Food Vitals 

webinar series

Food Vitals webinars provide evidence-based clinical and practical insights to assist with the successful implementation of nutrition interventions for the prevention and management of chronic lifestyle-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many more.

Food Vitals - plant-based nutrition for prevention and treatment of disease

The ‘Food Vitals’ webinar series takes a deep dive into evidence-based nutrition and shares key clinical and practical steps to implementing a preventative diet.

Each webinar will explore the crucial role of diet in preventing and treating chronic disease. Expert presenters will share research reviews, extensive nutrition knowledge and clinical experience. They will reveal how whole food, plant-based dietary patterns are a vital ally to stem the epidemic of preventable disease.The webinars will feature a targeted Q&A session, to answer your burning questions and provide insight on successfully incorporating evidence-based nutrition in clinical practice. Sign up to gain another powerful, evidence based tool for the management of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many more.

Evidence-based nutrition in healthcare • 24 September 2020 

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Speakers Dr Adrian Griscti, MBBS, FACRRM, FASLM; Emma Strutt APD, FASLM; Drew Harrisberg, Exercise Physiologist and athlete thriving with type 1 diabetes

Host Dr Libby Forsyth, Events & Education Lead, Doctors For Nutrition   

Date Thursday 24 September 2020
Time 6:30 - 7:30 PM AEST
Cost Free (optional donation)
Audience Health professionals, students and interested public

One simple intervention offers hope not only to prevent and treat chronic diseases, but to improve planetary health and avoid unprecedented health crises such as those we have faced in 2019 and 2020.

The Food Vitals series will begin with a deep dive into the evidence for whole food plant-based nutrition and the powerful ally it represents to clinicians and patients in the fight against lifestyle-related disease.

Our expert panelists will explore exciting research on how to prevent and treat diabetes, improve insulin resistance and halt the globe’s number one killer, cardiovascular disease. They will share their personal and professional experience with evidence-based nutrition and answer your questions with a live Q&A.

Last but not least, we will introduce “Plant-based nutrition and health: A guide for health professionals”. This new publication and accompanying resources from Doctors For Nutrition provide simple, informative guidance and tools for both health professionals and patients with easy steps to get you eating more preventatively, starting today.

Speaker bios

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Dr Adrian Griscti

General Practitioner, South Australia

Adrian has been a rural GP for over 30 years and has practiced in rural Obstetrics and Anaesthetics roles. In 2011, he was introduced to the health benefits of a plant based diet by his wife Jenny. Subsequently, Adrian completed the Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition through eCornell University. With his own total cholesterol dropping 26% since changing to a whole food plant-based diet, he is a walking example of the benefits to this diet. Adrian is also a clinical skills educator at both Adelaide and Flinders University medical schools.

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Emma Strutt

Accredited Practising Dietitian, Queensland

Emma Strutt is an Australian Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, who earnt her Bachelors of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Initially working within the Sunshine Coast Hospital system, Emma now runs a private practice. She has also worked as a Research Assistant at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. For over a decade Emma has been plant-based and passionately advocates for the benefits of plant-based nutrition.

Drew Harrisberg

Exercise physiologist and athlete thriving with type 1 diabetes

Drew Harrisberg is an athlete, exercise physiologist and diabetes educator with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Graduate Diploma in Diabetes Education. Drew was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 22, and so began his journey with diabetes management. His post-graduate training and personal journey has led him to explore nutrition, from low carb paleo to keto to whole-food, plant based, and its impacts on insulin requirements. As both patient and clinician, Drew is an experienced voice on how whole-food plant based nutrition is a game changing ally for chronic diseases management.

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