• Obesity needs smarter solutions than ‘sin taxes’

    Brendan Markey-Towler     |      August 14, 2018

    Obesity is a consequence of our actions, rather than a rational choice, but there is scope for governments to get involved and improve our options through a range of ‘smart’ solutions beyond higher taxes on junk food.

  • Order in or grow your own? Finding food beyond the supermarket

    Shayen de Silva     |      July 26, 2018

    Modern pressures and food trends have not only changed what we’re eating, but also how we’re choosing to get our food.

  • Five things parents can do to improve their children’s eating patterns

    Clare Collins     |      June 9, 2018

    Early eating patterns continue into adolescence and then through to adulthood. Setting a strong and positive parental example can help your children maintain a healthy diet throughout their life.

  • New vitamin supplement study finds they may do more harm than good

    Clare Collins     |      May 31, 2018

    Most people in Western countries don’t have an optimal diet however a new review suggests that taking supplements as an “insurance policy” against poor dietary habits is ineffective. Indeed, complications or health problems due to nutrient intakes are virtually always due to taking too many supplements, rather than not eating proper food.

  • Functional food

    Chris Blanchard     |      February 8, 2018

    The saying ‘You are what you eat’ is at the core of the research by the Director of the Functional Grains Centre and Charles Sturt University Professor of Food Science, Chris Blanchard. He writes about innovative research to improve the health properties of the grains we eat.