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Seven Tips for Spotting Dodgy Nutrition Advice

By On July 27, 2017

  Ever found yourself googling the healthiest diet? Or maybe you are perpetually interested in the newest nutrition trend? You’re not alone. In fact, recent research shows that almost half of internet… Read More

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Protein and exercise: the true fountain of youth?

By On July 24, 2017

A magical fountain that can heal the ravages of age was a lifelong quest for both Alexander the Great way back in 300BC and 16th Century Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon. The latter… Read More

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Could good old fashioned table manners be the key to mindful eating?  

By On July 17, 2017

Recently it occurred to me that there may be a connection between modern day mindfulness and having table manners drummed into me as a kid every time we sat at the dinner table.  I… Read More

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Why we need to legally regulate both the titles ‘Nutritionist’ and ‘Dietitian’ in Australia

By On July 10, 2017

Nutrition misinformation in Australia is increasingly apparent. Currently anyone can call themselves a nutritionist or dietitian, regardless of whether they obtain the appropriate qualification to do so. This allows for under-qualified nutritionists… Read More

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Cheese over Cheezels: winning the calcium battle with teenage girls

By On June 22, 2017

I couldn’t be prouder of my 14-year-old niece. She’s quickly growing into one of the smartest and most confident young women I know. If she’s anything like others her age, though, I… Read More

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Berries, the ultimate brain food or just a sham?

By On June 19, 2017

Berries are one of those delicious moreish fruits…sweet and juicy, one just isn’t enough! But despite their delicious flavour, berries have been said to have beneficial effects on our brain. This article explores the… Read More

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Eight Dimensions of Wellness

By On June 12, 2017

As part of an international nutrition field trip to Kuala Lumpur, our group of Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice students visited the Wellness Centre at the University of Malaya to see how Malaysian dietetics is practiced in… Read More

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Fresh vs Frozen: How Fruit and Veg Stacks Up

By On June 8, 2017

Have you ever wondered why the price of fresh fruit and vegetables is so high, and when you compare it to frozen produce the price difference is quite noticeable? At the time of… Read More

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Move over, superfoods; bananas are back!

By On June 5, 2017

Okay okay, they were never really out, but sometimes going back to the basics is necessary – food included. If you have been into a supermarket lately, you are probably aware of… Read More

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GMOs: The Big Questions

By On June 1, 2017

Transparency when it comes to the food industry is rarely ever harmful. It is encouraging when people are concerned with what food they are consuming, how it is produced and what health… Read More