France recently adopted NutriScore, a series of simple colour codes that will allow consumers to easily identify the healthiest foods. But some of the biggest food conglomerates are fighting back.
New data on soaring child obesity should not come as a surprise. The food industry spends billions marketing unhealthy foods in a global society where over-eating is seen as a character flaw.
Here's what happened to a professor of genetic epidemiology's 'microbiome' when he lived with the Hadza.
There's an assumption that the poor eat more unhealthy fast food because it's relatively cheap, leading some governments to try limit their access. Two researchers tested that assumption.
Junk food brands are blurring the line between advertising, entertainment and socialising.
No wonder we're addicted to junk food. Neuroscience shows food packaging affects our enjoyment of these foods, and plays on the same brain processes as hard drug addiction.
Junk food versus healthy food – why are we always blaming consumers for 'bad' food choices?
Research shows poorer black South Africans are disproportionately exposed to food-related advertising that promotes the consumption of fatty, unhealthy foods.
It doesn't happen often that a multinational will blink when taken on by an individual. But a passionate campaigner's successful crusade has shown how it can be done.
Healthy eating can still be delicious! Limit dietary blowout by going into the Christmas and holiday period with a plan.
A collaboration of Australia's leading scientists, clinicians and health organisations announce ten priority policy actions needed for Australia to reach its health targets by the year 2025.
A prominent new paper reflects growing global sentiment amongst scientists and dieticians to review advice relating to the types of dietary fats we should consume for optimal health.
Three in five Australian adults get sucked in by promotions and specials on junk food and sugary drinks at the supermarket, research released today shows.
In a warming world with a growing population and dwindling resources, we can no longer afford to eat food that's bad for both our health and the environment.
It is easy to fall into the trap of giving people you love lots of ultra-processed, high kilojoule, nutrient-poor foods because they like them. But immediate pleasure comes at a cost.
Action on Sugar doesn't think much of David Cameron's childhood obesity strategy, but will May do any better?
Almost three in four Australian children consume too much sugar, 91.5% of young people don't get enough exercise, and we're among the most obese people in the world.
Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. But our new research shows this isn't the case.
Junk food adverts need to be banned near schools and nurseries – our children's lives depend upon it.
The government's focus on treating chronic disease neglects the importance of obesity and the benefits of preventive health measures tailored to gender and socioeconomic circumstances.