More than just a sweet tooth… | Dental Health & Food

When it comes to taking care of your pearly whites, it’s more than just brushing twice a day and flossing (this important too – here’s your friendly reminder to go see your dentist!) What goes into your mouth between brushes can have a massive impact on whether you hold onto those chompers well into your grey-haired…

What’s working in mental health REALLY like?

I’m currently heading toward the end of my second student dietetic placement – and my goodness have I learned a lot about mental health! My placement is at a community mental health service which specialises in preventative and rehab of people experiencing severe mental illness (some include schizophrenia, psychosis and bipolar disorder). So here’s a little…

Top 7 Tips to a Healthier Heart

1 in 6 people in Australia are affected by heart disease and it kills someone every 12 minutes. So how can you reduce your risk of heart disease? Well, some things can’t be changed like your family history, genes, age or gender. However, you can modify your lifestyle to improve your heart health. Here are…

The dirty truth about “clean eating”

As a student dietitian, you would expect that I jump for joy when someone tells me their new diet is “basically just clean eating”. But in reality, I groan every time I see a smoothie bowl with #cleaneating tagged alongside it. 3 reasons why I hate the term “clean eating” 1. Is the rest of…

Placement: What’s it like?

First of all, apologies for being MIA. Placement and work have been absolutely crazy and exhausting and unfortunately writing this post got pushed back multiple times. However, I thought I’d give you a little insight into what a typical day is like for me on my first clinical placement at a paediatric (kids) hospital! A…

My 5 Go-To Breakfast Ideas

I have never been a breakfast-skipper, because I just love breakfast foods way too much to miss out! Not to mention it’s so important to fuel yourself to start the day off. Getting a great start to your day from what’s in your bowl or on your plate can really set the tone for the rest…

Grandma Knows Best!

I heard someone the other day say, “if your grandma didn’t eat it, you probably shouldn’t for good health”. And whilst nutrition is often over-simplified, I had a think about my grandmother and what her thoughts on nutrition, diet and lifestyle. Besides a few old wive’s tales – she’s got a pretty good idea and…

How to set SMART goals in 2017

Over the next few days, a lot of us will be reflecting on the year that was and assuring ourselves of self-improvement for 2017 – and often that comes with the notion of improving, focusing or raising awareness of our physical, and don’t forget mental wellbeing. Safe to say you aren’t the only one who…

5 Tips for Navigating the Silly Season

It’s that fabulous time of year where you get to celebrate the last 12 months with family, friends, work colleagues at all different types of parties and events – and this usually involves lots of food and alcohol! It’s important to enjoy yourself at these events but these are some tips to keep at the…

Recipe: Vegetarian Taco Mix – 3 ways

So this recipe has been a favourite of mine for the last few months, and I love it because it is pretty much a delicious way to eat legumes and vegetables – and it’s super versatile. These meals are packed with plant protein and loads of fibre keeping your tummy happy and feeling full. I…

Is fructose really the devil?

Following on from my post a few months back, Is sugar really the devil? alongside this recent outbreak of SCURVY in Australia (yes that thing we learned about in high school where sailors had bleeding gums and their teeth fall out because of a deficiency in vitamin C) PLUS the crazy “fructose free” sugar syrups…

46 Ways a Dietitian Can Help You

Do you know what a dietitian can do for you? You might think of a few things or maybe none at all. So here is my not even close to comprehensive list of what a dietitian can help you with on an individual level (don’t even start me on the community, state, national and international…