Dietitians Making News

DA Spokespeople, members and staff regularly provide accurate, evidence-based and practical nutrition messages to Australians through a range of media communication channels, including:

  • Television
  • Magazines (including consumer and health professional publications)
  • Newspapers
  • Radio
  • Online.

Have you seen an APD share expert nutrition advice in the media? We invite you to send us a link to the article. We may be able to include it in next month’s update. Please contact  Pattie King, Media Officer.


How to snack like an Olympic athlete

Dominique Condo, APD

Is intermittent fasting right for you?

Anika Rouf, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Power duos – food parings to maximise nutrition

Hannah Mayr, APD

The lowdown on spinach (and ways to eat more)

Michelle Theodosi, APD

Health benefits of legumes

Lisa Renn, APD

How to approach fussy eating in children

Francesca Martino, APD

How to boost your relationship with food, especially if you’re in lockdown

Nicole Dynan, APD

Are sports supplements safe (and worth the hype)?

Tim McMaster, APD

How much sugar is sneaking into your supermarket shop?

Daisy Coyle, APD

Fruit that packs a nutritional punch

Dr Evangeline Mantzioris, APD and Joel Feren, APD

How the FODMAP diet can relieve gut health issues

Sascha McMeekin, APD

How to reclaim your confidence in the kitchen

Joel Feren, APD

Health benefits of reducing alcohol intake

Jessica Spendlove, APD

Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake

Margaret Hays, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Do collagen supplements work?

Nicole Dynan, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Insects, seaweed, and fungi: What we’ll be eating in 2050

Rosemary Stanton, APD, Nicole Senior, APD and Emma Stirling, APD

Impact of sharing fad diets on social media

Melissa Eaton, APD

New diabetes research presented at Dietitians Australia conference

Lauren Ball, APD

Top 10 dietitian approved taco fillings

Joel Feren, APD

Foods for good mental health

Lyndi Cohen, APD

5 pantry staples to support good gut health

Nicole Dynan, APD

How to feed an Olympian

Louise Burke, APD

Call to increase nutrition care in mental health services

Tara Diversi, APD & President of Dietitians Australia

Plant based milks – which is better for you and the planet?

Jane Freeman, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Cheaper alternatives to superfoods

Melanie McGrice, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

The ins and out of soy milk

Joel Feren, APD

What happens when you consume too much caffeine?

Melissa Meier, APD

Easy ways to make healthier Middle Eastern food

Huda Al Sultan, APD

Nutrition tips for winter

Vanessa Schuldt, APD

Your guide to fuelling your run

Simone Austin, APD

What to eat in the cold weather

Nicole Dynan, APD

Considering the context of the whole diet with heart disease risk

Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli, APD and Dr Alan Barclay, APD

The impact of a genetic disorder on eating

Huda Al Sultan, APD

Benefits of eating hummus

Melissa Meier, APD

Tell-tale signs of iron deficiency

Natasha Murray, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Managing food cravings with type 2 diabetes

Dale Cooke, APD

The importance of focusing on food for the National Preventive Health Strategy

Simone Austin, APD & Senior Dietetic Advisor for Dietitians Australia

Do we have to eat three meals each day?

Dr Stephanie Partridge, APD, Dr Rosemary Stanton, APD and Dr Joanna McMillan, APD

Things to consider about drinking juice

Pooja Adhyaru, APD

Time to shift focus from weight to overall health

Simone Austin, APD & Senior Dietetic Advisor for Dietitians Australia

Differences between common cooking oils

Melissa Meier, APD

Enjoying eggs through your whole day

Catriona Hull, APD

Are we really still talking about diets?

Professor Louise Burke, APD and Melanie McGrice, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Signs of iron deficiency

Anne Finch, APD

Health habits over the easter long weekend

Christie Johnson, APD

Celebrating the extraordinary impact of dietitians

Simone Austin, APD & Senior Dietetic Advisor for Dietitians Australia

Researching quicker gestational diabetes tests

Susan De Jersey, APD

Greek yoghurt vs. Greek-style yoghurt

Katrina Mills, APD

Call for mandatory guidelines for home delivered meals for older Australians

Sharon Lawrence, APD

Cutting through the hype around celebrity diets

Simone Austin, APD

Six steps to meal planning like a pro

Susie Burrell, APD

Are plant-based burgers better for you?

Joel Feren, APD

Is your diet affecting your sleep?

Geraldine Georgeou, APD

Health star ratings on fruit juice

Simone Austin, APD & Senior Dietetic Advisor for Dietitians Australia

The importance of dietitians in aged care

Julie Dundon, APD & one of Dietitians Australia’s aged care subject matter leads

Healthy or Hyped: Vitamin IV Therapy

Joyce Haddad, APD and Milly Smith, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Healthy eating advice for 2021

Simone Austin, APD & DA Senior Dietetic Advisor

Mediterranean diet and flexitarian eating

Felicity Curtain, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Experts convene to boost quality of aged care meals

Julie Dundon, APD

How to plan your meals on a budget

Eleni Georgiou, APD

Top tips for healthy vegetarian eating

Kate Marsh, APD

Back to school lunch ideas

Maria Packard, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

The best vegetables for gut health

Tanith Lamaro, APD and Melanie McGrice, APD

Are ‘watermelon cakes’ the next new trend?

Margaret Hays, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Eating healthy over Christmas

Jenna Lawlor, APD 

Future-proof, fresh food supply crucial for remote communities

Amanda Hill, APD and Robert Hunt, Dietitians Australia CEO

Importance of a healthy diet and early intervention to reduce heart attacks

Jessica Ammendolia, APD

Top tips for choosing, storing and pitting cherries

Angelia Lee, APD  

What you should and shouldn’t eat for better mental health

Lisa Donaldson, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

21 New Year’s Resolutions to be your healthiest self

Melissa Meier, APD

Understanding food preferences in aged care

Morgan Pankhurst, APD

Completely unnecessary – research on toddler milks

Alex Parker, APD

Ways to boost flavour for meat-free meals

Kate Marsh, APD

Healthy eating habits

Melanie McGrice, APD, Alan Barclay, APD and Aloysa Hourigan, APD

Responding to the proposed recommendations from the Aged Care Royal Commission

Robert Hunt, CEO of Dietitians Australia

Collagen Powder – healthy or hyped?

Skye Swaney, APD and Chloe McLeod, APD

Advocating for healthy eating in regional areas

Dianne Wintle, APD and Alexandra Walker, APD

Food labels can make you healthier

Simone Austin, APD and DA Senior Dietetic Advisor

How much are aged care residents eating?

Lisa Sossen, APD

Reasons behind fussy eating

Kyla Smith, APD

Are hard seltzers healthy?

Joel Feren, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Managing food allergy in hospitals

Ingrid Roche, APD

How healthy are kombucha, switchel and water kefir?

Evangeline Mantzioris, APD

Are use-by dates flexible?

Melissa Meier, APD

Are bento boxes a healthy choice?

Aloysa Hourigan, APD and Christina Ross, APD

Budget friendly foods

Rebecca Gawthorne, APD

What to eat when you’re going through chemotherapy

Lauren Atkins, APD

Understanding the French way of eating

Branavie Ranjithakumaran, APD

Top allergy-friendly food swaps

Marika Day, APD

Why is iron so important?

Chloe McLeod, APD and Jessica Spendlove, APD

The importance of focusing on health, not weight

Fiona Willer, APD

Letting go of food guilt

Natasha Murray, APD

Is soup a good way to get nutrients?

Ngaire Hobbins, APD

Trending: barley milk

Catherine Saxelby, APD

Your top breastfeeding questions answered

Melanie McGrice, APD

Five ways to tackle emotional eating

Robbie Clark, APD

What does a Mediterranean diet look like?

Antiqone Kouris, APD and Simone Austin, APD 

Limiting food before bed may be key to better sleep

Dominique Condo, APD