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To breakfast, or not to breakfast?

By On April 16, 2018

Historically, breakfast has not always been a part of our daily routine; however, dietary recommendations nowadays emphasise waking up to what is often described as “the most important meal of the day”. Despite this, there is… Read More

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Are the food industry responsible for the obesity epidemic?

By On April 13, 2018

Obesity is a big problem for Australia. These days’ two out of three adults and one quarter of kids are overweight or obese, and these numbers just continue to rise. So who… Read More

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Do teenagers have the health literacy skills to navigate nutrition information online?

By On April 9, 2018

Social media and the internet are now among the most popular sources for young Australians to seek nutritional guidance. Are adolescents equipped with the skills to decide what is and what is… Read More

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Is zinc the answer to male infertility?

By On March 26, 2018

Men are often seen as high consumers of meat, one of the richest sources of zinc, perhaps leading to assumptions that they’re getting enough of this important nutrient. Data shows, however, that… Read More

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Why does nutrition advice constantly change?

By On March 22, 2018

You go out for breakfast with friends and order the poached eggs and a skinny latte, thinking you are starting your day off with a balanced meal. But then, as you’re reading… Read More

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Diet & skin – how strong is the link?

By On March 15, 2018

With the average US consumer spending almost $3,000 on skincare annually,[1]How much is your face worth? Sissi Johnson. Huffpost. 2017. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-much-is-your-face-worth-american-women-average_us_58befa65e4b06660f479e594 it is safe to say that many of us are pretty much convinced… Read More

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Essential fatty acids and inflammation: friend or foe?

By On February 12, 2018

It is generally known that in order to maintain good health we have two essential fatty acids that we must consume. Commonly, these are known as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Research… Read More

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Could low nutrition literacy be to blame for unhealthy choices?

By On February 5, 2018

It’s easy to assume that someone not complying with dietary recommendations is doing so by choice. The underlying reason, however, may not be quite so simple: low nutrition literacy may be to… Read More

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Tips on infant weaning – what’s after breastfeeding?

By On January 29, 2018

Weaning an infant from exclusively breast milk or infant formula to solid foods can be equally difficult for parents as for baby. While it’s easy to imagine the mix of sensations and emotions a… Read More

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Battle of the bottle in developing countries

By On January 15, 2018

There has long been concern that the unethical marketing and promotion activities (using images like the one above) of some infant formula companies has led to a notable decrease in breastfeeding rates… Read More