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BETTER CHOICES TO FIGHT STATISTICS

BETTER CHOICES TO FIGHT STATISTICS

COULD DIETETICS ADVICE HELP YOU AVOID SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES?

Make better decisions from shopping aisle to plate with professional dietetics support.

A large proportion of those aged over 51 do not meet the recommended daily nutrition requirements and over 70% are overweight or obese, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in a recent report on Nutrition across the life stages.  

“Nutrition plays a vital role in tackling many health issues, particularly in later life, and many people just need the right support to make better choices,” says UQ Healthy Living dietitian Penny Oxby.

“That’s why I offer practical advice and tools to do this. This might be help understanding food packaging and labelling, or advice on healthier swaps or substitutes on some of their favourite products.”

Penny is committed to improving the lives of over 50s through good nutrition. Her advice is specific to the unique challenges of an older demographic as well as the individual’s goals and requirements.

Penny supports disease prevention and management, addressing a range of health issues such as weight concerns (excess weight and unplanned weight loss), chronic health issues such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and heart disease; as well as providing simple strategies to maintain a healthy diet.

“Our team appreciate the challenges over 50s face and can equip you with the skills and knowledge required to make healthy choices, access nutritious foods, and prepare and cook healthy meals.”

Penny’s individual consults are priced competitively to ensure our service is highly accessible.

Contact reception to find out more P:  3443 2586.