The Diet Dilemma. Confused and exasperated about which diet is best for you?

A brief overview of the history of diets and the latest diets on our plates. How our nutrition and health can be affected by various diets, and how to develop wise skills to evaluate what is best for you.

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Course outline

Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, Plant Based, Blood Type, Gluten Free and so on. Not many weeks go by without a new type of diet hitting the headlines, the internet, and the bookstands. 

Unfortunately, this plethora of diet feasts can be daunting for the average consumer who may not know who to trust or what to do.  You may be tempted to throw up your hands in frustration and go back to your old eating habits.

But wait – don’t let nutrition confusion keep you from your healthy eating goals.  Let’s explore the facts, acquire some skills for critiquing those latest diets, and find your own true pathway to eating well.

A brief overview of the history of diets and the latest diets on our plates. How our nutrition and health can be affected by various diets, and how to develop wise skills to evaluate what is best for you.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Become knowledgeable about macro-nutrients and how deleting or increasing them makes for different diets and different nutrition outcomes.
  • Discover ‘cultural’ diets and how these may provide some better options.
  • Learn how to check the truth of claims and credentials.
  • Learn how to structure your own eating plan for your own health issues, age group, location, and seasonality, based on sound researched and long-term knowledge.

Details

  • Saturday 11 May, 9:30am -1:00pm
  • $55.00 incl. GST
  • The University of Auckland, City Campus
  • Presented by Vicki Martin-MacKay, Registered Dietitian

Seminar presenter

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Registered Dietitian

Vicki is a Registered Dietitian with many years of nutritional counselling and teaching experience. She has a private nutrition practice specialising in assisting those with challenging health conditions utilising both integrative nutrition and complementary medicine approaches. Along with her Otago University Dietitian training, Vicki has completed a naturopathic diploma and studied traditional Chinese medicine extensively in China and Japan. She has also worked for many years in the health food industry. Currently, she is studying towards a Masters’ Degree in Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. Vicki strives to bring a balance of both clinical nutritional experience and evidence-based study to her practice and teaching.

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