Hello! My name is Maggie and I’m currently in the final semester of my Nutrition Undergraduate degree at Curtin University. I’m an Australian-born Chinese (or what people like to call ABCs). I grew up with the influences from mixed cultures- i.e. both Western and Chinese cultures, where I was exposed to a variety of food experiences and learnt valuable knowledge about cultural foods and its impact on dietary habits of individuals. I believe that cultural competence and awareness should be normalised in our healthcare systems, in order to provide high quality and appropriate treatment/care to vulnerable populations.
I am excited to see how the field of Nutrition and Dietetics will look like in the future, as diversity seems to slowly come in to play.