Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsPROFESSOR HELEN TRUBY: Hi, I'm Helen Truby. I'm head of Nutrition and Dietetics here at Monash University in Australia. We're here to explore the exciting area of fertility and pregnancy, and how you as a healthcare practitioner might be able to use food as medicine. So what are the advances in this area? Is there a special fertility diet we should recommend? Can foods determine the sex of a baby? And should pregnant women really be eating for two?
Skip to 0 minutes and 37 secondsDR MICHELLE BLUMFIELD: People of childbearing age, really need to know that their dietary intake can impact their future children and potentially their grandchildren's health, and therefore it is really important that health professionals talk about these issues with their patients.
Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsPROFESSOR HELEN TRUBY: This course is aimed at health care professionals, and assumes knowledge of science, medicine and health care practice. We will explore preconception nutrition and how foods can be used to influence the long term health outcomes of offspring.
Skip to 1 minute and 7 secondsDR MICHELLE BLUMFIELD: While chromosomes and genes contain the blueprint of our physical characteristics, did you know that what your parents ate before you were conceived can affect how your genes are expressed and impact your long term health? A poor diet in both your mother and your father is becoming increasingly important as we start to understand its relationship with child development and long term health.
Skip to 1 minute and 32 secondsPROFESSOR HELEN TRUBY: Using practical demonstrations, case studies, and discussions. We're going to provide you with knowledge and skills to support your practice and how you might use food as medicine.