Heat can release bound up nutrients from vegetables.
In the last three decades, the world has made considerable progress in reducing child malnutrition, but there is still work to do.
Child malnutrition is no stranger to high-income countries. In Canada and the U.S., food insecurity affects one in six children under 18, but policies to address the issue are still lacking.
Eating well makes it easier to concentrate on learning.
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An expert on food policy explains how the end of COVID-19 waivers will impact children’s access to food, as well as the importance of food banks and pantries.
A compound in sea squirts seemed to reverse some of the signs of ageing in middle-aged mice, but will it work in humans?
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Research into bioactives often results in headlines about amazing foods. Really, it is just a tiny part of the food, often found elsewhere as well.
Intermittent fasting could have an array of health benefits, but as of yet there are no long-term studies into its effects.
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Proponents of intermittent fasting say the clock can help you win the battle of the bulge. But the science behind it is a little more complicated.
A woman cuts “bodwe”, an edible weed that is often sold at markets in Lusaka, Zambia.
The herbicide revolution reduces the availability of edible weeds, which may undermine food and nutrition security.
Food prescriptions provide patients with vouchers that can be spent on fruits and vegetables.
Food security is crucial to disease prevention and management, so prescribing healthy foods and reducing barriers to better diets makes sense. But food prescriptions should not be immune to scrutiny.
Water and lemon juice on their own are healthy. But what if you combine them?
When schools make free meals more accessible, families can save money on groceries.
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Experts say making meals available to all students reduces the stigma associated with a free lunch.
Too sleepy? In a rush? Or something more concerning? Teenagers often get turned off breakfast. Chat to them to find out why and offer some easy options.
The king of spices has many health benefits – in rats, at least.
Eating half an avocado twice a week could slash your risk of getting heart disease.
Following school lunchbox guidelines can be a challenge for parents. Here are our top tips for reducing parents’ lunchbox anxiety and increasing the healthiness of kids’ lunches.
Aged care reform remains unfinished business for Labor. It made a start this week but more needs to come.
When the main circadian clock in the brain is out of sync with eating rhythms, it impacts the brain’s ability to function fully.
Healthy eating is not just what you eat, but when you eat. Eating rhythms that are in sync with the circadian clock can benefit general well-being and may have a protective effect against mental illness.
Vitamin D3 is found in fish, cheese, and eggs.
Very few studies support vitamin D2 supplementation being superior to vitamin D3.
Meatless Monday inspiration: Lentil bolognese, from the Guelph Family Health Study’s plant-based proteins cookbook.
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Why is plant-based eating important? There are health, environmental and financial benefits of plant-based diets. Here are some great ways to start eating more plant-based foods.
Our new technology to recycle food waste into prebiotics uses no toxic chemicals and no fossil fuels.
Where’s the beef?
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Plentiful meat substitutes might be making plant-based diets more popular.