Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie
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Rebecca
Rebecca
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Healthy Morning
Healthy Morning
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On the Scales
On the Scales
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Healthy Salad
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About the FoodSense Dietitian

Rebecca Luong

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian

  • Accredited Sports Dietitian

  • Anthropometrist

  • PhD (current), Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Research Training Program Stipend Scholar & ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research Scholar

  • Master of Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Sydney, King & Amy O'Malley Trust Scholar

  • Bachelor of Science (Food Science), University of New South Wales, Dean's Honours Lists

Rebecca enjoys seeing a variety of clients 1-On-1. She is also completing her PhD on cardiometabolic health outcomes, frailty, dietary patterns and more plant-based diets. She is academically involved in tutoring dietetic students medical nutrition, dietetics training placement and methods in nutrition research units of study.

She has a special interest in weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, healthy ageing, frailty, liver disease, lifestyle prevention and experience in managing clients with multiple chronic conditions and complex care needs. She regularly helps people lower blood sugar, insulin, reduce 'bad' cholesterol, increase 'good' cholesterol, manage blood pressure, improve weight, fatty liver, muscle mass, osteoporosis, increase calcium and iron intakes. Rebecca loves helping people develop nutrition skills for sustainable healthy living and always applies evidence-based practice i.e. the best solutions that work for you!  

Rebecca has a broad experience in clinical dietetics, community health, nutrition research, academia and food science knowledge to develop personal and creative solutions for clients of the highest quality. Previously she optimised the nutrition of elderly at the Centre for STRONG Medicine in Balmain Hospital, disseminated new findings as a research dietitian at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and communicated nutritional messages to customers as a Woolworths In-store Dietitian. She delivered group education sessions to children above a healthy weight and their families as a Go4Fun Nutrition Leader for NSW Local Health Districts. 

Rebecca shares inspirational healthy lifestyle messages through blog articles, photos and dining out videos via Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. In her spare time, she engages in badminton, basketball, hiking, travels, discovers new food, easy healthy recipes, spends time with family, friends and volunteers with charities. She is also fluent in Chinese Cantonese and Chinese Mandarin.

Professional Activities:

  • Co-Chair of University of Sydney CPC EMCR (Charles Perkins Centre Early to Mid-Career Researchers) Steering Committee

  • Dietitians Australia Health, Behaviour & Weight Management Interest Group Committee Member

  • Dietitians Australia Diabetes Interest Group Committee Member

  • Sports Dietitians Australia Sports Nutrition Course

  • RPAH (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital) Gut Microbiome Seminar

  • RPAH Food Allergy & Food Chemical Intolerance Workshop

  • International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry Level 1 Anthropometry Course

  • Dietitian Connection Nutritional Requirements in Older People: Updates on the Current Practice and Research

  • NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum

  • University of Sydney Fit for Your Life Prescribing Evidence-Based Exercise as Medicine in Older Adults Workshop

  • University of Tasmania Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre Preventing Dementia Course

  • Balmain Hospital Allied Health Grand Rounds- Acceptability of using Whey Protein Isolate, Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy

  • Balmain Hospital Swallowing on a Plate Education Series 

  • SLHD (Sydney Local Health District) Metabolism and Obesity Clinic Service Presentation and Very Low Energy Diet

  • SLHD RPAH Renal Update Kidney Disease in the Elderly

  • SLHD Clinical Research Centre Basic Research & Statistical Research Methods Courses 

  • SLHD Allied Health Research Forum

  • University of Sydney CPC EMCR Symposium 

  • University of Sydney CPC EMCR Breakfast Seminar 

  • University of Sydney CPC Talking nutrition, science and the public voice

  • Cancer Council NSW and University of Sydney CPC Eating out in a digital world: what young adults are eating and what is driving their choices

  • Nutrition Society of Australia Nutrition: Adapting to a New World Virtual Conference, Optimal nutrition to maximise immune function: relevance to COVID-19

  • American Society for Nutrition Live Online, Eating to protect our health and our planet

  • The George Institute for Global Health Food, COVID-19 and Sensible Policy: Time to #FixFood

  • HETI (Health Education and Training Institute) Motivational Interviewing, Aboriginal Culture-Respecting the Difference, Falls Prevention and Falls Risk Management, The Confused Patient: Dementia or Delirium, Pressure Injury Prevention: Risk Management, Person Centred Care & Care Coordination

  • Managing a patient's lifestyle - Get Healthy Information and Coaching

  • Better Health Company Behaviour Change Education Training

  • Certificate IV in New Small Business 

Publications:

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