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Ms Jessica Kempler





Faculty of Health


School of Exer & Nutr Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Master of Human Nutrition, Deakin University, 2011
Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition, Deakin University, 2010

+61 3 924 68651


Jessica is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist (NSA) with a wealth of experience in public health nutrition and nutrition promotion and education across a variety of sectors including government, not for profit, community health and academia.

She has experience in statewide healthy eating policy development and implementation across Victorian settings including early childhood education and care, schools, workplaces, hospitals and health centres and sport and recreation centres.

Jessica is passionate about helping to create healthy eating environments to support good health for communities and populations, and about teaching and empowering students in this area.

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Career highlights

  • Working in children's nutrition at the NPY Women's Council in Alice Springs, with families from remote Aboriginal communities to support children's growth and development 
  • Helping to establish the Healthy Eating Advisory Service and supporting food policy implementation across Victorian settings
  • Supporting the development of food and nutrition policy at the Department of Health, particularly the Healthy Choices guidelines
  • Working with the Department of Health and the Department of Education to establish a guide for assessing healthy eating in the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Supporting a joint directive from the COAG Heathy Council and Meeting of Sport and Recreation Ministers to address childhood obesity through healthy eating in children's sport and recreation
  • Helping to develop a joint position statement between the Dietitians Association of Australia and Dental Health Services Victoria about oral health and nutrition 
  • Undertaking a secondment to Sport and Recreation Victoria to integrate healthy eating policy into state wide sport and recreation initiatives


Nutrition Society of Australia (Member and Registered Public Health Nutritionist)


Jessica Kempler, Penny Love, Kristy Bolton, Margaret Rozman, Alison Spence. The FoodChecker study: Exploring use of a digital tool to support healthy food provision in Victorian Long Day Care services. Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, 2021

Margaret Rozman, Jessica Kempler, Jemma Watkins. Do menu assessments improve the nutritional quality of long day care menus? Dietitians Association of Australia conference, Brisbane, 2014

Jemma Watkins, Margaret Rozman, Jessica Kempler. Interpretation and Practical Application of the New Australian Dietary Guidelines for Early Childhood Services. Dietitians Association of Australia conference, Canberra 2013

Professional activities

Nutrition Society of Australia Registration Committee (Member)

The Registration Committee is a committee of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) that determines the eligibility of NSA member applicants for registration as a nutritionist.


Deakin University Facultly of Health Honours Publication Award, 2021

Department of Health and Human Services Excellence in Achievement Award, 2017


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Exploring the Use of a Web-Based Menu Planning Tool in Childcare Services: Qualitative Cross-sectional Survey Study

Jessica Kempler, Penelope Love, Kristy Bolton, Margaret Rozman, Alison Spence

(2022), Vol. 6, pp. 1-18, JMIR Formative Research, Toronto, Canada, C1

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