We developed a healthy lunchbox program. Here, we provide parents with ideas for swapping unhealthy foods kids might like to healthier ones comparable on cost, taste, texture and preparation time.
Pandemic border restrictions are keeping seasonal crop pickers from the Pacific out of New Zealand. Would adapting the quarantine system help?
Muscle mass is important for maintaining health and being active during older age.
The vitamin could also protect against sarcopenia, which affects more than 50 million people globally.
A gardening supply shortage during the pandemic showed our ill-preparedness to grow our own food. Permanent backyard veggie gardens can help us survive the next crisis, and provide everyday benefits.
Researchers May Nango, Djaykuk Djandjomerr and S. Anna Florin collecting plants in Kakadu National Park. Reproduced with permission of Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation.
Charred plant remains from one of the oldest archaeological sites reveal that the first Australians ate a varied - and sometimes labour-intensive - diet.
Bigger, bigger, biggest.
Have you recently harvested a big fruit from your garden? Here an expert’s tips on how to go from jumbo to gargantuan with your tomatoes.
A seasonal diet could reconnect people with nature’s rhythms.
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To understand how healthy a food is, we often look at fats and proteins, vitamins and minerals. But this approach overlooks one property that’s a key part of a food’s health potential – its structure.
Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks.
People often avoid fruit juice due to its sugar content and low fibre, but it still contains lots of good chemicals our bodies need.
Supermarkets and farms have acted to ensure they discard fewer “ugly” and “wonky” fruit and vegetables. However, the bulk of the problem lies with households.
Could we eat our way to better mental health?
Women selling farm produce in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
Obesity and malnutrition now coexist across sub-Saharan Africa thanks to a transition to Western diets. “Gamifying” nutrition programs can help nudge youth towards healthier eating patterns.
Despite the marketing hype, antioxidants can be harmful when consumed in excess.
Antioxidants are meant to be good for us, but not all antioxidants are equal.
Bustling scene at a market in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Global food system issues can be traced to colonial history. It’s time food production became more sustainable so that it meets the needs of people - equally.
It can be tempting to look for shortcuts when it comes to eating your five serves of vegies a day.
Is it best to chop your salad vegies? What’s good in theory doesn’t always make much difference in practice, as the science tells us.
Shifting your diet away from processed foods and towards fruits and vegetables can reduce symptoms of asthma.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
While good things can come in small packages, are you prepared to pay the price?
Tiny versions of leafy green vegetables and herbs have made it from restaurant tables to the home kitchen. But are these microgreens healthier for you than regular greens?
A new study links 10-a-day with living longer but that’s not the full picture.
Would you eat more of this if you were subsidised to?
By tweaking the prices of foods and drinks, to make healthy options more affordable relative to the less healthy products, we can influence what people will buy.
Vegetarians might live longer, but only because they’re more likely to be healthy in other ways, too.
When we compared the risk of early death between vegetarians and non-vegetarians while controlling for a range of other factors, we did not find any statistical difference.