Deakin Nutrition

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From patients to public health nutrition – Dr Rachel Laws

Our next blog is from Dr Rachel Laws, a researcher and soon-to-be Senior lecturer from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Her research primarily focuses on early life nutrition and developing obesity prevention interventions for families with young children, particularly programs that can be readily … Continue reading

Eating patterns: how do they affect our health?

Everywhere we turn, be it health magazines, diet books or social media posts from “health and fitness warriors”, we are confronted with nutrition advice to promote weight loss.  For instance, the advice to have frequent small meals throughout the day to control hunger while increasing metabolism has been repeated so often that many have come … Continue reading

Free trade, food systems and dietary change and in the Pacific

Studded across the vast Pacific Ocean are 22 small island nations and territories, home to a diversity of population sizes, geographies and cultures. And among these palm-swept islands, one of the clearest examples of food systems and dietary change in modern history has played out. And this change has been driven, at least in part, … Continue reading

My Research Journey – Dr Catherine Milte

Our next blog is from Dr Catherine Milte, a researcher and lecturer from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Dr Milte lectures in the areas of Lifespan Nutrition and Research Practice, and her research is primarily focused on understanding dietary behaviours and how these impact on the physical and mental health of our older generations. Dr Milte has been invited to share her research journey. Continue reading

From passion to profession … PhD student Neha Rathi shares her story

Find out more about Neha’s research journey in this video. The Snapshots of My Life… I was raised in the mesmerising little city of Kolkata, simmering with culture and seasoned with traditions served with a dash of the contemporary and a hint of the ultramodern. My childhood memories of my mother cooking ignited within me … Continue reading

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

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