Is Fruit Good or Bad For You?


Presented by Dr Gary Fettke and Professor Roger Stanley

Start Date

20th Aug 2015 6:00pm

End Date

20th Aug 2015 7:00pm


Sinclair Auditorium, Launceston Church Grammar School, Button St, Mowbray

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A free public forum

presented by

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Sugar in the diet can be associated with causing inflammation and leads to obesity, heart disease and many other modern lifestyle diseases.  We are extolled to eat our daily serving of fruit and vegetables but fruit particularly can have high contents of glucose and fructose.

Should we be eating bananas, apples and oranges?
Hear the issues and ask your questions as Gary Fettke and Roger Stanley present the sides of this debate.

Dr Gary Fettke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer of the University of Tasmania, based at Launceston. He has an interest in preventative aspects of health outcomes and particularly before operating on patients! Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancers are directly linked to sugar consumption. The 'natural' source of sugar is fruit. Gary will discuss the role of fruit in a modern diet – Is it natural to have fruit in your diet?

Professor Roger Stanley is Foundation Director of the Centre for Food Innovation at the University of Tasmania, based at Launceston.  His expertise is on maximising the health and performance properties of foods and natural extracts to produce functional foods. He has had a career across New Zealand and Australia identifying and testing the health properties of foods with a focus on fruits and vegetables. Roger will talk on the health properties of fruit and advocate why we are better off with them in our diet.

Followed by a light supper.

For more information about this free public event please contact Damien Blackwell (03) 6165 4508.