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  • 31 mins of CPD

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Fibre has established benefits for regularity and the emphasis is shifting away from fibre only as roughage with more emphasis on fermentable fibres. In this presentation Dr David Topping aims to to help professionals understand what fibre is in relation to its composition, how we view the way in which fibre works and how this view is changing. Dr Topping also outlines how this information may help you understand the content of fibre interaction and how it can be applied better to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the impacts of fibre consumption 
  • Describe the adult digestive system and its processing of fibre 
  • Outline the dietary fibre components
  • What is the Australian Fibre Experience? 
  • Explain the cause of Short Chain Fatty Acid (SCFA) Deficiency
  • Describe the individual effects of the major Short Chain Fatty Acids

Educational content supported by

Freedom Foods

Freedom Foods is a leader in the Australian health food category, giving options to a wide range of consumers with dietary requirements – from gluten intolerances to nut allergies, and everything in between. The company was brought to life with a focus on making nutritious food & beverages - pioneering a health food movement.

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Expert: Dr David Topping

Dr David Topping is an Honorary Fellow with CSIRO Health and Biosecurity in Adelaide. His main research focus for 40 years has been principally the relationship between fibre and gut health. He is the author of over 180 papers and book chapters and 11 patent disclosure. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering and the Nutrition Society of Australia and is a professional member of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Fibre is more than Roughage (30 mins)

    • Test your learning (10 mins)

  • 2

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    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool