Nutrition is integral to a healthy pregnancy and breastfeeding journey – and recently, research has cracked open the importance of choline for mums-to-be. With over a third (39%) of pregnant and breastfeeding women not eating enough of this essential nutrient, Dr Joanna McMillan joins us in our latest podcast to share practical guidance on meeting daily choline requirements. Jo also uncovers the latest Australian research on choline and highlights why eggs are egg-celent fodder for expecting mothers.



Dr Joanna McMillan has become one of Australia’s favourite and best-known nutrition and lifestyle specialists. She is a PhD qualified nutrition scientist, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with La Trobe University, guest lecturer at The University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. As a keynote and TEDx speaker, Joanna travels Internationally. She is a popular health presenter and a regular on television and radio for almost 20 years. Joanna is an accomplished author of eight books, including the latest The Feel-Good Family Food Plan (Murdoch Books, 2020), and has written and narrated a series of Audible Originals, including Mindfull, What to Eat for a Better Brain, released May 2022.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • What choline is and why it’s important
  • Why choline requirements increase substantially during pregnancy
  • How to meet choline needs in pregnancy based on new AU research
  • How to consume eggs safely while pregnant
  • Things to consider when consulting pregnant or breastfeeding clients

Additional resources

Free choline resources

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