Grad Cert Human Nutrition (Deakin University), Grad Cert Tertiary Education (Victoria University), Grad Dip Information Services (RMIT), BA (Swinburne)
Jenny is a nutritionist and research librarian living in Melbourne. Together with her partner Dr Malcolm Mackay they run plant-based health seminars and immersion programs, give talks in their local community and offer nutrition consultations in person and via Skype. Jenny is active in running online communities to support people in their plant-based journey and is a member of the Advisory Council of the newly established charity organisation Doctors For Nutrition.
Jenny and Malcolm have created the website: wholefoodsplantbasedhealth.com.au as well as the Facebook page, Plant Based Health Australia.
In recent years Jenny has completed the Plant Based Nutrition Certificate (eCornell) University), the Starch Solution Certificate and level 2 Certificate in Wellness Coaching along with her university qualification in nutrition. Prior to this she worked as a librarian in the university sector for more than 20 years and continues to provide training to researchers and librarians in the use of the EndNote program in Australian and New Zealand.
Session: Sunday morning
Topic: Understanding Calorie Density: the Key to Weight Management and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet
Why is the current focus on ‘moderation’ for weight loss is not working? Jenny will cover the principles of energy density and how that intersects with the ‘pleasure trap’ making it difficult for people to lose weight. She will outline strategies for weight loss and as well as tips for active people to need to maintain their weight.