National

A message to our members from the President

Dear members,

In August we asked you to complete the 2012 National Members Satisfaction Survey. The survey included questions about your reasons for joining Nutrition Australia, what you value most from your membership, your interest areas and how well we communicate with you. We had an overwhelming response rate with many of you also providing supportive and insightful comments.

Permeate – everything you need to know about milk standardisation

Source: Dairy Australia

Milk is a highly nutritious, safe and natural food. Consumers today can choose from a wide array of different products including no fat, low fat or calcium enriched milk.

Healthy lunch ideas for busy adults

“What to have for lunch today?” Are you constantly asking yourself this question as you busily get ready for the day ahead?

As adults we are often so busy juggling work, study, family, and time to relax that the last thing we want to plan is a healthy lunch that can get us through the day. We’ve all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but just as important is LUNCH!

Nutritionist or Dietitian?

A variety of different levels of training and qualification can lead to an individual calling themselves a nutrition professional. This is because in Australia, professional nutritional practice is not regulated by the government, and there is no legal protection over the terms ‘Nutritionist’ and ‘Dietitian’ – anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist or Dietitian, no matter their level of training. This situation opens the possibility for misinformation to the public.

Pine Nuts

The following information has been reproduced with the permission of Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

Tips to beat the Christmas bulge

Weight gain over the holiday period

Margarine vs Butter

With so many margarines in supermarkets it’s becoming harder to identify which products are right for you and your health. Nutrition Australia has created this fact sheet to help take the confusion out of shopping for margarines.

Iodine Facts

Iodine is an essential trace element and an integral component of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are required for normal growth and development of tissues and maturation of our bodies. Iodine deficiency is the most common preventable cause of mental retardation in the world; obtaining iodine through the food supply is therefore paramount.

Heart Foundation Summary of Evidence: Antioxidants in food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular health

The Heart Foundation has released a Summary of Evidence of research undertaken to determine if antioxidants in food, drinks and supplements are effective in maintaining cardiovascular health (CVH) and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Heart Foundation Position Statement: Antioxidants in food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular health

In 2009 the Heart Foundation, along with an expert working group, reviewed the latest scientific evidence relating to fruit and vegetables; tea; coffee; cocoa and chocolate; red wine; and vitamin supplements. This review determined if these foods, drinks and supplements are effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and maintaining cardiovascular health (CVH).

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