Walking the talk

At a recent nutrition conference I had the great privilege of interviewing Professor Michael Kidd AO the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University in South Australia. He is President Elect of WONCA.

One of the questions I asked him was:

What do you do in your own life from a nutritional point of view?

Here is his answer:

I don’t drink coffee but I still have an occasional cup of tea

I avoid sugar

I have 5 veggies and 2 fruits a day

I take my lunch to work - a browsing box with carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, peppers and a bit of lettuce

I also take an orange or apple of banana

I graze throughout the day

I make sure I eat healthy protein

I don’t eat red meat and I have stopped eating poultry for ethical reasons

I always eat breakfast and try and have a healthy diet as possible

I enjoy an occasional piece of chocolate (for the serotonin levels)

I take a multivitamin and a good quality omega 3 fish oil supplement daily

I exercise every day. I walk and I love to swim

Thanks Michael. It is great to see a leading (member of the health profession) medico “walking the talk.”