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.
We only have enough food stocks to last 3-5 days, and Brexit has suddenly made things seem worryingly fragile.
To tackle obesity, the NHS is experimenting with financial incentives, dieting clubs and free exercise classes. But what about prescribing digital fitness trackers?
Behavioral research shows why a heavy-handed approach like the UK's soda tax works better than the mere warning that San Francisco wants to put in advertisements.
Educating people about the dangers of sugary drinks has little impact on their consumption and taxing them is unpopular. Luckily, there is a third way.
Saturated fats are linked to metabolic disorders and heart disease. That may be because thes fats make some cells lose track of time, causing inflammation.
Arguing about the pros and cons of fat in our diet takes the focus away from the real nutritional demon: processed foods.
Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. But our new research shows this isn't the case.
Weight lost is often weight re-gained. Learning how to manage stress and find comfort are overlooked tools.
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.
Celebrity chef needs to persuade those in power to change our obesity-causing environment.
If you're an average-sized adult eating and drinking enough to maintain a healthy body weight, you should consume no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.
Hypertension is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attacks, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease. And in the developing world, it is on the rise.
Junk food adverts need to be banned near schools and nurseries – our children's lives depend upon it.
It's not easy to make good food choices when there's a takeaway on every corner.
We should consider the effects of not just what we feed children ... but how.
Canada is the latest country to see a decline in rates of overweight and obesity. Does that mean anti-obesity strategies are starting to work?
Early residents in new communities are known as 'pioneers' – they arrive before many services are in place. A five-year study points to the many benefits of putting in good services early on.
You can't change your genes but there are some food and lifestyle factors you can target to lower your risk.
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.