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Oct 16, 2020

The incredible Karen Inge has had many firsts in her remarkable career: she was the first dietitian appointed to an AFL club, the founding Head of Nutrition at the Victorian Institute of Sport, the inaugural Vice President of Sports Dietitians Australia and the first dietitian to be made a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia. In this podcast, Karen talks about the sliding door moments that shaped her career and modestly describes the profound impact she's had on the field of sports nutrition. Karen also touches the importance of creating meaningful relationships and explains why some of your biggest disappointments can become your biggest opportunities.

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Oct 2, 2020

After spending 20 years working in the field, Dr Nicole Kiss is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to oncology nutrition. In this podcast, we chat to Nicole about how she found her niche and why she's so passionate about helping people make it through their biggest challenge yet. We delve into her work in cancer-related malnutrition and sarcopenia, discuss where the current gaps lie in the literature and explore some of the most common cancer-related nutrition issues. Plus, Nicole details her experiences transitioning from clinical dietetics into the world of research and shares her thoughts on how the nutritional management of oncology patients has changed for the better over time.

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Sep 25, 2020

You might recognise Alice Zaslavsky from her stint on MasterChef in 2012. Since her prime time TV debut, Alice has made her mark not only on the food industry, but the education industry, too, and has forged an impressive career marrying her love of healthy food with her profession as a teacher. She's even been described as a force of nature by none other than Nigella Lawson! In this podcast, we uncover why she's so passionate about raising the profile of veg, learn about her food superpower and hear all about her new book, In Praise of Veg. Enjoy the episode!

 

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Sep 11, 2020

Coined the queen of sports nutrition in Australia, Louise Burke has had a career nothing short of stellar. After a light bulb moment as a student when she realised she could indulge her interest in sport in her professional life, Louise went on to spend three whole decades at the AIS. Although she defines herself only as a hobbyist researcher, Louise has had a tremendous impact on the nutrition science behind many different sporting disciplines. She's worked closely with the best of the best elite athletes and is even linked to many Olympic gold medals! In this podcast, Louise walks us through her incredible contributions to the field of sports nutrition - and the dietetic profession as a whole - and explains why she's looked at the COVID pandemic as a time in which an old dog can learn some new tricks.

Aug 28, 2020

Bite Size Chats has gone global in this episode with Sandra Mikhail and Gemma Sampson - two Australian-born dietitians currently living and working in Switzerland and Spain, respectively. Sandra and Gemma talk us through the process of jumping out their comfort zones and reinventing themselves in the COVID-19 era. From a love-hate relationship with social media and managing mental health to the importance of setting boundaries and non-negotiable self-care routines, this is one jam-packed podcast where the message of slowing down to move faster rings true. Enjoy the podcast!

 

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Aug 21, 2020

Tracy Hardy is one of only a handful of dietitians from an Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander background. In this eye-opening chat, Tracy shares her unique experiences working at the intersection of modern day nutrition science and Indigenous knowledge, cultures and food systems. She delves into the growth of her business, Wattleseed Nutrition, and the exciting projects she’s working on, and offers advice for dietitians to support Indigenous people entering the profession. We can’t wait for you to listen!

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Aug 14, 2020

As dietitians, we know that fibre is the MVP when it comes to a happy and healthy digestive system. In this podcast episode with guest Kathleen Alleaume, we delve into the world of fibre to discover simple yet effective ways to boost fibre intake through a plant-rich diet that shines the spotlight on wholegrains, like rolled oats, legumes, fruit and veggies. We've got a gut feeling you're going to love this episode!

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Jul 31, 2020

As many parents would know, fussy eating is a bit of a puzzle - there's a whole lot of moving parts, and they all need to work seamlessly together in order to achieve a positive result. In this podcast, dietitian Dr Amy Lovell discusses how and when picky eating manifests in children, some of the potential causes of fussy eating and when is there a need for intervention. We explore how fussy eating can be addressed using best clinical practice to promote healthy eating habits in young children.

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Jul 24, 2020

They’re the three peas in a pod that work behind the scenes at Dietitian Connection: founder, Maree Ferguson, marketing and communications director, Kate Agnew, and new team member and marketing and communications assistant, Melissa Meier. In this episode of Bite Size Chats, Maree delves into the inner workings of the DC dream team and uncovers how the unanticipated events of 2020 have actually brought the tight-knit, quick-moving team closer together. Kate and Melissa explain a typical day in the life and the many hats they juggle, and shine the spotlight on the nurturing workplace culture Maree has created.

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Jul 17, 2020

Buckle up for an hour of power with the ever-inspiring Professor Clare Collins. In this episode, Clare shares why she wanted to become a dietitian and walks us through her spectacular career to date. From her first experiences in the workforce to her current role in nutrition research and her burning passion to write about nutrition, you'll leave feeling more motivated than ever to keep working hard towards the career of your dreams.

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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'!

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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.  

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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