Shift Work Nutrition Fundamentals


This webinar includes information on nutrition, that is tailored specifically for shift workers.  It addresses key areas including how to obtain better sleep, and why eating in accordance with our daily circadian rhythms, is important for weight regulation and optimizing gut health.  Understanding these basic shift work nutrition fundamentals, can be an important step in helping to mitigate some of the poor health outcomes many shift workers face today.

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of how to promote better sleep, through better nutrition
  • The importance of FOOD TIMING – why when we eat is just as important as what we’re eating
  • Strategies to help alleviate ‘night shift nausea’
  • Information on how to improve gut health for shift workers


You can attend the recording of this webinar on 25th February 2019 at 11.15am AEST (Brisbane time), or watch it on-demand from 1st March 2019.

This webinar is also included in your membership.

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons Time: 1 hour

About The Paediatric Nurse

Our Story

The Paediatric Nurse was founded by Brooke Batchelor, a paediatric nurse and qualified teacher, after she experienced the frustration of finding affordable and accessible continuing professional development that was relevant to her paediatric nursing practice. Through this frustration, she decided to set up an online platform that assisted paediatric nurses in meeting their continuing professional development (CPD) annual registration standard requirement, with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia. In August 2018, The Paediatric Nurse CPD/CE platform was launched and began delivering live and recorded webinars featuring expert speakers from all over the world.

Our Vision

We believe that with access to relevant, affordable and evidence-based professional development, all members of the paediatric healthcare team can provide opportunities for children & their families to have a voice and receive care that is meets all of their needs. Our profit-for-purpose business model ensures a sustainable, long-term goal of improving paediatric healthcare experiences through programs that fund paediatric post-graduate training for nurses, funding hospital familiarisation programs and supporting play therapy programs to assist with aftercare or post-hospitalisation readjustment. We look forward to a future where children feel part of the decision making in their care and suffer no trauma related to their healthcare experience.

Our Mission

We exist so that you can receive evidence-based CPD/CE that is affordable, accessible and relevant to your practice by breaking down the barriers that prevent you from meeting with the experts. AND We exist to advocate for children in healthcare ensuring that they receive care that considers the whole child within the context of their family and the effects that the care they receive may have on their emotional wellbeing.

Our Values

• Empowerment – by providing engaging and relevant CPD/CE opportunities, we hope to influence the future directions of paediatric healthcare in Australia • Advocacy – we take child health and protection seriously and as registered nurses, we aim to advocate for Australian children to ensure their needs and rights are met • Access – the opportunity to speak directly to the experts and access the latest in evidenced-based care • Community – we encourage the essence of community and connection by making this space just as much yours as it is ours- your suggestions are always valued! • Passionate – our love for paediatric nursing is infectious • Selfcare – when nurses look after their own health & wellbeing, their practice can soar to new heights

Our Role

• Is an international online membership community that champions the success of paediatric nurses the world over • We provide continuing professional development (CPD) education/CE, training, resources and support for nurses via our online membership and social media channels • Helping paediatric nurses learn from world-wide experts • Inspires paediatric nurses to be leaders in their field • Provides content and resources to educate and inform paediatric nurses • Is an opinion leader and advocate on issues of importance to paediatric nurses across all communities.


Audra Starkey is a Clinical Nutritionist, Accredited Trainer, Shift Work Veteran and founder of The Healthy Shift Worker podcast that receives over 2000+ listener downloads each month from around the world. She is also the author of - a website dedicated to helping those who may be struggling to stay healthy whilst working 24/7. After accepting a voluntary redundancy from Qantas in 2014, Audra went on to complete a Bachelor of Health Science degree majoring in Nutritional Medicine with the sole purpose of giving back to her profession upon graduation. With a special interest in preventative health, she went on to found The Healthy Shift Worker, a company that provides shift work specific wellness services to individuals, along with corporate wellness programs via her signature Healthy Shift Worker Wellness Seminars. She is a huge fan of tennis, or more specifically Roger Federer, and lives in Brisbane with her shift working husband Dale.


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