Almonds and Heart Health


WED 15 MAY 2019

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEST




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About the Webinar

This webinar will update health and nutrition professionals about the latest research on the benefits of nuts, including almonds for heart health. Our Heart Foundation nutrition expert will talk about the evolution of evidence surrounding dietary fats and dietary patterns and present the current dietary recommendations for heart health.

Learning objectives:

1) To understand the latest research linking nut and almond consumption and the benefits for heart health.
2) To understand the latest evidence and recommendations for dietary fats and associated dietary patterns for heart health. 

Assessed CPD hours are applicable for Australian dietitians and nutritionists. Unaccredited professional development hours are applicable for Australian general practitioners.

This webinar has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the Almond research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.The strategic levy investment project Educating Health Professionals (AL16007) is part of the Hort Innovation Almond Fund.

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Dr Elizabeth Neale, University of Wollongong

Dr Elizabeth Neale is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She completed her PhD in nutrition at the University of Wollongong in 2012. Elizabeth was a director at Landmark Nutrition, a nutrition consulting company from 2012 – 2016, and currently works as a Career Development Fellow (Lecturer) at the University of Wollongong. Elizabeth’s research focuses on the evidence-based framework in nutrition, with a particular focus on systematic reviews and meta-analyses in nutrition. Elizabeth’s research also explores the impact of nut consumption on risk factors for chronic diseases.

Sian Armstrong, National Heart Foundation

Sian is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with in depth knowledge of public health, food and nutrition. Sian has worked at the National Heart Foundation for 4 years, where her role involves providing expert nutrition advice both internally and externally and delivering on key projects. Sian has also previously worked in clinical dietetics at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.