Food, mood and diet – myth versus science

This exciting lecture will consider the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet; how the food we eat affects our appetite and mood, scientific research relating to nutrition, depression and anxiety, and the protection the Diet provides against diabetes, heart disease, cancer and dementia.


  • Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos BSc BSc(Hons) Grad Dip Diet MPH PhD APD, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Deputy Chair of the Australian Dietetics Council, founding Head of the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, La Trobe University
  • Dr Antigone Kouris, Accredited Practising Dietician, Associate Professor, School of Allied Health in the Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport, La Trobe University
  • Shane Delia, Chef and Owner of Maha Restaurant & Biggie Smalls
  • Dr Norman Swan FRCP, DCH, MD (Hon Causa), Host, The Health Report, ABC Radio National, and Tonic, ABC News24 (Television)

Recorded on 27 July at the State Library Victoria Theatrette

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