nutrition

Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI
Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women are being encouraged to ensure their body mass index (BMI) is within a healthy range before pregnancy to ensure the best outcomes for their babies. A new study by University of Queensland researchers has shown that BMI prior to conception could ... Read More »

Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread
Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid (in Australia) and iodine (in Australia and New Zealand) was introduced in 2009 to address two important public health issues: to reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects (serious birth defects such as ... Read More »

Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar
Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenage boys consume a staggering 23 teaspoons of sugar daily – an average of 92 grams a day – according to a new series of alarming report cards on Australian health from the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University. ... Read More »

Reversing impact of malnourished dads’ health on kids
Reversing impact of malnourished dads’ health on kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Adelaide has shown it may be possible to prevent millions of the world’s malnourished fathers from passing on poor health to their children, if they’re given antioxidant and vitamin supplements before conceiving. The results of ... Read More »

Dietary intake differs in infants who follow baby-led weaning
Dietary intake differs in infants who follow baby-led weaning (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Otago researchers have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ones. Study co-author and co-Principal ... Read More »

Free health checks for children at QUT Caboolture
Free health checks for children at QUT Caboolture (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

QUT Health Clinics will conduct free health checks for children at QUT’s Caboolture campus on June 29 during the school holidays. The day will include foot checks, vision screening, dietary and lunchbox advice, education and development assessments, and fun hands-on ... Read More »

Latest data confirms western Sydney teens are hooked on sugary drinks
Latest data confirms western Sydney teens are hooked on sugary drinks (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s well known that sugar sweetened beverages are not part of a healthy diet yet high school students are drinking them regularly and often excessively.  Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, which include soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks and sports ... Read More »

Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes
Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of Adelaide shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from “discretionary” or junk foods. The study evaluated the core food intake of more than 430 South Australian ... Read More »

The high cost of eating gluten-free
The high cost of eating gluten-free (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the first research of its kind in Australia, a study shows families could be paying up to 17% more for a gluten–free diet and for some single gluten-free items as much as 500% more. The new study, published in ... Read More »

Healthy children’s foods hard to find
Healthy children’s foods hard to find (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 »







 
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