Avoiding dehydration – a risk for babies and children in hot weather

With record hot temperatures across the state, our registered practice nurse Kate Tiller advises it’s important to be particularly aware of dehydration. Dehydration happens when your body loses more fluid than it’s been taking in. Kate, who holds qualifications and experience in paediatric nursing,  is keen for parents and carers to be aware that infants and children are at greater risk of becoming dehydrated. See Kate’s article and download The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne fact sheet.

Join our Diabetes Exercise and Diet Group – every Friday at Moruya

If you have Type 2 Diabetes and would like to improve your health and fitness this year why not join our weekly group programme – it’s bulk billed and run by Exercise Physiologist Aden Reynolds and our Dietitian/Diabetes Educator Carole Richards. Working at your own pace, your supervised hour-long session is conducted over eight weeks on Fridays starting at 11.30am at our Queen Street Medical Centre meeting room.

Salads with attitude

When is a salad not just a salad? QSMC dietitian Carole Richards gives us 10 easy and delicious ways we can nutritionally boost and transform our salads into stand-alone meals.

Eggplant – ’tis the season

Of all the late harvesting vegetables nothing quite compares to eggplant says dietitian Carole Richards. Eggplants are a welcome autumn vegetable, low in kilojoules and high in phytochemicals. Their purple colour comes from anthocyanin, an antioxidant that protects us from cancer, stroke and heart disease. Carole has been on the hunt for tasty, easy recipe ideas for this versatile vegetable…

Eating for eye health – it’s Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 21-27 May

About one in seven Australians, or 1.15 million people over the age of 50 have some evidence of Macular Degeneration (MD) which is the leading cause of blindness in Australians. The good news is that a diet high in leafy green vegetables, fish, nuts and seeds can reduce your risks – eating well can prevent or slow progression of this condition writes dietitian Carole Richards…

The not so humble zucchini – it’s the queen of the crop!

The zucchini is not as humble as we might think – it’s low in kilojoules, high in fibre – loaded with goodness and a low energy base to meals…here are three quick and tasty recipes from our dietitian Carole Richards.

Four good nutrition sites found this afternoon

Nutrition is hard work. It is hard to understand. The advice changes constantly and most people, websites and organisations are pushing a barrow or agenda. For doctors, nutrition is the key to a ranges of illnesses and we recognise the solution to much of what we see in the consulting room lies in healthy eating. For food manufacturers, sugar and …