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Breakfast Seminar – Championing our profession with politicians and the media

Date: Tuesday 16th August 2022
Time: 7.30am – 8:55am
Location: Hall E1 & 2
Cost: Complimentary with Tuesday only or Full registration – Breakfast provided

Ahead of the recent federal election Dietitians Australia invested in a comprehensive advocacy and media strategy, much more involved than any undertaken previously. The outcomes include increased connection and ongoing discussions with decision makers. Ensuring our messages were heard in the media was a key part of the strategy. Come along to find out what went into the strategy, how we achieved enormous reach with our lettuce vs chicken nuggets media release, ongoing actions and opportunities for you to be involved in our advocacy efforts.


  • Anne Pleash – Advocacy strategy consultant
  • Amy Phillips – Media Manager
  • Sayne Dalton – acting Advocacy and Policy General Manager

Sanitarium Breakfast – Prioritising plant proteins – evidence and practice

Date: Tuesday 16th August 2022
7.30am – 8:55am
Riverbank Room 2 & 3
Complimentary with Tuesday only or Full registration – Breakfast provided 

An engaging session highlighting the compelling evidence for prioritising plant proteins in dietary advice – including the updated Dietary Guidelines. Our experts showcase the science illustrating the health advantages of plant protein and includes examples of dietary guidance where plant proteins have been prioritised. A culinary nutrition segment featuring plant proteins will be a highlight.


  • Emma Stirling – Senior Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics – Culinary Nutrition: Australian Catholic University MC for the session A quick and easy culinary nutrition segment featuring plant proteins
  • Kathy La Macchia – General Manager, Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council Health benefits of legumes – making the case for plant protein foods
  • Tim Cassettari – Director of Translational Science, Nutrition Research Australia Plant Proteins and Health – a contemporary review

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