• The best place to launch a healthy lifestyle? Your kitchen

    Derek Lotts     |      August 29, 2019

    Cooking nutritious meals at home is a great way to embark on a healthier lifestyle.

  • Rethinking Australia’s food security

    Paul Barnes     |      August 28, 2019

    Australia needs to adopt a more coherent approach to the critically important convergence of food security, climate change and national security.

  • Food will decide the human future

    Julian Cribb     |      August 27, 2019

    Our future supply of food is filled with risk, and history tells us that lack of food leads to conflict. In his new book “Food or War” Australian author Julian Cribb calls for a new food system capable of meeting global needs on our increasingly hot and overcrowded planet.

  • How do we get kids to snack less?

    Open Forum     |      July 22, 2019

    A new study has found that offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more – and this practice may be contributing to Australia’s weight problem.

  • Understanding our cravings for alcohol and fast food

    Isabelle Dubach     |      July 5, 2019

    A UNSW psychology experiment has shown why it can be so hard to direct our attention away from cues that might lead to behaviour we’d like to avoid, like drinking alcohol and eating unhealthy food.

  • Ultra-processed foods linked with heart disease and early death

    Open Forum     |      June 3, 2019

    Two new studies have underlined the links between heart disease and processed food such as packaged baked goods and snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals and ready meals.

  • The growing spectre of domestic food insecurity

    Sue Kleve     |      May 9, 2019

    A million Australians worry about where their next meal is coming from and additional help is required to prevent more people falling off the “food security tightrope”.

  • The science behind your break-up binge

    Lori Youmshajekian     |      April 29, 2019

    Bad news, emotional eaters: food doesn’t deal with the underlying problem you are reacting to, but there are biological reasons for your eating choices.

  • Reconciling urbanisation and global food security

    Nerissa Hannink     |      March 14, 2019

    Changing our diets and food choices can have a knock-on effect on global supply and demand – even balancing the impact of our rapid urbanisation on food security.

  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Wrong

    Open Forum     |      February 15, 2019

    It’s no yolk, there’s nothing special about breakfast. Indeed, a new study shows that, contrary to popular belief, eating or skipping breakfast has little influence on people’s weight.

  • Eating more fruit and vegetables is good for mental health

    Neel Ocean     |      February 11, 2019

    Many studies show that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but the latest research suggests that it might be good for your mental wellbeing too.

  • What price food security?

    Open Forum     |      February 5, 2019

    Events such as extreme weather, over-fishing, and geopolitical crises are already causing sudden losses in global food production, and these ‘shocks’ are likely to become more common, posing significant threats to global food security.