nutrition

Healthy children’s foods hard to find
Healthy children’s foods hard to find April 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

More than 60% of children’s food products marketed as “healthier” choices should fall into the same category as cakes, sweet biscuits and soft drinks, according to researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The research assessed more than 150 ... Read More »

How much sugar is in your child’s fruit drink?
How much sugar is in your child’s fruit drink? April 7, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and colleagues from Action on Sugar have assessed the sugar content of over 200 fruit drinks marketed at children and have found them to be “unacceptably high”. The research, conducted by Professor Simon Capewell ... Read More »

Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children
Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children March 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent Finnish study showed that individualised and family-based lifestyle counselling helps 6-8-year-old children increase their physical activity levels and improve their diet quality during a two-year follow-up. The results of the study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland ... Read More »

Too much salt leading to risk of overweight and obese children
Too much salt leading to risk of overweight and obese children March 10, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

An Australian first study of primary schoolchildren by Victorian researchers has found that children eating greater amounts of salt have a greater risk of being overweight or obese. Of grave concern, the study also found that in both 4-7 year ... Read More »

The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation
The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation February 9, 2016 (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Most Queensland children have started their 2016 school year so school lunches are back on the agenda and a QUT expert has some timely advice for parents on how to make them both healthy and appealing. Professor Lynne Daniels, head ... Read More »

Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth
Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth February 5, 2016 (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

A study of more than 1000 Victorian babies has shown those with hyperactive immune cells at birth, detected in their cord blood, were more likely to develop food allergies in their first year of life. The Australian research team discovered ... Read More »

Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched
Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched January 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The online version of the Queensland Government-funded PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) program will be offered as an alternative format to face-to-face sessions and will feature 10 interactive sessions, a parent forum and ‘live-chats’. Face-to-face sessions, meanwhile, ... Read More »

Breast milk may have a surprising influence on obesity
Breast milk may have a surprising influence on obesity December 23, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study suggests the road to obesity may be paved with non-nutritious carbohydrates in breast milk, shifting popular notions about how and why children grow to become overweight adults. Previous research has shown that maternal obesity strongly affects a ... Read More »

Enjoy Christmas delights without going overboard
Enjoy Christmas delights without going overboard December 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

School holidays have already begun for many Queensland kids and Christmas is just around the corner so festive season temptations present a challenge to maintaining a healthy balance. Professor Lynne Daniels, head of QUT’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences ... Read More »

Sports jerseys exposing children to junk food, alcohol and gambling
Sports jerseys exposing children to junk food, alcohol and gambling December 4, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

To adults they may seem fairly innocuous, however the sponsor logos that adorn the jerseys of professional sports people could be increasing children’s awareness of junk food, alcohol and gambling. Deakin University Associate Professor of public health Samantha Thomas, with ... Read More »







 
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