Diet Composition - Low Carbohydrate

Pathway Contributor: Penelope Taylor


Pennie is the Senior Research Dietitian for the CSIRO Food and Nutrition Flagship in Adelaide and is also the co-author of the CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan and contributor to the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet range of programs, which aim to maximize health and wellbeing through better nutrition, physical activity and weight management. Within her most recent role at CSIRO Pennie has managed and supported many clinical research projects that explore the influence of dietary patterns and dietary composition on health outcomes including weight loss, metabolic variables among morbidly obese individuals with pre-existing co-morbidities, including diabetes and heart disease, which has led to several commercial and scientific publications including the recently launched Impromy™ weight loss program delivered through the community Chemart Pharmacy. Pennie is an active committee member for the Dietitians Association Australia (DAA) and the Obesity Surgery Society Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ) and a PhD Candidate exploring strategies to optimize glucose variability, appetite responses and feeding behaviour for controlling type 2 diabetes.

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