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Perspectives

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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Perspectives

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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Perspectives

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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Nutrition News

Trendy turmeric in the age of functional foods

By On March 12, 2018

Turmeric is a spice commonly found in Southeast Asian cuisine that bestows a gorgeous yellow colour to its dishes. In addition to lending this saffron-like colouring to food, turmeric has also long… Read More

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Perspectives

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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Perspectives

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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Perspectives

Vitamin D and cancer – it’s not all bad

By On November 23, 2017

While your first thoughts when you hear the words “vitamin D and cancer” might be sun overexposure and skin cancer, there’s increasing evidence that vitamin D may actually be more important than… Read More

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Perspectives

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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Interviews

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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Perspectives

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