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Understanding gestational diabetes mellitus

By On December 21, 2017

It’s a safe bet you’ve heard about type 1 and 2 diabetes, as over one million Australians have been diagnosed with the disorders.[1]Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia [Internet].… Read More


Less than 5 Stars for Australia’s Health Star Rating System

By On November 9, 2017

In 2014 the Federal Government’s health star rating system for food products was unveiled. Since then it has attracted a significant amount of controversy and criticism from both health professionals and consumers.… Read More


Never too many home cooks in the kitchen: a chat with a nutritionist and mobile kitchen manager at Jamie’s Ministry of Food

By On October 26, 2017

As nutrition and dietetic students, whipping up a stir fry for dinner is oil well and good but for some people cooking at home can seem like a lot of wok, a waste of their thyme… Read More


The effects of Aussie kids being exposed to food and beverage advertising

By On October 16, 2017

Most of us strive to be the healthiest versions of ourselves, but more importantly, parents want their kids to be the healthiest versions of themselves. The media plays a crucial role in… Read More

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No country fully compliant with breastfeeding recommendations

By On September 28, 2017

A global scorecard that analysed economic and societal factors that influence breastfeeding has shown no country in the world is fully compliant in delivering policies and programs that support and promote the practice.… Read More

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Time for Australia’s Vending Machines to Change for the Better

By On September 4, 2017

Admit it: some days are so dire and exhausting that squished up bananas or broken rice crackers just aren’t going to cut it for an afternoon pick-me-up. Often times, we’re faced with the tough decision of waiting out… Read More

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Policy vs Agency: Taxing Sugar in Australia

By On June 26, 2017

Visualising a typical Australian kitchen is usually accompanied by images of our favourite foods and dietary traditions. But as part of these dietary traditions, how often do we think about the impact of sugar in our… Read More

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Vitamin D – a free pass for some fun in the sun?

By On May 22, 2017

As I sit here dressed in a jumper and ugg boots (yes, in Queensland, and yes because it’s cold … ish), I thought it would be timely to talk about vitamin D,… Read More

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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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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