Dr. Rosemary Stanton is Australia's best-known nutritionist with a Science Degree in Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical chemistry, post-graduate qualifications in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a Graduate Diploma in administration. In 1998, she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to community health through education in nutrition and dietetics. She was also nominated by Rural Press Victoria 1997 as one of Australia's top women in agriculture.
She is the author of 24 books, including nutrition textbooks such as Food for Health (now in its third edition) and Food for You, as well as recipe books. She has also written over 2900 articles to magazines and newspapers throughout Australia and New Zealand, features frequently on radio and television (including a regular spot as a presenter on Burkes Backyard), and lectures to medical students, doctors, teachers, nurses, sporting groups, and the general public.
In her consulting business, clients include State and Commonwealth government departments, sports associations and teams, primary industry groups, selected sections of the food industry and a major retailer. Her major role within these groups is to further the aims of educating the public about food and nutrition. She maintains a close liaison with the customer viewpoint and is widely regarded as a spokesperson who is not beholden to any one interest group.
A found member of the NSW Department of Health Advisory Committee on Nutrition and Health, she is currently a member of the NSW Health Department's Food Advisory Committee. She is also an honorary Visiting Fellow in the School of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of New South Wales, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Boston University School of Medicine and the Food Sciences and Nutrition Advisory Board at the University of Western Sydney.
Rosemary belongs to many professional associations including the Dieticians Association of Australia, The Nutrition Society, the Australian Institute of Food Science Technology, the Gut Foundation, The Australian Sports Medicine Association, The Australian Health Communicators Association, the Medical Writers' Association and the Food Media Club.
Rosemary's major aim is to change Australians' poor eating habits so that people have healthier diets, and eat more enjoyable foods, which create minimal environmental damage. To this end, she maintains equal interests in the twin areas of food and nutrition.