Calling all gut-loving dietitians!
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
1w ago
February is Gut Health Month – and what better way to kick it off than a podcast with our spectacular Gut Health Month ambassador, Nicole Dynan. In this episode, Nicole shares some sneak peaks of the exciting Gut Health Month campaign we’re bringing to life this year. With as many as one in two people experiencing gut health issues, Nicole touches on the top line management of common gut health issues and the main misconceptions she sees in practice. Plus, Nicole shares her thoughts on the ever-expanding, exciting opportunities for dietitians in gut health and the challenges dietitians might f ..read more
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Fertility and pregnancy: what role does nutrition play?
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
2M ago
Did you know that nutrition around conception and during pregnancy can affect a child’s lifelong health? Or that a little one’s diet in their first two years of life can do the same? This is called the ‘first thousand days’ phenomenon, which we explore in our upcoming webinar with dietitian and Early Life Nutrition Alliance CEO, Melanie McGrice. In this Q&A-style webinar, Melanie will explain what dietitians need to know when working with patients who want to fall or are already pregnant. How can nutrition impact egg quality? Does diet affect pregnancy complic ..read more
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Responsive feeding therapy: providing the best possible start to a child’s feeding journey
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
3M ago
Did you know children have the innate ability to regulate food intake? Tune into this insightful conversation with Accredited Practicing Dietitian Leah Vandervliet, who explores the responsive feeding approach, a feeding style that focuses on the feeding relationship between parent and child. She explains how parents are responsible for the where, when and what of feeding and how the child is responsible for if they eat and how much! Plus, Leah provides practical tips for dietitians working with parents and children on how to implement this approach. For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnect ..read more
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Dietitian to Dietitian Episode 6: Prebiotic powerhouses: how do prebiotics impact gut health and wellbeing?
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
3M ago
Probiotics… postbiotics… microbiome… microbiota… dietary fibre… there’s a lot of gut health hype our clients are trying to wrap their heads around right now. In our next episode of Dietitian to Dietitian, NBC’s Today Show nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer, Associate Professor Hannah Holscher, PhD, RD and Andrea Hardy, RD explore the science behind the latest buzzword in gut health: prebiotics. Join us to discuss how prebiotics can impact immunity, digestion and weight, whether prebiotics work with probiotics to support gut health, and how you can coach your clients towards&n ..read more
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Elevating plant proteins: how and why?
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
4M ago
Dietitian Tim Cassettari recently completed a literature review on plant protein and health outcomes – and the findings are set to revolutionise the way we think about this muscle-building nutrient. In the podcast, Tim outlines why the current list of essential amino acids might not be the only ‘essential’ amino acids after all. He also explores the latest evidence behind plant protein intake and health outcomes like mortality risk, diabetes, cognitive decline, body composition and satiety. Plus, Tim explains what these new findings mean for dietitians in practice and how they could impact the ..read more
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Why recommend routine vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and infancy?
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
5M ago
Vitamin D deficiency has a profound impact on the healthy growth and development of infants – but routine vitamin D supplementation during the first twelve months of life could be the key. Tune into this insightful conversation with Professor Craig Munns, who explores recent trends in vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, lactation and infancy and the impact of nutritional rickets on bone development. Craig also covers the critical role dietitians play in the prevention of nutritional rickets through raising awareness and educating parents. For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/p ..read more
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Using indirect calorimetry to individualise nutritional care
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
5M ago
The energy needs of burn patients vary greatly depending on burn severity. In this podcast, we are joined by dietitian Caroline Nicholls to learn more about using indirect calorimetry proactively to help target your interventions. Caroline discusses where to start with your clinical assessment of burns patients, the benefits and barriers to using indirect calorimetry to determine energy needs, and touches on other patient groups that may benefit from utilising this technology. For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/podcasts/indirect-calorimetry-to-individualise-nutritional-care/&nb ..read more
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Dietetic management of tube fed patients in the community
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
6M ago
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be tricky for healthcare professionals to navigate – especially for dietitians and their tube fed patients. Tune into this engaging conversation with community dietitian Lina Breik to learn about her journey of becoming a registered NDIS provider, including its challenges and benefits. Lina shares her advice for tube fed referrals, including the number of dietetic hours required, equipment needed and how to incorporate nursing care. Plus, Lina explains how blended tube feeds can be incorporated into a tube feeding plan. For the shownotes: htt ..read more
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Prioritising prebiotics: what, why, how
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
6M ago
A gut-wrenching 75% of Australian parents rate their gut health as fair or poor, according to a recent community survey. Luckily, there’s a gut-ful of ways dietitians can address common misconceptions about what to eat (or not eat) to improve digestive wellbeing. In this podcast, we’re joined by ‘The Gut Health Dietitian’ Nicole Dynan to explore the primary gut health concerns of Australians and how dietitians can effectively help ease symptoms through prebiotics. Nicole also touches on practical ways to improve gut health through everyday dietary changes and expl ..read more
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Bridging nutritional gaps in aged care
Dietitian Connection Podcast
by Dietitian Connection
6M ago
There’s a sad reality in residential aged care facilities: the nutritional value of foods served is often inadequate and fails to meet Australian Dietary Guidelines for older adults. In this podcast, we’re joined by Dr Sandra Iuliano to explore the extent to which food in aged care facilities impacts a resident’s health. Sandra talks through the key findings of The Fractures Trial, a world first research initiative which found intake of three and a half serves of dairy a day over two years prevented malnutrition in older people and reduced hip fractures by 46%. Sandra also emphasises the cruci ..read more
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