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Doing nutrition better: A fresh approach

Extend your practical knowledge of your nutrition with our one-day workshop
Two thirds of Australians are obese or overweight. Many are on fad diets that don’t work and might even be harmful, and others try unsuccessfully to follow official dietary guidelines. Why is it so hard?

Course overview

Traditional approaches to nutrition in Australia are failing. This workshop will present a new approach to nutrition and explain why we find it so hard to follow nutritional advice when modern food environments exploit and work against our biology. Armed with this understanding, we will discuss methods to deliver nutritional behaviour change.

Title: Doing nutrition better: A fresh approach

Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018

Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Location: Level 6 Seminar Room, Charles Perkins Centre

Fee: $95 general / $65 students (inc. GST)

Registrations: Register here

Course content

The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first session, David Raubenheimer, Professor of Nutritional Ecology and Nutrition and Charles Perkins Centre Nutrition Theme leader, will discuss a new view of nutrition, and show how it has been used to understand dietary choices and their consequences in many non-human species.

He will then show how the approach has provided a new understanding of important issues in human nutrition, including the causes of obesity and the link between diet and ageing. He will also provide insight into why highly processed foods are a problem, the benefits of some traditional dietary patterns, and hidden dangers of some popular fad diets.

The second part of the day will be led by Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Professor of Dietetics and Charles Perkins Centre Project Node Leader. Her session will provide a practical approach to incorporating behaviour change techniques to support healthy habit formation. She will discuss how to harness technology to deliver individual nutrition behaviour change programs to large numbers of people. 

Whether you are interested in your own diet, developing skills in face-to-face counselling or in using or designing websites and apps to reach a larger community, this program will offer new insight and a real world and interactive approach for implementing it.

This is one of the most popular workshops at the Charles Perkins Centre; make sure you secure your spot

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