Articles by The Nutrition Press

The Nutrition press aims to provide a valuable resource which students both produce and use to enhance their studies in the nutrition and dietetics fields. We innovatively connect like-minded students together to ignite a passionate nutrition community that is more informed, engaged and aware of the range of opportunities that a career in nutrition has to offer! The Nutrition Press provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the nutrition field, through voluntary contributions via the website, social media, networking events and various other mediums. Here at The Nutrition Press, we are proud of our students and want to provide everyone with a change to get involved. Contributors include: - Rachel Ben-David - Anthony Khoo - Patricia McGreal - Alexandra Archard - Amelia Berner - Caitlin Jamieson - Emily Cockram - Matisse Chambers - Raenie Zwierlein - Roxanne Tan - Shana Watson - Teigan Duketis


Policy vs Agency: Taxing Sugar in Australia

Visualising a typical Australian kitchen is usually accompanied by images of our favourite foods and dietary traditions. But as part of these dietary traditions, how often do we think about the impact of sugar in our diet? In fact, over half of Australians exceed the World Health Organisation’s recommendation to limit sugar intake to less than 10 percent of total…

Berries, the ultimate brain food or just a sham?

Berries are one of those delicious moreish fruits…sweet and juicy, one just isn’t enough! But despite their delicious flavour, berries have been said to have beneficial effects on our brain. This article explores the truth about the health benefits of berries and whether eating that $8 punnet of blueberries is really helping to boost brain power and…

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

As part of an international nutrition field trip to Kuala Lumpur, our group of Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice students visited the Wellness Centre at the University of Malaya to see how Malaysian dietetics is practiced in comparison with Australia. From talking with the dietitians and nurses, and watching a consultation between a dietitian and a patient, I made some…

Fresh vs Frozen: How Fruit and Veg Stacks Up

Have you ever wondered why the price of fresh fruit and vegetables is so high, and when you compare it to frozen produce the price difference is quite noticeable? At the time of writing this, Coles’ website stated that a bag of Australian Frozen Broccoli Florets costed $5.00 per kilogram, while fresh produce costed $6.50 per…

Move over, superfoods; bananas are back!

Okay okay, they were never really out, but sometimes going back to the basics is necessary – food included. If you have been into a supermarket lately, you are probably aware of how many new foods and food products are popping up all the time. Take a stroll down the health food aisle and you’ll…

GMOs: The Big Questions

Transparency when it comes to the food industry is rarely ever harmful. It is encouraging when people are concerned with what food they are consuming, how it is produced and what health effects it introduces. However, when discussing the growth and consumption of GMOs, is this concern misplaced? From 1996 to 2014, 357 genetically modified…

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