diet

Eat up! Do dads push food on toddlers?
Eat up! Do dads push food on toddlers? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Well-meaning dads may be over-feeding their toddlers and increasing the risk of childhood obesity, according to a QUT and Flinders University study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna. The researchers compared mothers’ and fathers’ feeding practices and ... Read More »

TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity
TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Banning TV networks from advertising junk food to kids would cut Australia’s health care costs and reduce childhood obesity, according to a new economic analysis from researchers at Deakin University. Researchers from Deakin Health Economics and Deakin’s Global Obesity Centre ... Read More »

Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis
Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Water should be the default drink for kids’ fast food meals, while kilojoules in meal deals should be cut, according to Deakin researchers who have undertaken a first-of-its-kind evaluation of nutrition policies at Australia’s biggest takeaway outlets. The research from ... Read More »

Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies’ brain development?
Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies’ brain development? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants’ developing brains, ... Read More »

Children eating less salt, but still a long way to go
Children eating less salt, but still a long way to go (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has found promising signs that Australian children are eating less salt, but researchers say much more needs to be done if Australia is to meet the Federal Government’s commitment to reach the World Health Organization’s target of ... Read More »

Kids’ eating impacted by mums’ diet and socio economic factors
Kids’ eating impacted by mums’ diet and socio economic factors (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research shows toddler diets mirror their mums, and children of low income, younger and migrant mothers are developing poor dietary habits. The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, examined the dietary behaviour of 243 mothers and their ... Read More »

Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis
Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to identify infants who will go on to develop type 1 diabetes. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said the discovery would lead to the development of better screening tests to ... Read More »

Feeding fussy eaters needn’t be a battleground
Feeding fussy eaters needn’t be a battleground (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An analysis of the worries of parents driven to desperation over their child’s ‘fussy’ eating who called the Child Health Line has revealed many parents view child feeding time as a battleground. Holly Harris conducted one of the first studies ... Read More »

Children’s self-regulation of eating overpowered by junk food marketing
Children’s self-regulation of eating overpowered by junk food marketing (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

All children are susceptible to junk food advertising, regardless of how parents try to influence their eating habits. This key finding is from a study led by researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) published in the journal Appetite. The ... Read More »

Urgent Need To Tackle Poor Diets Of Australian Children
Urgent Need To Tackle Poor Diets Of Australian Children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the first to assess intakes of Australian children from nine months to five years of age in comparison to Australian Dietary Guidelines. The Victorian study found ... Read More »

 
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