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Nutrition and the immune system

Watch lead educator and course mentor Melissa Adamski talk about the role of nutrition in a healthy functioning immune system and provide tips on the evidence-based information sources you should …

Phytochemicals and phytonutrients

Watch Gary provide an overview of phytochemicals, also called phytonutrients, and the crucial role they play in our health and wellbeing. More about phytochemicals and what they do Plants produce …

Try three new foods!

To help increase the variety of nutrients in our daily diets, when you next go food shopping aim to buy one to three new foods to try. It might be …

Mindful eating: Introduction

Watch Melissa and lead educator for Monash University’s ‘Mindfulness and Wellbeing and Peak Performance’, Richard Chambers introduce ‘mindful eating’, where the application of mindfulness can help you to better engage …

Food as medicine in history

Watch Janeane provide an overview of how food was used as medicine in the past, and the role food science played in health and treatment and prevention. Foods have been …

Nutrition and the immune system during COVID-19

Watch lead educator and course mentor Melissa Adamski talk about the role of nutrition in a healthy functioning immune system and provide tips on the evidence-based information sources you should …

Popular diets

In the introduction to the week, we spoke about the evolving nature of nutrition science and dietary recommendations, and the range and amount of nutrition information that’s now available to …

Superfoods: Myth or real?

‘Superfoods’ is a recent term that’s currently being used to classify foods that may offer benefits over other foods. The term is contentious and is often challenged by evidence-based health …

What are functional foods?

In Australia, the term food includes all items normally eaten plus beverages like soft drinks, tea and coffee as well as confectionary items and chewing gum. The description functional food …

Foods and inflammation

Using foods to reduce inflammation is an area of nutrition that many are interested in; public, nutrition researchers and healthcare professionals alike. We invite you to share your experiences regarding …

Foods and fibre

Watch Janeane talk about the importance of food as a source for dietary fibre. In Australia it is recommended that you eat 25g to 30g of fibre each day to …

Chronic inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis

Chronic inflammation, an inflammatory state that continues and which does not resolve, develops in many disease states. Here we will discuss the example of chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. What …