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 and Marketing Dietitian.


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


Omega 3’s during pregnancy

Melanie McGrice, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Nutrition during gymnastics training

Serena Whitby, APD

Menu options in aged care

Simone Austin, APD & DAA Spokesperson

The link between your gut health and your mood

Joel Feren, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Kombucha – is it worth the hype?

Nicole Dynan, APD & DAA Spokesperson

What is heavy cream in Australia

Trent Watson, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Times in your life where you might be more likely to gain weight

Lisa Renn, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Adapting our diet as we age

Cherie Hugo, APD

Food Synergies to maximise nutrition

Natasha Murray, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Steps to prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes

Alan Barclay, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Effective ways to move towards a healthy weight

Clare Collins, APD and Stefanie Valakas, APD

Making healthy homemade burgers

Joel Feren, APD

Optimising your water intake

Lauren McGuckin, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Top 3 ways to boost athlete immunity

Helen Duong, APD

Making the most of moderation

Clare Wolski, APD

Eating for AFL

Simone Austin, APD

Myths surrounding healthy eating and weight loss

Jessica Ruescher, APD and Deborah Kerr, APD

The best healthy snacks for work

Stefanie Valakas, APD

What you should and shouldn’t eat if you suffer from Anxiety

Lisa Donaldson, APD & DAA Spokesperson

How to make the perfect healthy smoothie

Themis Chryssidis, APD and DAA Spokesperson

What you need to know about zinc deficiency

Trent Watson, APD and DAA Spokesperson

A common digestive disease you didn’t even know about

Joel Feren, APD & DAA Spokesperson

Mindful Eating

Kate Marsh, APD and Melissa Franklin, APD

The Nordic Diet – is this a healthy eating pattern?

Maria Packard, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Kitchen Confidence: How we lost our food skills and how to get them back

Clare Collins, APD Margaret Allman-Farinelli, APD Joel Feren, APD & Fiona McKenzie, APD

5 Things that happen when you take a break from booze

Gael Myers, APD

How to look after your gut bacteria this festive season

Charlene Grosse, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Spice of life: Experts weigh in on cinnamon ‘obesity cure’

Veronique Chachay, APD and Gabrielle Maston, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Why your mouth burns when you eat pineapple

Lisa Donaldson, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Is peanut butter healthy? We ask the experts

Sarah Leung, APD and Caroline Salisbury, APD

PCOS And Diet: How Food Can Help

Kate Marsh, APD, Lisa Moran APD and  Melanie Mc Grice, APD and DAA Spokesperson

What are ‘fasting’ diets and do they help you lose weight?

Clare Collins, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Indigenous kids missing out on fruit and vegetables

Dympna Leonard, APD

Everything you need to know about edible hemp

Kellie Bilinski, APD and DAA Spokesperson, Margaret Allman-Farinelli, APD

Why low iron levels might be affecting your performance

Alan McCubbin, APD

6 Tips to eat slower and avoid overeating

Anna Debenham, APD & Alexandra Parker, APD

Skipping breakfast could increase heart attacks, study finds

Natasha Murray, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Bitter sweet: the hidden kilojoules in your favourite tipple

Tim McMaster, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Egg-cellent way to prevent malnutrition

Jessica Danaher, APD

Grains for Muscle Gains

Felicity Curtain, APD

How to eat right for your age

Jessica Spendlove, APD

Is Greek yoghurt really better for you?

Themis Chryssidis, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Biology could be to blame for carbohydrates cravings

Melanie McGrice, APD and DAA Spokesperson

6 Foods You’ll always find in a dietitians fridge

Kellie Bilinski, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Which elements of European cuisine should be adopted for better health

Georgia Bevan, APD and Kate Gudorf, APD

The Greedy persons guide to healthy eating

Steve Flint, APD

Study links surprising habit to increased body fat

Julie Gilbert, APD and DAA spokesperson

Healthy eating/Nuts: the good, the bad and the choices

Clare Wolski, APD

How baking can improve your mental health

Rajshri Roy, APD

Good foods to help ease gout

Kate Di Prima, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Are ‘Protein’ Ice-creams and yoghurts healthy?

Chloe McLeod, APD

Is a healthy diet expensive

Sian Armstrong, APD,  Catherine Saxelby, APD and Clare Collins, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Going Vegan? Here’s How to Get the Nutrients You Need

Fiona O’Leary, APD and Susie Burrell, APD

Do you need to eat more to build muscle?

Jess Spendlove, APD and Chloe McLeod, APD

5 foods every dietitian wants you to eat

Tyson Tripcony, APD

The truth about vitamins for kids

Kate Di Prima, APD and DAA Spokesperson

Everything you need to know about iron

Caitlin Reid, APD

6 ways to eat veggies at breakfast and actually like it

Joel Feren, APD and DAA Spokesperson

How to overcome bloating

Trent Watson, APD and DAA Spokesperson

How do plant-based milks stack up nutritionally?

Suzie Ferrie, APD

The weight that comes with age

Clare Wolski, APD