Traditional approaches to nutrition in Australia are failing. This workshop will present a new approach to nutrition and examine 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.
Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Location: Level 6 Seminar Room, Charles Perkins Centre
Fee: $95 general admission / $65 students (inc. GST)
Registrations: Register here
The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first session, Professor 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 explain how this approach has allowed for a new understanding of important issues in human nutrition, including the causes of obesity and the link between diet and ageing. He will also explain why highly processed foods are problematic, 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 Professor 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.
By attending this workshop you will be able to:
This is one of the most popular workshops at the Charles Perkins Centre; make sure you secure your spot.
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