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Nudging to healthier food choices

By On November 20, 2017

Most people generally know that for good health we should be eating more fruits and vegetables and less junk food. When it comes to actually making healthier food choices, however, many fail to… Read More

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Less than 5 Stars for Australia’s Health Star Rating System

By On November 9, 2017

In 2014 the Federal Government’s health star rating system for food products was unveiled. Since then it has attracted a significant amount of controversy and criticism from both health professionals and consumers.… Read More

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Future of Food: where our eating habits are leading us

By On November 6, 2017

Planet Earth is currently sustaining over 7 billion people. That’s a lot of mouths to feed! And recent food consumption trends indicate that energy intakes are increasing, with average intakes in Australia… Read More

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Iodine – are women getting enough?

By On November 2, 2017

Like many nutrient deficiency diseases, iodine deficiency was generally thought to be a thing of the past in high-income, Western countries. And although the situation has improved considerably, iodine deficiency is still the… Read More

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Do we judge people on whether they eat ‘clean’ or not?

By On October 30, 2017

You’ve probably heard the term a million times: ‘clean’ eating. It’s that photo of a meal that is more like a work of art than food. It’s the celebrity touting their new… Read More

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Never too many home cooks in the kitchen: a chat with a nutritionist and mobile kitchen manager at Jamie’s Ministry of Food

By On October 26, 2017

As nutrition and dietetic students, whipping up a stir fry for dinner is oil well and good but for some people cooking at home can seem like a lot of wok, a waste of their thyme… Read More

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Are Gluten Free Alternatives Better For You?

By On October 23, 2017

If there’s one thing I’ve loved about working in a supermarket over the past five years, it’s that I’ve witnessed our major supermarket’s jumping on board the health food train and widening… Read More

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Is being sustainable good for your health?

By On October 19, 2017

We all know that being sustainable is great for the planet. It can also have pretty great benefits for you too. Here is how you can have the best of both worlds. … Read More

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The effects of Aussie kids being exposed to food and beverage advertising

By On October 16, 2017

Most of us strive to be the healthiest versions of ourselves, but more importantly, parents want their kids to be the healthiest versions of themselves. The media plays a crucial role in… Read More

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Surgery to treat obesity — weighty step or the best approach?

By On October 9, 2017

No pun intended, but surgically removing two thirds of your stomach to lose weight is undoubtedly a weighty step. Yet with almost a third of Australians now obese, it’s clear the traditional… Read More