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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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Nov 18, 2016

Final year dietitian students, Mandy-Lee Noble and Anna Reeves in Queensland, Australia, have thrown their passion for food and dietetics into a new podcast, "The Dietitian's Dilemma". Nutrition and Dietetics students are frequently asked about diet and misinformation in the media. Mandy and Anna research current media issues related to nutrition and discuss them in a down-to-earth way on the podcast. Today Mandy-Lee and Anna are on the show to talk about their podcast, the bright ideas and inspiration behind it and their plans for the future. To read more on the shownotes: http://www.dietitianconnection.com/podcasts

Oct 28, 2016

This week we’re talking to Joel Feren, APD, DAA spokesperson and Director of Hearty Nutrition in Melbourne, Australia. He chats to Kate Agnew about men’s health, his approach to nutrition and exercise, the #getyourmaninthekitchen campaign and his newest project: Dudes Talk Nutrition. Joel also gives us in the inside scoop on his Masterchef audition and some advice on how we can make an impact in dietetics.

Oct 14, 2016

This week Glenn Mackintosh, Founder and Principal Psychologist at Weight Management Psychology in Brisbane, Australia, invites us into his studio to discuss his work. He chats to Kate Agnew about ‘psycho-dietetics’ and how we can can work with psychologists to help our clients achieve results. We discuss EFT (also known as ’Tapping’) and Glenn tells us about his latest venture - ‘Thursday Therapy’. We also chat about collaboration, curiosity and communication and why we are all in this together!

Sep 30, 2016

Zoe Nicholson, founder and senior dietitian at figureate and co-founder of The Moderation Movement in Melbourne, Australia joins us to discuss her work using the Non-Diet Approach and her food philosophy. She chats to Kate Anew about how her practice has changed since discovering and utilising intuitive eating in her practice. We also discuss mindfulness and how dealing with a person’s psychology is absolutely fundamental to addressing food behaviours.

Sep 16, 2016

Director of Dietitian Connection, Maree Ferguson, hosts this week's episode with guest: Melissa Joy Dobbins, also known as 'The Guilt Free RD' in Chicago, The United States. Melissa was named the outstanding dietitian in the US in 2014 and is an award winning nationally recognised food and nutrition expert! She's on the show today to discuss a number of topics, including: how to be compelling and evidence based in this crowded nutrition space and on developing your own personal brand. She shares the story behind her business, Sound Bites, and how she utilises her communication expertise in helping other dietitians.

Sep 2, 2016

This week we're chatting to Jemma O'Hanlon - APD and Nutrition & Product Development Manager at Jenny Craig & Curves. This episode is hosted by Kate Agnew. Jemma gives us a thorough insight into the dietitian's role in the food industry as well as the essential skills required for the job. She also discusses the two tiers of her job: product development and in managing a team of dietitians. We discuss the future opportunities in the weightloss industry, how to put your best food forward and how dietitians can be the first point of contact in this space.

Aug 19, 2016

You may know Emma Stubbs, APD in Victoria, Australia, as the brains behind Broccoli & Blueberries blog. She joins Kate Agnew to talk about the paddock-to-plate approach and in going back to basics with food. She also gives us an insight into working in the bariatric surgery area. For the student dietitians, she details her journey through university and how everyone in the profession has inspired her!

Aug 5, 2016

This week we're chatting to Glenn Cardwell, AdvAPD and award winning professional speaker in Perth, Australia. Hosted by Kate Agnew, we discuss Glenn's philosophy around work and life as well as some of the major milestones in Glenn's career. Glenn gives us his top tips for improving one's public speaking skills, gaining the attention of your audience and delivering stellar presentations.

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Jul 22, 2016

We’ve got another stellar podcast lined up, this time with Rachel Parfitt – APD and creator & founder of The Nutrition Playground in Brisbane, Australia. Our host this week is Kate Agnew; this podcast is particularly geared toward student dietitians and new grads (congrats!). We get chatting about entrepreneurship and the business side of dietetics. Rachel gives us some top notch tips on how to start a nutrition business and what to keep in mind once it’s off the ground. We learn about Rachel’s balancing act of multiple jobs as well as lessons from Rachel’s journey.

Jul 8, 2016

Hosted by Glen Cardwell, this week we talk to Prof Jane Scott, AdvAPD, FDAA and Research Professor, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth. Jane is an internationally recognised researcher in infant feeding practices. We talk about her journey through Scotland; the start of breastfeeding rights for woman. We discuss Jane’s previous work with the United Nations and her current infant feeding research focussed on supporting fathers. In this episode, we talk about dietitians leading the research and contributing to the evidence base as a way forward.

Jun 24, 2016

Natalie Thompson - APD in Cairns, Queensland, Australia - is on the show to talk about her experiences in community and aged care dietetics with host, Kate Agnew. Natalie provides some pointers for job-seeking dietitians - perfect timing for those students about to graduate! She also gives an insight into her food philosophy: nutrition intuition and the non-diet approach.

Jun 10, 2016

Bernadette Eriksen, founder and managing director of Flavour Creations, shares her international success story with host, Maree Ferguson. We discuss the early days of her company, starting on her kitchen bench, and how it has grown into a $20 million food manufacturing company and a global leader for innovation in the industry. We discuss the food science, the research, and the challenges that Flavour Creations has faced and the exciting news for upcoming products! 

May 27, 2016

Hosted by Jacinta Sherlock, this week’s episode with Dr Anna Boltong - Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne, Australia & Head of Cancer information at Cancer Council Victoria - features an in depth discussion about the magic of visionary leadership. We talk about the evolution of Bolton’s Taxonomy of Taste. We also discuss how you can use your passion for food and knowledge of nutritional science to guide your career.

May 13, 2016

Melanie McGrice, AdvAPD and Director of Nutrition Plus in Melbourne Australia, joins host: Kate Agnew to discuss her passion for growing the brand of dietitians. We talk about the important aspects of a successful dietetic service and the key experiences that have informed Melanie’s approach to business. Melanie is a leading dietitian in Australia - she works with the media, provides dietetics in the public sector, leads a team of dietitians in her private practice and is a board member of DAA. 

May 6, 2016

If you’re interested in hearing about a dietitian without borders, then don’t miss this episode with Gemma Sampson - APD & RD in the UK, and host: Kate Agnew. We talk to Gemma about her overseas journey: both travelling and working. We discuss her love for the outdoors and an active lifestyle along with her passion for recipe development, blogging and intense triathlon training. She also gives us some of her tips for fitting everything in to the day!

May 4, 2016

Dr Ingrid Hickman - AdvAPD & Director of Nutr & Diet research at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia - is on the show to discuss her current role in research and how initiatives early on in her career have opened doors. We talk about the future for dietetics, particularly in regard to personalised medicine, and how dietitians can thrive in this space. This episode contains some specifics for students and is hosted by student Kate Agnew.

May 4, 2016

Rachel Ben David - director, The Nutrition Press and student dietitian at Monash University, Melbourne - joins us to discuss her journey as a student dietitian thus far. We discuss how and why The Nutrition Press was born and about her leadership role as director. We talk about the lessons she’s learnt from studying, leading and innovating! Hosted by student Kate Agnew.

May 4, 2016

Jenna Obeid (APD) hosts this week’s episode with Emma Ridley - Nutrition Program Manager at ANZIC-RC, Monash University, Australia. She joins us to discuss her career as an ICU dietitian and how dietitians are important in this area of care. We talk about her research experience and tutoring roles and how her career has progressed since stepping into her first role as a dietitian. Emma also shares her top tips for student dietitians who are job seeking!

May 4, 2016

Hayley is on a mission: to redefine the role of a dietitian and pioneer the field of evidence based nutrition in body builders. We chat about her previous career in the military, her interests and how this has informed her career aspirations. Indeed, Hayley gives us a bunch of tips to find our passion within dietetics and the inspiration to make student dietitians' dreams come alive. Hosted by student Kate Agnew.

May 4, 2016

Leanne Ward - The Fitness Dietitian & APD in Brisbane, Australia joins us to discuss her strategies for achieving success in social media. She provides us with the tools and motivation to get creative. She also coaches us on how to get our voices out there so that we can help and inspire others! This episode contains some specifics for students and is hosted by student Kate Agnew.

May 4, 2016

Dr Olivia Wright - AdvAPD & Director Master Dietetics Program, The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia shares her diverse career background. Olivia is pioneering a number of different research fields. In particular, we discuss gene expression testing, nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics - where we are now and applications for the future. Indeed, Olivia’s empowering advice gives us the tools to become dietitians of the future - particulalry the students out there! Hosted by student Kate Agnew.

May 4, 2016

Rachael Bradford - APD & DC Events Manager in Brisbane, Australia - tells us about her diverse career in dietetics and her role at Dietitian Connection. She give us a range of tips and tools for getting into business and navigating our way through the profession, especially for dietetic students. Hosted by Kate Agnew.

May 4, 2016

Another inspirational show as Dr. Judi Porter, AdvAPD and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, joins us to discuss her passion for Dietetics and her various leadership roles. From health management to lecturer to research fellow, Judi provides a wonderful insight into how we can become dietetic leaders. This episode is particularly helpful for students and is hosted by dietetic student Kate Agnew.

May 4, 2016

Dr Katrina Campbell - AdvAPD & A/Prof at Bond University in Queensland, Australia -joins us to discuss her career journey and offers some amazing tips and tools to kick start your career in dietetics. We talk about the importance of tenacity, initiative and innovation for creating future opportunities. This episode is particularly relevant to students and is hosted by Kate Agnew.

Apr 22, 2016

Glen Cardwell (AdvAPD) hosts this week’s episode with Prof John Coveney - Dean of School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Nursing at Flinders University, South Australia. Featuring an in depth discussion about John’s journey through Cyprus, ancient medicine and regaining the centrality of food for the future of dietetics. John's career in nutrition takes an interesting journey: from cook book reader to nutritionist to professor. Glenn and John also talk about paediatric nutrition and how the field has evolved. 

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