Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks, according to a report by Cancer Research UK. Being bombarded by TV ads for unhealthy, high calorie food could lead teens to eat more than 500 extra snacks like crisps, biscuits and … Continue reading Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads
Consumer group Choice has called for improved labelling on alcoholic drinks to help people compare their kilojoule options on beverages.
Scientists have come up with an innovative approach to tackling Australia’s poor vegetable intake, with the launch of a new app that challenges people to eat more veggies.
Chr. Hansen has launched a culture solution for kids’ drinking yogurt with the probiotic strain L. rhamnosus, LGG.
Australian tech company, Oxil has officially launched the Challenger App and jumped into the deep end from the get-go by including over 1000 students in South West Victoria. The simple to use app was developed with the purpose of improving health and wellbeing of adolescent children by enabling them to track food intake, level of … Continue reading App addressing childhood obesity in regional Victoria
Getting more greens into your diet could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 40 per cent, according to new research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers from ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences studied the diets of more than 1000 Western Australian women, focusing on nitrate intake derived from … Continue reading Green vegetables linked with better heart health
Working the graveyard shift or even pulling an all-nighter is an everyday reality for many employees in industries like entertainment, healthcare, security or transportation. This can be challenging for anyone. It is also hard to feel revitalized or rested enough to head back to work the next day – not to mention doing it again … Continue reading Healthy eating for shift workers
Australian company Holista CollTech and US-based Holista Foods have developed a noodle formula with a low Glycemic Index, which may help fight obesity.
Today is World Obesity Day and the spotlight is shining on the staggering costs and continued impact of obesity.
Consumer NZ wants nominations for its Bad Taste Food Awards which highlight New Zealand food companies marketing their products as better choices than they really are. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue ChetwinChetwin says Consumer NZ’s research regularly uncovers foods masquerading as nutritionally superior options, from gourmet salt to sugar-laden breakfast cereals. “We’re inviting consumers to join … Continue reading NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards open for nominations
According to researchers, skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries due to a build-up of plaque.
New research has found that reducing alcohol consumption at the population level would lead to a reduction in cancer deaths in Australia.
Thirty-four leading community, public health, medical and academic groups have united to call for urgent Federal Government action to address Australia’s serious obesity problem.
A CSIRO report has analysed the five main diet related personality types to gain a comprehensive picture of why people find it hard to maintain a healthy diet.
One in five children in regional and remote WA worry about getting enough food to eat according to a new study from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed more than 200 children from around the State to measure their food insecurity, which is defined as reduced or restricted access to sufficient, safe nutritious and appropriate food. … Continue reading Country kids face food challenges
Researchers in the US have shown that a ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and protein but high in fats, improves healthspan and memory in mice.
The Asian diet is filled with fermented ingredients such as fermented cabbage (kimchi), fermented soy beans (miso), and salted duck eggs just to name a few. Not surprisingly, Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market for the global microbial food culture market between 2017-2022. Fermented foods are naturally rich in probiotics, which are good … Continue reading Healthy gut, healthy life
Regional and remote kids face unique challenges when it comes to eating the recommended amount of vegetables, new research has found.
Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute have found evidence that a cure may be possible for peanut allergy.
Omni Innovation has signed an agreement with Eagle Health Holdings to exclusively manufacture and distribute its pre‐meal shake product for Type 2 diabetes and Pre‐Type 2 diabetes throughout mainland China. “We are pleased that from a range of potential partners we were able to enter into this deal with Eagle Health,” said Ian Brown, Chairman … Continue reading Omni Innovation secures China medical food deal to help diabetics