Lifestyle and nutrition

Food cravings in people who are overweight or living with obesity

Food cravings are an intense desire to eat highly palatable and energy-dense foods and are among the main influencers of eating behaviour. In this module you will learn best practice steps to manage patients, then undertake a practical exercise to identify a patient who is overweight or living with obesity from your practice in order to reflect on latest evidence.

Proactively identifying and managing iron deficiency in primary care

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in Australia and is significantly underdiagnosed, but increased testing and targeted management can improve outcomes. A/Prof Ralph Audehm discusses the proactive identification of patients who may be iron deficient, and outlines useful management methods involving education, diet and iron supplementation.