About Manny Noakes

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Professor Manny Noakes, BSc, Dip Nut&Diet, PhD is currently the Research Director of the Nutrition and Health program in the CSIRO Food and Nutrition Flagship. She is considered a key opinion leader and trusted advisor in nutrition and health both nationally and internationally, particularly in the area of higher protein dietary patterns and weight management. Whilst she has a well credentialed scientific track record having published 197 papers (145 since 2004), cited 6403 times with an ‘H’ index of 44, her translation of much of this work into highly successful consumer publications has been notable.

She was instrumental in the development and release of five editions of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet (TWD) (launched in 2004) which has now been translated into 17 languages, sold over one million copies in Australia and continues to have high awareness. In 2007, she published an externally conducted impact assessment of the TWD in a nationally representative sample of 5000 people, which revealed a projected 500,000+ individuals had lost an average of 6kg on the program and experienced a number of associated health benefits. The TWD has also won several awards including the World Food Media Award for best health publication for 2007.

Professor Noakes is an executive member of the Federal Government Food and Health Dialogue, which influences nutrition reformulation targets for manufactured foods in order to improve the nutritional quality of the Australian Food supply. She is also a member of the Heart Foundation Food and Nutrition Advisory Committee, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Health Claims Advisory Committee, and the Woolworths Healthier Australia Taskforce amongst other industry bodies. She is the recipient of three CSIRO Medals, is a Distinguished Alumni of Flinders University, holds a research excellence award from the University of Adelaide and is a recipient of the Zonta Club Woman of International Achievement award.

A message from Professor Manny Noakes

Life has changed since 2005 when our book, The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, was launched. Back then, there was no iPhone, Twitter or Instagram (can you imagine!) and we looked for new recipes in magazines rather than searching for them online.

For almost a decade, the Total Wellbeing Diet has been one of Australia’s most popular approaches to weight loss and achieving a healthy lifestyle. And in January 2015, we are launching a new online system that offers the flexibility that wasn’t possible 10 years ago.

With our Total Wellbeing Diet online system, you will be able to personalise the program to suit your tastes and lifestyle, and access it on any device.

We’ve brought you all-new customisable meal plans with dynamic shopping lists and a library of the much-loved recipes from all five Total Wellbeing Diet books.

You’ll be able to track your daily meals and food groups online, and connect with a like-minded community of digital dieters.

If you have any feedback on the program or thoughts on how we can make it better, please send it to our team at [email protected]

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes
Manny Noakes

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