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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

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

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

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

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