Unlocking sustainable eating

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About the symposium:

How can dietitians empower their clients to eat more sustainably? Join us in our upcoming symposium to find out! In this 1.5-hour live event, we’re joined by three experts with three different perspectives: research, consumer insights & local food systems.

  • Dr Gilly Hendrie, nutrition research scientist, CSIRO – pinpoints key features of current Australian dietary patterns that make them sustainable and what this means for behaviour change
  • Samantha Siva, Research Director, Pollinate – presents new consumer insights on what motivates people to eat sustainably
  • Professor Karen Charlton, School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences, UOW – highlights opportunities for dietitians to support sustainable eating by applying a food systems approach at the community level


About the speakers:

Dr Gilly Hendrie is a Research Scientist within the CSIRO Human Health Program. Her research is focussed on understanding dietary intake patterns and developing novel ways to improve our food choices to address key challenges like obesity and environmental sustainability. Gilly has designed many technology based interventions to change, support, and monitor dietary behaviour change for health. For example, the CSIRO Healthy Diet Score Survey has been completed by over 230,000 Australians; and she currently leads the scientific evolution of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Online.




Samantha Siva comes from a background in psychology and her fascination with how people tick has continued for 20 years.In that time she has worked in award-winning agencies in London, Sydney and Canberra. Samantha is also very familiar with client-side strategy after a stint as Insight Manager for Unilever Global, London. An experienced and thoughtful researcher, Samantha leaves her clients with clear strategic ambitions and tells them exactly how to achieve them. She has worked closely with a range of fantastic brands in the health and nutrition space on marketing strategy, communications, sensory and new product development, including MLA, Campbell Arnott’s, Goodman Fielder, Bega, and FSANZ.




Professor Karen Charlton is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and registered Public Health Nutritionist who teaches in the Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Wollongong. Karen conducts food-based clinical trials to identify the role of nutrients, foods and dietary patterns on health outcomes, and researches how diets can be more sustainable and equitable.







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Continuing Education (USA)
Duration1.5 hour
CPEUs AwardedN/A
Performance IndicatorsN/A