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The unknown power of human breast milk!

Our next blog is by Marina Pjevach, a current Master of Human Nutrition student at Deakin University.  Maria prepared a blog on dietary recommendations to reduce risk of allergy in infants and children in her unit on “Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence”. As the top student, she has been invited to share her blog … Continue reading

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 in the Pacific

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

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

Our next blog is from Neha Rathi, a PhD student from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Her research primarily focuses on improving the diets of adolescent Indians. Neha has been invited to share her research journey. Find out more about Neha’s research journey 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

Our next blog is from Dr Katherine Livingstone, an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Her research interests are dietary patterns, diet quality, obesity and cardiovascular disease in young adults.   Katherine has been invited to share her research … Continue reading

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

Many students are busy during university life, trying to balance a social life with study and work commitments. So why would anyone add to that workload any further by getting more involved at Deakin? Dannielle Hibberd, Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences, former President of Deakin University’s Food and Nutrition Society , Recipient of the School of … 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. In one of the largest studies till date describing the benefits of following the Australian Dietary Guidelines … Continue reading

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