nutrition

Sugary drinks and fatty foods impact on childhood obesity
Sugary drinks and fatty foods impact on childhood obesity July 29, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Deakin University study provides the strongest evidence yet that sugary drinks and fatty foods are linked to the growing rate of obesity in Australian children. Deakin health researchers examined the data from a study of more than 4000 children ... Read More »

Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels July 27, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life. Researchers with Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) studied the diets of ... Read More »

World-first diet recommendations for young athletes
World-first diet recommendations for young athletes July 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s leading body of sports dietians has developed a world-first set of dietary recommendations to help active adolescent athletes, who compete and train on a regular basis, achieve optimal health and sporting success. The new position statement, released by Sports Dietitians ... Read More »

GP Q/A – Getting your old body back after childbirth
GP Q/A – Getting your old body back after childbirth June 27, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question: Dear Dr. Joe, My baby is 2 months old now and I want to get my old body back. I’ve always been a healthy weight, but healthy food, light exercise and breastfeeding alone aren’t working. I don’t want to ... Read More »

‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables
‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables June 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new research from the University of Leeds suggests. The researchers, led by Professor Marion Hetherington in ... Read More »

An SMS a day keeps the doctor away
An SMS a day keeps the doctor away June 19, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Habit-based messages by text message or email have proven to increase the fruit consumption of young adults according to Australian research. The study by researchers from The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychology and School of Sport Science, Exercise, and Health compared the ... Read More »

Exploring pregnant women’s perceptions of healthy eating
Exploring pregnant women’s perceptions of healthy eating June 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Medical researchers at the University of Wollongong are undertaking a study to explore women’s perceptions of healthy eating during pregnancy. They are keen to learn what advice and information the women have received about nutrition in pregnancy. PhD researcher and ... Read More »

Snacking quality may decline as kids age
Snacking quality may decline as kids age May 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Snacks are a significant positive contributor to dietary quality among school-age children. Not so among teenagers — possibly because younger children are more dependent on parents and caregivers and have better snacks while adolescents make their own choices. A new ... Read More »

Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut
Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut May 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child’s gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to a new study by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and the University of ... Read More »

High-Calorie and Low-Nutrient Foods in Kids’ TV
High-Calorie and Low-Nutrient Foods in Kids’ TV May 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fruits and vegetables are often displayed in the popular Swedish children’s TV show Bolibompa, but there are also plenty of high-sugar foods. A new study from the University of Gothenburg explores how food is portrayed in children’s TV programmes as ... Read More »







 
 
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