junk food

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 »

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 »

Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children
Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children eat more food after watching unhealthy food advertising and don’t compensate by eating less at later meals, a world-first study by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers has found. On average, the daily food intake of children in the study ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

How to avoid bringing up fussy eaters
How to avoid bringing up fussy eaters (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Babies and toddlers who try a wide range of fruit and vegetables around 12 to 14 months of age will be less fussy eaters by the age of 3.7 years and like and eat a greater variety of fruit and ... Read More »

Critical windows to turn away junk food craving
Critical windows to turn away junk food craving (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for baby girls. This work leads on from earlier findings which showed that mothers ... Read More »

 
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