Just one in 17 Australian children eats the recommended daily serves of vegetables. But it's tough getting kids to eat healthy foods. These tips might help.
Considered one of the healthiest ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet has evolved over hundreds of years, but ignoring other diets is a form of cultural superiority.
Olive oil, grapes and fish. There's a lot to love about the Mediterranean diet but focusing on it might be a way to exclude other healthy and global diets.
Learning health habits in your teens can help protect you from developing heart disease in adulthood.
We found that 13- and 14-year-old teens from deprived areas already showed signs of developing heart disease – but also made some surprising discoveries about what factors can lead to a healthy heart.
There’s currently no peer-reviewed research published in any major scientific journals backing up the hormone diet’s claims.
Expert looks at latest diet trend which claims 'resetting' your hormones is the key to losing stubborn weight.
Science can help you decide which diet works best for you.
'Why is nutrition so confusing?' is a common lament, but the truth is out there. Forget fad diets and media hype. It's time to harness the power of science to create a healthy and sustainable diet.
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The effectiveness of healthy-eating nudges increases as their focus shifts from thinking, to feeling, to doing.
Most consumers are unaware that the Health Star Rating system is compensatory, and that one negative nutritional attribute, such as high sugar, can be cancelled out by a positive attribute like fibre.
A food heath labelling system Australia and New Zealand introduced five years ago is under review and needs a significant overhaul to make it useful for consumers looking for healthy options.
Kids are exposed to junk foods often, but encouraging healthy foods at home can make a difference.
Although it's not possible for parents to completely shield their kids from screens and junk food, in the home they have a unique opportunity to establish healthy behaviours.
Modifying the types of food available to young adults can impact on their dietary behaviour.
Students gain up to 4kg in their first year at university and all the junk food on campus doesn't help. Universities have a responsibility to make healthier foods available to students.
Research with Canadian families found that modelling of healthy food intake by fathers, but not by mothers, was associated with a healthier diet among their children.
Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don't eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
Why getting up and doing housework can pile on the pounds.
Green vegetables, nuts and berries are among the foods that could improve our brain function.
We pick healthy foods to look after our bodies, but research shows certain healthy choices can also benefit our brains.
We’ve been told there are many benefits of eating our veggies. Could they improve our immune system too?
There are many things we can do to support our immune systems. It turns out going vegetarian might be one of them.
Various vegetables are on display at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal as the new Canada Food Guide was unveiled.
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Canada's Food Guide makes nutrition recommendations. But the revamped guide does much more. It directs us to consider the broader set of circumstances —the social determinants —of how we eat.
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, right, and nutritionist Jessica Cole look over samples of some of the food groups at the unveiling of Canada’s new Food Guide, January 22, 2019 in Montréal.
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Canada's Food Guide is a political document. It does not represent those who are poor, culturally marginalized and most at risk for food insecurity.
Reading recipes enhances vocabulary. Baking involves measurement, addition and subtraction. Slicing your personal pizza is a great way to explain fractions to your child.
Research shows that cooking with your kids helps them try more foods, eat more healthily and waste less food. It also offers opportunities to practise math and bond as a family.
The practise of ‘mindful eating’ can help you maximize the pleasure from rich holiday foods, without eating too much.
From going out dancing to choosing smaller plates, two nutrition researchers offer some tips for reaping the fun of the holidays without destroying your health.
Smiles all round.
If you're a parent, there's one less thing to worry about – your child is probably healthy even if they're fussy about what they eat.
An unhealthy diet is now the leading preventable risk factor for disease globally.
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New technologies do not discriminate between the promotion of a healthy or unhealthy diet. It’s how we apply them that matters.
Children dislike bitter foods because our ancestors had to avoid potential toxins.
Food refusal is a normal developmental stage, but there are a few problem traits to look out for.