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Understanding the African diet Presented by Fathima Abdoola, Cultural Dietitian, Nutritionist

African migrants living in Australia experience barriers to health care. In dietetics, cultural health beliefs and a lack of tailored resources contribute to this, alongside a distinct lack of diversity in the dietitian workforce. Cultural Dietitian Fathima Abdoola shows us an African diet through common foods, typical daily intake and plated cuisine; giving us tools to adapt our nutrition interventions for clients of African origin. 

Learn about: 

  • How the pathophysiology of type two diabetes differs between Black Africans and White Europeans
  • Three African cultural norms that might change our clinical approach 
  • The state of the health landscape for most Africans prior to immigrating to Australia.  

Fathima Abdoola is a Cultural Dietitian and Nutritionist. She has over 11 years' experience in the industry working both locally and internationally, including eight years based in Zambia where she immersed herself in African culture, diet, and lifestyle, gaining invaluable insights. She has a wide range of experience within the nutrition sector including clinical nutrition lecturer, corporate wellness driver, clinical mentor and now focuses on her online presence Eat Smart Nutrition & Dietetics providing private services to women worldwide.