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School kitchen garden programs: harvesting a healthier generation

By On July 16, 2018

The statistics are alarming. Around one quarter of Australian children aged 5-14 years old were overweight/obese in 2014-15; a problem which remains an urgent concern for the population’s health. Along with a moderate-strong… Read More

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Kids’ sports sponsorship: promoting fitness, or an unhealthy diet?

By On June 25, 2018

Together with a nutritious diet, regular physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. With worryingly high childhood obesity rates worldwide, including here in Australia, encouraging children to regularly take… Read More

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Alcohol – how much really is too much?

By On May 28, 2018

Drinking is an intrinsic part of Australian culture. Introduced during colonisation, our tumultuous consumption patterns have gone from excess to restraint and back. Binge drinking has declined in recent times: however, moderate alcohol… Read More

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Weight bias and stigma: the unspoken healthcare epidemic

By On May 25, 2018

I recently stumbled across a blog called First, do no harm. It’s an unassuming website that you could easily dismiss. But scrolling through the pages, it describes the harrowing discrimination that overweight… Read More

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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