The Innovative Dietitian

March 7th March - World Plant Power Day

Our Staff at The Innovative Dietitian
Victoria Hedger
BSc (Hons) Flin

Victoria has always had a passion to help people and solve problems. After graduating from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Science specializing in Forensic and Analytical Science with Honours, Victoria started a PhD and found it wasn't the career path she wanted. Now studying a Masters of Professional Accounting at the University of South Australia. Thanks to this change, you will find Victoria in the office processing the accounts side of the business. In her downtime, you will find Victoria in a basketball stadium, coaching or playing as well as gaming, reading and catching up with friends. She enjoys the universes of Harry Potter and Marvel causing her to have a collection of Harry Potter Pop Vinyls that her bank account sometimes hates her for it.

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
- Albus Dumbledore


Type 1 Diabetes and Diet

A key to managing Type 1 Diabetes is through diet.

There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes but you can treat it and keep it under control. One of main goals of managing diabetes in relation to diet are to;

keep you blood glucose levels as near as possible to normal by balancing food intake with medication and activity. This is sometimes referred to as Medical Nutrition Therapy.  

The key eating patterns are

1. Eating; non-starchy vegetables such as Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, mushrooms, tomatoes name a few!
2. Minimising added sugars ; sugary drinks, sweetened breakfast cereals, sweet sauces , frozen treats. ( And I don’t mean the film), and refined grains such as white flour, white rice and white bread.
3. Choose instead whole foods over processed foods.

Here is a tasty whole foods breakfast choice to try; Quinoa Porridge.

Our clients

Food is a major part of happiness in life. Here our clients simply enjoy what food our wonderful Dietitians make on a regular basis.

Anna listens to what the client would like to eat and thinks carefully about what will meet that brief and their dietary needs. But always it is about enjoying life to the fullest possibility!

Recipe of the month; Vegetarian for kids.

A friend recently told me how she persuaded her daughter to eat peas by calling them ‘eyeballs’. “Eat like an animal”, she said one day. Suddenly the vegetables became body parts and she watched them disappear. Family dinners don’t have to be a battleground. There is no standard for turning food into fingers or brains. But here some ideas;

Tomato sauce is always useful as ‘blood’

Carrots are ‘noses’ or stalks can be ‘fingers’.

Sausages are ‘legs’, peas and mash are ‘brains’.

Spaghetti is ’hair’, patties are ‘faces’, and corn is ‘teeth’.

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