British Columbia introduced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in April.
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B.C. recently began taxing sugary drinks. Examples from Europe show the scientific basis for taxing unhealthy foods may have little impact on whether these taxes are adopted or remain in place.
A fish-based diet is good for the environment and people’s health.
Eating fish is good for the planet, say a set of new reports.
It might be messy but learning to cook when you’re little sets you up for life.
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During lockdown, cooking and baking were routinely suggested as a fun way to keep children busy. It got them learning too
Michelle Obama’s fun new show is great for teaching children where food comes from but misses an opportunity.
Children should never play with knives – but they can learn how to use them.
Home cooking, previously in decline, picked up during the pandemic.
Many people with diabetes did not follow a healthy diet.
To reduce the prevalence of diabetes in Malawi, efforts to promote healthy eating should target the entire population and not only people who have diabetes.
Winter is when porridge really comes into its own. From Paleolithic times to workhouse gruel to hipster health bowls, this simple dish is warming and nourishing.
A spike in flour sales and an increase in home cooked meals could signal the start of a new healthier relationship with food.
Childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, menopause, 75+: how your diet should change with each stage of life.
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Once you get older, the focus moves to trying not to lose your muscle tissue. So as you age, your protein requirements actually start to go up.
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.