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.
Children are still being sent to school with a lunch box full of junk food.
When botany and linguistics collide: pumpkins are fruits and there's technically no such thing as a vegetable. But try telling that to a five-year-old and see how far you get.
Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition.
No carb-loading necessary ...
To combat childhood obesity, we need to start from day one.
A look at the diet of an Olympian – from ancient Greece to Rio 2016.
If the government wants people to be healthy, they're going to need to make varied diets more affordable.
Teenagers are heavily influenced by what their friends eat, to the extent that they forget about their parents' cooking.
The FDA recently advised people not to eat raw cookie dough because raw flour with E. coli in it had sickened 38 people. Do we really have to forgo our favorites?
To try and make eating fruit easier, get the most nutritionally from what we eat and avoid wastage, it is important to consider the best stage to eat fruits from harvesting to over-ripening.
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.
Is there such a thing as brain food?
Growing enough food to feed 9 billion people by 2050 will require huge amounts of energy and water. Using nanoparticles to boost plant growth and yield could save resources and reduce water pollution.
Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. But our new research shows this isn't the case.
In many rural areas, poor people are suffering from malnutrition, which takes the form of stunting and obesity. To change this, their food environments must change.
Try starting with 12,000 kcals a day.
That salt on your table can do amazing things chemically, and to the flavour of your favourite food. But don't eat too much!
You can't change your genes but there are some food and lifestyle factors you can target to lower your risk.
There is a curious paradox at the heart of the food group's new nutrition scheme: the less consumers trust Big Food, the less attention they will pay to the labels.