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Deakin Nutrition

Nutrition and dietetics has a long history at Deakin with a world-leading research profile, and degree programs in high demand taught by engaged teaching staff
Deakin Nutrition has written 52 posts for Deakin Nutrition

Doctors are ill-equipped to reduce the burden of chronic disease

How would you respond if when consulting your doctor for a sore throat that they told you that you were overweight? Would you appreciate your doctor raising this issue with you or would you be insulted? Many doctors would not be comfortable raising the issue of being overweight, even if they could do this in … Continue reading

How are sleep and good nutrition linked?

Dr Dominque Condo, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian at Geelong Cats football club, talks about the latest research for Sleep Awareness Week. Dr Condo, along with colleagues at Deakin University, Associate Professor Brad Aisbett and Dr Severine Lamon, reviewed the evidence linking the potential effects of sleep … Continue reading

Interested in a career in research? Dr Katherine Livingstone shares her research pathway

Dr Katherine Livingstone is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute of Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. Watch a video of Katherine sharing her “Research Pathway in a Minute” here. Life before PhD When I was 8 my family and I moved to The Netherlands, where I lived until I … Continue reading

Why getting involved at Deakin will be one of the best things you will ever do during your study!

Guest blog by Dannielle Hibberd, Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences, former President of Deakin University’s Food and Nutrition Society , Recipient of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Student Engagement Award and the Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding Contribution to University Life.   Many students are busy during university life, trying to balance a … Continue reading

My visit to the National Institute of Nutrition in Vietnam

Guest blog by Nicole Biggs, Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences and Alfred Deakin Medallist on her visit to the  National Institute of Nutrition in Vietnam funded by Australian Nutrition Trust Fund.   Three weeks packed full of screaming babies, endless eating, motorbike rides and gorgeous people The work: I spent the majority of my … Continue reading

Can multivitamins combat stress?

To take a multivitamin or not to take a multivitamin? That is the question. In recent years there have been mixed messages around whether it is worthwhile for healthy people to take additional dietary supplements. Dietitians tend to advocate a diet filled with fruits and vegetables before reaching for the supplement bottle. Medical clinicians have … Continue reading

Health benefits of following Australian Dietary Guidelines

For the first time researchers have shown that meeting current Australian Dietary Guidelines is linked to 30 per cent lower risk of obesity in both men and women and 40 per cent lower risk of hypertension in men. The study, “Diet quality is associated with obesity and hypertension in Australian adults: a cross sectional study” … Continue reading

Nine sure fire ways to get your kids (and you) to enjoy veges every day

Nutrition Australia is reminding us in National Nutrition Week to ‘Try for 5’ serves of vegetables a day. Why? Because vegetables are nutrient rich and simply central to a diet that will promote good health. It can be hard for adults to reach the 5 serves a day (in fact most of us only eat … Continue reading

National Nutrition Week: an opportunity to combine nutrition and sustainability

Nutrition Australia’s National Nutrition Week (October 16-22) is an important time to promote healthy eating behaviours by encouraging people to eat more vegetables. It is also a time to foster discussion between parents and children. However, with one in four of Australian children between the ages of 2 and 17 years overweight or obese and less than 1 … Continue reading

People with ‘obesity gene’ can still lose weight

“No matter how much I diet or exercise, I can’t seem to shift the weight!” Sound familiar? Let’s be honest, we all know someone who’s blamed their genes for not being able to lose weight. However, new research published in the BMJ shows that having the risk version of the FTO gene (the gene which has … Continue reading

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