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Dietitian Connection Podcast

Access to the most influential and successful experts in Dietetics, health and beyond. These stories from dietitians and health professionals are about leadership, business, clinical skills and professional development. This podcast will inspire you; it will challenge you; and it will empower you to become a nutrition leader and realise your dreams. Visit dietitianconnection.com to subscribe to the FREE weekly newsletter for networking podcasts, webinars, e-magazine, events and more.
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Jul 10, 2020

In this podcast, men's health advocate Joel Feren joins us to shine the spotlight on the important issues in the world of men's health. Tune in to explore the landscape of men's health and nutrition in Australia, understand which groups of men have a higher risk of poor nutrition and learn practical approaches for men to meet their nutritional needs. Turns out, there's never been a better time to 'get your man in the kitchen'!

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Jul 3, 2020

Admirable, inspiring and dynamic: three words Karen Inge and Emma Stirling use to describe each other and the very special bond they share. In this episode of Bite Size Chats, these lifelong friends share their unique experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. From hitting the reset button and finding time for lost passions to identifying new opportunities in their work, Karen and Emma discuss their silver linings from this trying time.  

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Jun 26, 2020

Tracy Morris is the incredible woman who pioneered her way into the role of dietitian at tech powerhouse Fitbit. Tracy has been integral in creating and implementing Fitbit’s nutrition philosophy and currently works in product development and improvement. Tune in to hear her inspirational story, from her roots in South Africa to the ins and outs of her current role at Fitbit.

 

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Jun 19, 2020

Sean Cornish is a Dad, Husband, Dietitian and Personal Trainer. He's fortunate enough to work alongside his wife in their business, Your Fit, and they just love what they do!

Alicia Edge is an Advanced Sports Dietitian and co-founder of the performance nutrition tech solution, Compeat Nutrition.

In this episode...
Innovative dietitians and business owners Sean Cornish and Alicia Edge join us in this episode to chat how they pivoted in their respective businesses by flexing their creativity, focusing on their audience's needs and being comfortable with things not being 100% perfect - something a lot of us dietitians struggle with! From the birth of a virtual studio to pulling together a first-of-its-kind virtual summit in what seemed like the blink of an eye, these are two on-the-pulse nutrition professionals that are sure to inspire you.

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Jun 12, 2020

Chloe McLeod is an Advanced Sports Dietitian who developed and runs the online course The FODMAP Challenge and is seen as an expert in this field. 

Jessica Spendlove is an Advanced Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian who is currently working with a number of top Australian sports teams and individual athletes. 

Together, Chloe and Jess are co-owners of nutrition consultancy business Health & Performance Collective.

In this episode, uplifting duo Chloe McLeod and Jess Spendlove from @health_performance_collective share how they've taken life's recent twists and turns in their stride. We discuss everything from the emotional rollercoaster that was the onset of COVID-19 to the opportunities they've been able to amplify during this time and how they've managed their staff's (and their own) wellbeing and motivation. It certainly hasn't been smooth sailing, but for these two, shifting gears, being kind to themselves and focusing on quality - not quantity - of work has turned out to be exactly what they needed.

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Jun 4, 2020

Melanie McGrice is a dietitian with a special interest in pre and postnatal nutrition. She is the founder of Nutrition Plus which is an alliance of dietitians with a special interest in Early Life Nutrition.  She runs the ‘Nourish with Melanie’ YouTube channel and is an ambassador for Compassion’s ‘Mum’s and Bub’s Clinics’ with the Nutrition Plus team sponsoring one in Tanzania. 

Nicole Dynan is one of Australia’s leading gut health dietitians. She is passionate about helping others understand how gut health impacts their wellbeing and how good nutrition can make a big difference to the way they feel. Nicole was inspired to start The Gut Health Dietitian (part of The Good Nutrition Co.) to share her knowledge of the power of food and the science of gut health with as many people as possible and guide them to change their lives for the better.

In this episode...

From need-to-know business skills to challenging assumptions and even the pros and cons of telehealth, this is one jam-packed episode of Bite-size Chats with Dietitians. Grab a cuppa and settle in - this one's a goodie!

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

May 29, 2020

Working as a dietitian in ICU can be challenging, not only because of the nutrition consequences patients experience as a result of inadequate nutrition intake, but also the consequences of illness and being in ICU that lead to poor nutrition, which can stay with patients far beyond their ICU stint. In this podcast episode, we're lucky enough to be joined by Senior Research Fellow and Senior Clinical ICU Dietitian, Dr Emma Ridley, to chat all things post-ICU nutrition.

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

May 22, 2020

There’s something very special about connecting with like-minded dietitians and getting to know them a little better on both a personal and professional level. In our very first episode of Bite-sized Chats with Dietitians, we sat down with the equally amazing Lyndi Cohen and Leanne Ward to chat about the impact of COVID-19 in their lives - from their unanticipated silver linings to the unique challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learnt about themselves (and their businesses.

May 1, 2020

It’s well known that sunshine is the best source of Vitamin D – but you might be surprised to learn that deficiency rates are increasing.

In our latest podcast, dietitian Sharon Natoli unpacks the latest research on Vitamin D and shares current intake recommendations. You’ll also explore how you can help your patients boost their Vitamin D intake through simple, whole foods.

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

For more egg nutrition and additional resources: https://www.australianeggs.org.au/

Apr 24, 2020

Success doesn't come without hard work - and Maye Musk is the perfect testament to that, as she explains in her new book A Woman Makes A Plan. Join DC founder Maree Ferguson in our latest podcast as she interviews dietitian, supermodel and mum to Elon Musk, Maye Musk, on living dangerously, carefully, across the globe.

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Apr 3, 2020

Good health is essential for a healthy pregnancy – but there’s more to it than meets the eye. In our most recent podcast with Melanie McGrice, we uncover the key link between nutrition and fertility, and explore the impact of carrying excess body fat on sperm health, egg health, a woman’s cycle and implantation. Join us to learn more about how dietitians play an essential role in the miracle that is pregnancy.

For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Mar 24, 2020

The last week has been very uncertain and uncomfortable. Our thoughts are with EVERY dietitian because most of us have had our business, work and home life affected by the recent changes in our world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How are you feeling? We really hope somehow you've found some moments of calm and positivity with everything that's going on. 

Now is the time for adaptation and creativity. We're working our tails off to ensure you keep up-to-date with nutrition news and digital tools to help you adapt. This podcast episode is the best place to start.

Full shownotes and RESOURCES here: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

 

 

Mar 13, 2020

As dietitians, we can work with people in the prime of their lives. People raising families; or looking to maximise their sports performance. Sometimes though, we can be called upon when they’re facing their biggest challenge.

In our most recent podcast with Dr Lee-anne Chapple, we look at the latest evidence in critical care nutrition. We tackle the big questions: How do we interpret and translate the evidence into best practice care? Where is the research leading us? What about protein? What happens after the patient leaves the ICU?

Learn all about how dietitians are making a difference in critical care. 

Shownotes at: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Feb 28, 2020

This podcast will change the way you think and inspire you to become more connected with food. Tune in for this moving discussion with Tawnya Bahr and Lucy Allon from Straight To The Source about how they are creating and executing regional food tours all over Australia for chefs, professionals and dedicated foodies.

FOODIE TOUR: read more and book at dietitianconnection.com/du2020

Feb 14, 2020

We just interviewed dietitian Kara Landau, founder of prebiotic gut health brand Uplift Food. We ask all of your burning questions about the crucial steps in running a food brand and hot tips for product development. Get inspired as Kara shares how she turned a dream, into reality and is innovating the gut health industry.

Get the shownotes here: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Jan 31, 2020

To improve nutrition outcomes for individuals, we need creative and innovative ideas! This episode with Prof. Liz Isenring, we discuss what dietitians are doing well and potential areas for future improvement. We take a look at examples from initiatives that offer creative and successful solutions to help prevent malnutrition and improve nutritional outcomes.

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Jan 14, 2020

Around the world in science circles, there is a growing recognition that dietary guidance should be based on evaluation of the health impact of whole foods rather than on the individual nutrients they contain. In Australia, we have recently seen this reflected in the Heart Foundation’s new recommendations around meat, dairy and eggs. This podcast, hosted by Sharon Natoli, with guest speaker Prof Michelle McKinley is all about the 'food matrix effect' and how our approach to nutrition is changing.

Get the shownotes here: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Nov 22, 2019

What do you get when you combine a dietitian, with a passion for food, cooking, nutrition science and the ability to communicate practical nutrition advice to improve the health of the population, in a delicious way? That’s culinary nutrition!

Our recent podcast with dietitian, food scientist, gastronomist, and culinary nutritionist Emma Stirling is a delicious conversation about how to embrace the world of culinary nutrition and bring these emerging and dynamic skills into your practice to expand employment and business opportunities.

Get the shownotes here: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcast

  • Checkout Understanding the Science of Food by Emma Stirling and Sharon Croxford for the chef interviews and a foundation textbook to refresh your chemistry and extend this to food science and culinary nutrition.
  • Download the Cobram Estate Culinary Nutrition Infographic for more on Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) science, cooking facts, food pairing hacks and key practice points.

This episode is supported by Cobram Estate - Australia’s leading producer of high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

 

 

Sep 13, 2019

Ellie Krieger is the inspiring dietitian who is forging her own successful career. Ellie is the host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” New York Times best-selling author, James Beard Foundation award winner, Washington Post weekly columnist, and leading media go-to dietitian-nutritionist. Ellie recently participated in the nutrition education initiative at the healthy kids' fair on the White House lawn with First Lady Michelle Obama!

For chance to WIN a copy of Ellie's new book: dietitianconnection.com/ellie

Aug 30, 2019

Katie Brown is a registered dietitian nutritionist and is currently the Senior Vice President, Sustainable Nutrition at National Dairy Council (NDC). Before joining NDC, she served as the Chief Global Nutrition Strategy Officer and National Education Director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. In this role, she was responsible for the Academy Foundation’s Future of Food and Kids Eat Right public education and community-based nutrition research initiatives. She has a passion for connecting agriculture, food, nutrition and health to elevate sustainable nutrition as relevant, meaningful and actionable.

Get the shownotes at: dietitianconnection.com/podcast

Jun 7, 2019

What’s the point in doing 5 years of study if there’s no jobs in dietetics! There are 200 new graduates and only ONE new grad position – how do I stand a chance?

These are the stories we’re hearing from dietitians and it’s scary!

So, this latest podcast is a deep dive into jobs with our director and founder, Maree Ferguson - an internationally renowned nutrition and dietetics expert with extensive recruitment experience. TUNE IN now, stop struggling and get the job you love.

Podcast shownotes here: dietitianconnection.com/podcasts/get-the-dietetics-job-you-love/

 

 

 

May 9, 2019

Heather Neal is a registered dietitian and entrepreneur who is empowering dietitians and nutrition professionals to take your career into your own hands and turn your dreams into reality. Heather is an advocate for nutrition entrepreneurs, the founder of the RD Entrepreneur Symposium and Dietitian HQ. On which, professional development for dietitians is offered with CEUs. 

In this episode, we discuss Heather's dietetic background and clinical experiences, the importance of mentorships, community and connection and business coaching online.

Apr 12, 2019

Erica Julson is a "non-traditional" registered dietitian -- she's an online entrepreneur and the founder of The Unconventional RD -- a blog and community -- in fact, one of the most popular Facebook groups for dietitians! She's also the creator of The Functional Nutritional Library for dietitians. In this episode, we're talking about connecting, learning, growing and creating job opportunities.

Check out the shownotes for free resources and more on The Unconventional RD. 

Mar 7, 2019

Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC works in the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and Inflammation & Immunity, Lerner Research Institute, as well as Director for Nutrition Research within the Center for Human Nutrition, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at Cleveland Clinic. In this episode, we discuss Gail's research in nutrition, gut microbiome, digestive diseases, surgery and critical care, enteral feeding, liver and intestine diseases. She has received numerous awards and published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters as well as editing a textbook in critical care nutrition.

Feb 7, 2019

Angela Grassi, MS, RDN, LDN is the PCOS Nutrition Centre owner and founder and she was also given the distinguished Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Advocacy Leadership Award for her dedication to advocacy and public policy efforts that expand access to resources and support women with PCOS. Additionally, she has published the The PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook and PCOS: The Dietitian’s Guide, now in its second edition.

In this episode, we discuss what PCOS is, and who it affects, the benefits of nutrition coaching for PCOS, relevant guidelines and how Angela has helped women.

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