Did you know that on average, Australian men live five years less than women? Or that more men die from heart disease, colon cancer and suicide than women? Perhaps you didn’t realise that more money is spent on the healthcare needs of women and children than that of men.

In this podcast, men’s health advocate Joel Feren joins us to shine the spotlight on the important issues in the world of men’s health. Tune in to explore the landscape of men’s health and nutrition in Australia, understand which groups of men have a higher risk of poor nutrition and learn practical approaches for men to meet their nutritional needs. Turns out, there’s never been a better time to ‘get your man in the kitchen‘!



Joel Feren is The Nutrition Guy (TNG), an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with a background in the biomedical sciences. He regularly consults to the food industry and in the corporate sector, helping clients to achieve improved health with good nutrition. Joel is a self-described foodie and recipe developer, and his food philosophy is that any dish can be made more nutritious by swapping ingredients and using alternative cooking methods. Joel is a Dietitians Australia media spokesperson and a regular presenter on Channel 10’s My Market Kitchen.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The importance of men’s health
  • The landscape of men’s health and nutrition in Australia
  • Men’s typical eating and drinking habits 
  • Which men have greater risk of poor nutrition
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on men’s health
  • Practical approaches to improve men’s health and nutrition

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