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The Lancet Planetary Health: Our new study finds medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care

Why is this study important? Globally, 11 million deaths annually are attributable to poor diet, making it the leading risk factor for death across the world [1]. Accordingly, many countries recommend that doctors apply nutrition knowledge in practice to support patients to manage lifestyle-related chronic disease and other diet-related conditions. A well recognised evidenced-practice gap […]

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Forget “writer’s block”, I’ve got “editor’s block” – help!

  • September 11, 2019
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In academia, we often talk about “writer’s block”. This is when you find it difficult to figure out what you want to say to your audience. Something that is not as commonly discussed is “editor’s block”. This can be just as frustrating. It happens when you have finished the first draft of a paper and […]

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THREE common nutrition myths – busted!

  • August 19, 2019
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There is a constant influx of incorrect nutrition advice being thrown around the internet, so I thought it would be great to bust three of the top myths that pop up in my news feed. MYTH #1: The MSG in Chinese food is toxic MSG is short for monosodium glutamate. It is a common food […]

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Should we advise patients to eat a diet based on their DNA?

  • July 28, 2019
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What is nutritional genomics? How can we predict which diets will work for which patients? Nutritional genomics may be able to help in the future. Nutritional genomics is the science that looks at the relationship between our genes, nutrition and health. The techniques of this science can help categorise optimal nutrition for various groups and individuals. […]

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Tips on how to disseminate your research findings effectively

As researchers, we know that effective dissemination of research findings is extremely important to help bridge the gap between research and policy. I have supervised many PhD students in my career and often find they are confused about where to begin when it comes to research dissemination. Here are some clear steps to take that […]

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Academic Burnout – How do you switch off?

As a researcher, academic or PhD student, it can be difficult to completely disconnect with your work without feeling guilty about it. Rest is extremely important for productivity and mental health. The question of how to “switch off” from work was posed in our online journal club this week (please let me know if you would like to join us!).

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Dietetic Consultation Can Help Manage Cardiovascular Disease

  • May 29, 2019
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Thanks to a recent study published in the April 2019 edition of Nutrition & Dietetics: Journal of the Dieticians Association of Australia, people suffering from or who exhibit risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) can breathe easier. By using dietetic consultation in addition to their regular treatment regimen in their primary-care setting, high-risk CVD patients […]

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KTAustralia Celebrates 5 Years With New Name

When Tamika Heiden (Twitter handle @KTAustralia) left academia five years ago to start KTAustralia (Knowledge Translation Australia), her goal was to provide academics with the support they needed to frame their academic research in terms of translation or impact. Research impact in Australia is a hot button topic and one that is near and dear […]

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Food Policy Win for Queensland

  • May 12, 2019
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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or vacationing in the Outback, you may have heard about the significant food policy win that took place in Queensland last week. Over the long Easter weekend, media throughout the country announced the newly approved policy banning the advertisement of unhealthy foods, drinks, and alcohol on Government-owned advertising […]

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Opportunities for GPs to learn about nutrition are increasing!

Opportunities for GPs to learn about nutrition are increasing!

  • April 2, 2019
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I have recently been fortunate enough to be involved in the development of one of Australia’s first dedicated CPD (continuing professional development) opportunities for nutrition.Click Here to view the full article. We have outlined below the major factors involved and we want to hear from you if you are of the same belief.

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