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As part of their Food Service Management placement in their Master of Dietetics program, Stephen Keenan and Claire Saundry put together a calcium flyer for the Geelong Meals on Wheels program.
The flyer includes information on calcium intake requirements for people aged 70+ and will be launched at the Geelong Meals on Wheels Meeting on Tuesday 25 March.
The Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) had great success at the 2013 Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) Awards held on Tuesday 3 December. C-PAN were finalists in two of the nine award categories, and won one of the awards.
Professor Kylie Ball, Professor David Crawford and Dr Sarah McNaughton, in partnership with the National Heart Foundation and Coles Supermarkets, received the VicHealth award for Promoting Healthy Eating. The award was presented by the Minister for Health, the Hon David Davis.
In addition, Professor Tony Worsley was a member of a team led by RMIT that was a finalist for the VicHealth award for Preventing Harm from Alcohol.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery’s Professor Trisha Dunning AM was recently added to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women – a significant accolade recognising her exceptional work towards improving the lives of people with diabetes.
With over 150 papers and several books published about diabetes since she became a diabetes educator in 1984, Professor Dunning was made a Member of The Order of Australia for her outstanding contributions towards diabetes nursing.
Professor Dunning is Chair in Nursing (Barwon Health) in the Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery; Director of the Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research at Deakin University and Barwon Health in Geelong; a board member of Diabetes Australia – Vic.; and Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation. Her research focuses on older people with diabetes and end-of-life care, diabetes self-care and health outcomes, holistic approaches to nursing management of people with diabetes, complementary therapies and the management of medicines for the impact on health outcomes.
Professor Maxine Duke, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University said that due to Professor Dunning’s rigorous research, the experience of people living with diabetes has been significantly improved. ‘She is an exemplary role model for novice diabetes educators and budding researchers. The School is extremely proud to count her among our staff’, she said.