With many dietary guidelines around the world shifting towards prioritising plant proteins, we sit down with Dr Courtney Thompson to explore the latest research on these nutritious foods and dietary patterns that hero them – a topical issue given the current review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Courtney shares examples of dietary guidelines from around the world that hero plant proteins, before diving into practical strategies to seamlessly integrate more plants into the diets of even our fussiest patients and clients. 


Dr Courtney Thompson is a Registered Nutritionist with a PhD in public health nutrition. She works as a Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where her research interests include how food literacy interlinks with dietary patterns/quality, food security and impacts on the broader food system. Courtney is also the Director of NPR Consulting, where she leads nutrition research, education sessions and assists in policy submissions for non-Government and food industry organisations. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia Communications Portfolio.



In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why a plant-based diet doesn’t equal veganism
  • The influence of dietary patterns high in plant protein on disease risk
  • What happens to health outcomes when animal proteins are replaced with plant proteins
  • How to overcome the common barriers people face when trying to eat more plant protein foods
  • Easy ways to help people eat more plant proteins

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