Professional Development
1h Assessable

Wednesday 20th February at 12.30pm (Syd / Melb  time)

Register Today for this FREE Heart Health Webinar and contribute to your 2019 Professional Development. Only 200 tickets available.

Assessed-CPD hours are applicable for Australian  requirements to maintain APD status.



Cholesterol: That fat-like substance naturally produced by the body, yet also found in foods. As dietitians we know it’s important for good health, however we also appreciate too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to a build up in arterial walls, causing narrowing of the blood vessels, which may then be a problem for your heart health.

This 60-minute webinar will be led by our country’s leading experts on heart health and nutrition with Associate Professor Tim Crowe, focusing on cholesterol (the good, the bad and the current evidence), the clinical benefits of plant sterols, and the current recommendations for the management of healthy cholesterol levels. Professor Peter Clifton, will present the key findings from the Weet-Bix™ Cholesterol Lowering clinical trial, which found the product to be effective, easy and enjoyable for clients to reduce their cholesterol levels.

Our webinar objectives are: 

  1. Discuss current prevalence of elevated cholesterol levels in Australia and New Zealand
  2. Review the impact of diet and lifestyle factors on heart health
  3. Discuss the role of plant sterols
  4. Update learning with current evidence-based dietary recommendations and translate into Top Ten Heart Health recommendations that dietitians can give to their patients.
  5. Finish with an interactive Q&A.

About the presenters:

 Professor Peter Clifton

A Professor of Nutrition at the University of South Australia and a general physician specialising in endocrinology/dyslipidaemia, Professor Peter Clifton has over 30 years experience researching the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity and other metabolic conditions. Throughout his career, including driving intrinsic food and health research with the CSIRO, he has been passionate about sharing current and emerging research into heart health and the important role diet and lifestyle factors play in maintaining a healthy heart.

 Associate Professor Tim Crowe

Tim is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Associate Professor in Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University. Tim has spent most of his career in the world of university nutrition teaching and research. He also writes for consumer publications, speaks regularly to the media on trending nutrition topics and has a large social media following through his Thinking Nutrition blog and Facebook page.

A free recording of this webinar will be available after the live event.

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