScan App. Find out what is in your food and make smarter choices on the go.

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  • Family Life Forum

    April 07, 2013

    Print & Events

    Dr Joanna talks on recognising eating disorders in your kids, as well as giving tips on how to get your kids eating well.

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  • Channel 9 Mornings & A2 Milk

    August 27, 2013

    TV

    Dr Joanna explains what A2 milk is and how it might help some of us on Channel 9 Mornings.

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  • Lunchbox Guide

    January 22, 2014

    TV

    Dr Joanna on the Today show talking healthy lunch boxes for our kids.

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  • Why Buy Australian Olive Oil?

    November 30, 2013

    TV

    Dr Joanna explains why those living in Australia should be buying Australian olive oil.

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  • Exploring Chia

    March 11, 2011

    TV

    Dr Joanna travelled to the Kimberly region of Western Australia to visit The Chia Co., see first hand chia farming and explore the history of chia as a food.

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  • TEDx Macquarie Uni

    November 25, 2014

    Print & Events

    Dr Joanna's talk at TEDx Macquarie Uni - Eat for Real Change.

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  • 6 foods that lower your risk of diabetes

    November 03, 2014

    Print & Events

    Joanna's latest article in the November issue of OH! Magazine.

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  • The Truth About Protein

    November 03, 2014

    Print & Events

    Joanna's article in the November 2014 issue of the Law Society of NSW Journal. 

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  • Foodbank Hunger report

    October 15, 2014

    Print & Events

    The Foodbank Hunger report was launched today in Sydney's Martin Place, highlighting Australia's hidden hunger issue.

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  • Flavour Magazine - Spring 2014

    October 05, 2014

    Print & Events

    Dr Joanna's article in The Peter McInnes Magazine outlining her nutrition philosophies.

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  • A2 Milk & Gut Sensitivities

    September 02, 2014

    TV

    Dr Joanna fronts ad campaign for A2 milk following new research from Curtin University showing different gut effects with A1 and A2 milk in those with milk sensitivities.

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  • 6 Dumb Things Smart People Do

    June 25, 2014

    Print & Events

    Dr Joanna writing for the Law Society of NSW Journal. When it comes to health, fads don't make it easy. And even the smart can get caught.

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