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Malnutrition in Australian Hospitals

By On January 16, 2017

Malnutrition is a real and prominent problem within our hospital system, with approximately 40% of patients affected in Australia and Internationally.[1]Barker LA, Gout BS, Crowe TC. Hospital malnutrition: prevalence, identification and impact… Read More

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Hunger and you: why this often pesky feeling is nothing to fear

By On December 21, 2016

It’s 3pm. Your stomach is rumbling. You can’t concentrate and you’re a little grumpy. You’re hungry. You bought some veggie sticks and dip with you, but you are ravenous and you know… Read More

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Liquid breakfasts: The compromise between convenience and nutrition

By On December 5, 2016

For the past several years now, my friend has had a liquid breakfast. One ‘square’ meal of UP&GO for breakfast every morning. Every day he bashes his fist against the snooze button, rolls out… Read More

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Cake is not bad, and kale is not good.

By On September 2, 2016

“I’ve been so good today, I totally deserve dessert tonight” “I know it’s naughty, but that cake looks so good and I just want a piece” “I just love my food too… Read More

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Women’s nutrition now

By On August 17, 2016

Improving the nutrition of women and girls has the potential to impact so many lives, not just the life of a single woman, but of those she cares for and ultimately those… Read More

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Sleeping less and gaining weight – is there a link?

By On August 10, 2016

Who hasn’t been sleep deprived at some point or another? Definitely as students I’m fairly certain we can all say there have been periods of time that you have stayed up late… Read More

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You’re a student dietitian and you’re eating that processed c**p?!?

By On August 1, 2016

A few months ago I wrote about how a commonly used logical fallacy might be tricking you into going on a diet. Today, I’m going to explore how another logical fallacy might… Read More

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The truth behind ‘natural’ foods

By On July 28, 2016

Ever been confused by a dodgy claim on a food label? You wouldn’t be the first one. Food manufacturers are very successful in their use of misleading language in order to portray a certain… Read More

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Brain Function – Possible new benefits of Omega 3

By On July 22, 2016

Could omega 3 fatty acids be the answer declining brain function? There is little debate that cognitive function declines with age – Alzheimer’s Australia tells us that 1 in 10 Australians over… Read More

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Gut microbiota and mood disorders

By On June 27, 2016

You know that feeling you get – you might be really stressed or nervous about a job interview or final exam and you had “butterflies” in your tummy? This is actually our brain talking to… Read More