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.


Dancers call for body image overhaul

Fumi Somehara, APD

Why are fermented foods good for gut health?

Milly Smith, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

How to have a gluten-free Christmas

Penny Dellsperger, APD

Dietitians Australia president re-elected for second term

Tara Diversi, APD and Dietitians Australia President

Where to seek credible nutrition advice from

Themis Chryssidis, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Five ways to eat, drink, be merry and stay healthy

Georgia Houston, APD

How to stay healthy over the silly season

Geraldine Georgeou, APD

Dietitian tips to enjoy Diwali treats but to keep your health in mind

Simran Grover, APD

Vegan diets: what you need to know

Nicole Dynan, APD and Lucy Taylor, APD

Why you should add more Lebanese food to your diet

Anika Rouf and Felicity Curtain, APDs & Dietitians Australia Spokespersons

Here’s how dietitians can help our mental wellbeing

Tetyana Rocks, APD and Nicole Dynan, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Vegetables – are they more nutritious raw or cooked?

Themis Chryssidis, APD and Dietitians Australia Spokespersons

Adjusting your diet and training across your life

Pip Taylor, APD

How to eat like a professional rugby player

Kate Pumpa, APD

Could drinking coffee lower your risk of Alzheimer’s?

Jane Freeman, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Evening snack ideas

Melissa Meier, APD

The benefit nutrition has in tackling chronic disease

Lauren Ball, APD

Managing constipation

Melanie McGrice, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Flavour your meals without actually adding salt

Jemma O’Hanlon, APD

Simple lunchbox advice

Kate Di Prima, APD

Aged care homes focus on food and nutrition reporting

Julie Dundon, APD & Dietitians Australia Aged Care Subject Matter Lead

Feel good gardening – aging and brain health

Ngaire Hobbins, APD

Getting nutrition right for older Australians

Judi Porter, APD

Good nutrition in aged care takes teamwork

Danielle Cave, APD

Malnutrition is everybody’s business (SBS Hindi radio)

Purva Gulyani, APD

Resistant starch – the surprising health benefit of reheated pasta

Karen Inge, APD

How can nutrition benefit postnatal depression?

Lana Hirth, APD

Is nutritional yeast, nutritious?

Joel Feren, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Health hacks for Women’s Health Week

Anne Finch, APD

Good mood food

Simone Austin, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Avoiding food fatigue during lockdown

Sarah Leung, APD

Feeling flat and fatigued? You might be iron deficient

Kate Save, APD

Animal protein vs. plant: what’s best for health, muscle and longevity?

Dr Rosilene Ribeiro, APD, Skye Swaney, APD and Bethanie Allanson, APD   

Are you eating your way through lockdown?

Melanie McGrice, APD & Dietitians Australia Spokesperson

Can you reverse type 2 diabetes?

Karissa Deutrom, 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