nutrition

The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation
The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation February 9, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Small steps can beat childhood obesity
Small steps can beat childhood obesity November 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s rates of childhood overweight and obesity could be turned around with changes equivalent to cutting one small chocolate bar and getting in 15 minutes of exercise according to research from the University of Canberra’s Health Research Institute (UC-HRI) published ... Read More »

No need for ‘eating for two’ in pregnancy
No need for ‘eating for two’ in pregnancy October 16, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A UNSW study has found expectant mothers conserve additional energy and extract more calories from food, without needing to consume significantly more, challenging the adage of needing to ‘eat for two’ during pregnancy. The study, led by UNSW Professor Tony O’Sullivan, tracked ... Read More »

Young people better educated, fewer using substances, but weight and diet remain a concern
Young people better educated, fewer using substances, but weight and diet remain a concern September 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show that overall, young Australians are doing well. Rates for smoking, single-occasion risky drinking and illicit drug use are decreasing; however, overweight and obesity rates remain high, and fruit ... Read More »

Pregnant women not following nutrition guidelines
Pregnant women not following nutrition guidelines September 1, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have made a remarkable discovery: no pregnant women were found to be correctly following the Australian Dietary Guidelines on consumption of the “five food groups”, despite almost two-thirds of pregnant women believing they were ... Read More »







 
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