Dietitians Making News

DAA 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 spread 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.


What you need to know about Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Fiona O’Leary, APD

The best foods to eat for good gut health

Kim Menzies, APD

New research – Lifestyle factors and city-rural health gaps

Laura Alston, APD

The problem with hiding vegetables in your kids’ food

Skye Swaney, APD

Nutrition health tips for Year 12 Students

Melanie McGrice, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Is organic produce worth the extra cost?

Bronwen Greenfield, APD

Celebrating Dietitian Day: What dietitians do

Varitha Kinghorn, APD

Myth busting fad diets

Nicole Dynan, APD 

Does eating nuts help promote a healthy weight?

Anika Rouf, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Top meal prep tips for healthy eating on a budget

Lyndi Cohen, APD

Five things to consider when referring to a Dietitian

Amanda Clark, APD

A vegetarian’s guide to the Mediterranean diet

Felicity Curtain, DAA Spokesperson & APD

Are carbohydrates necessary for a balanced diet?

Rachel Hawkins, APD and Kate Save, APD

Lupin flour

Emma Stirling, APD and Antigone Kouris-Blazos, APD

Are you low in iron? The signs to look out for.

Melissa Meier, APD

Poor diets reviving the curse of scurvy

Melanie McGrice, DAA Spokesperson & APD

Are plant-based milks a healthy alternative?

Margaret Hays, DAA Spokesperson & APD

Are processed vegan foods healthy?

Nicole Dynan, DAA Spokesperson & APD

Five tips for boosting winter immunity

Joanna McMillan, APD

Health benefits of Ramadan

Lina Breik, APD

Making Brussels sprouts tasty

Themis Chryssidis, APD

Chicken soup boost your health this winter

Joel Feren, DAA Spokesperson & APD

Inexpensive healthy eating

Joel Feren, DAA Spokesperson & APD and Clare Collins, APD

Poor diet quality more harmful than smoking

Robert Hunt, DAA CEO

Healthy breakfast choices

Melissa Meier, APD

Do you really need a multivitamin?

Chloe McLeod, APD

What is flexitarian eating?

Natasha Murray, DAA spokesperson & APD

Intuitive eating

Fiona Sutherland, APD

Are dumplings a healthier choice?

Anika Rouf, DAA Spokesperson & APD

Pros and Cons of Soy Milk

Melanie McGrice, APD, Natasha Murray, DAA Spokesperson & APD and Hanan Saleh, APD

Everything in moderation

Melanie McGrice, APD

Obesity epidemic requires new government regulations

Clare Collins, APD

Why am I so tired?

Babette O’Mara, APD

Blue Zones: nutrition tips to live longer

Melissa Meier, APD

Rice: nutritious types to choose

Hannah Brown, APD

Coeliac Awareness week: guide to going gluten free

Natasha Murray, DAA Spokesperson & APD and Emma Halmos, APD

Tips to know before going vegan

Nicole Dynan, APD & DAA Spokesperson, Yasmin Probst, APD

Six signs to healthy eating

Anna Debenham, APD

Foods for gut health

Rebecca Gawthorne, APD

How to eat a ‘balanced diet’

Clare Collins, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Health benefits of nuts

Lisa Renn, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Plant based milk vs. cow’s milk

Tim Crowe, APD and Nicole Dynan APD & DAA Spokesperson 

Is bubble tea a healthy choice?

Milly Smith, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Dietitians call for New Nutrition Guidelines

Robert Hunt, DAA CEO

The benefits of magnesium

Maria Packard, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Removing guilt from food

Joyce Haddad, APD

How to make beans taste delicious

Themis Chryssidis, APD

Healthy snack ideas

Lisa Donaldson, APD 

How to nudge yourself towards healthier eating

Georgia Bevan, APD

Is almond milk even really that healthy?

Simone Austin, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Mind how you eat

Gael Myers, APD

What does it mean to lose ‘water weight’?

Alan Barclay, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Introducing allergen foods to infants

Natasha Murray, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Why you don’t need to detox

Melissa Meier, APD

Pros and cons of a Pegan Diet

Kiah Paetz, APD and Joel Feren, APD & DAA Spokespersons

Three ways stress impacts body weight

Melanie McGrice, APD

Food tips for better sleep

Lauren McGuckin, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Are Poke Bowls healthy?

Milly Smith, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Should you drink hot tea to cool down?

Anika Rouf, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Creating a sustainable food service

Nicole Senior, APD

What to eat for Christmas?

Tim McMaster, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Simple things you can do to say health

Katrina Savage, APD and Kara Landau, APD

Limiting the effects of a hangover

Nicole Dynan, APD

How to have a healthy Diwali

Anika Rouf, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Processed vs. Ultra-processed foods

Melanie McGrice, APD

Importance of nutrition in aged care

Ngaire Hobbins, APD

A low-histamine diet

Nicole Dynan, APD

Nutrition advice from personal trainers

Simone Austin, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Eat the rainbow

Margaret Hays, APD and Charlene Grosse, APD & DAA Spokesperson  

Difference between dieting and healthy eating

Felicity Curtain, APD & DAA Spokesperson

What is Gluten

Aloysa Hourigan, APD

Why you’re putting on weight on a vegan diet

Melissa Meier, APD

Who invented the Mediterranean Diet?

Anika Rouf, APD

Eating for longevity

Charlene Grosse, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Nutrition to ace exams

Jessica Danaher, APD and Themis Chryssidis, APD & DAA Spokesperson

The ins and outs of sugar in foods

Alan Barclay, APD

Sugar in fruit vs. other foods

Rebecca Gawthorne, APD

Emu Eggs – are they nutritious?

Maria Packard, APD

Impressing picky eaters

Roslyn Giglia, APD, Kyla Smith, APD and Margaret Hays, APD & DAA Spokesperson

How much chicken is the right amount to consume?

Melissa Meier, APD