WE know drinking soft drink can be bad for the waistline, now a study by Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute researchers provides evidence of the damaging metabolic effects on overweight and obese people...

A centre dedicated to researching and fighting childhood obesity in children aged 0-5 years has opened at the University of Sydney. The ‘Centre for Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity...

Deakin University researchers in Melbourne have found that children who eat more than the recommended amount of salt have an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese.   Published in Volume 115,...

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report is predicting that the global number of obese children could rise from 41 million to 70 million over the next decade unless governments intervene.   The...

Obesity Policy Coalition which is partly funded by Victorian State government, has released a new report that claims advertisers “exploit loopholes in self-regulatory codes” for food marketing.   In...

Management Digest   Australia and New Zealand have introduced an easy to understand front-of-pack Health Star Rating system. A key question is whether children understand the system and whether it...

Coca-Cola’s Fanta has removed a television commercial and app after it was found to be in breach of advertising standard guidelines aimed at fighting childhood obesity. The ‘Fanta Tastes Like’ campaign...

Children eating Mediterranean Diet high in fruit, nuts, vegetables and fish are 15 per cent less likely to be overweight, study Children eating more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean diet are...

An Australian school-based obesity prevention program for adolescent girls has failed to reduce body mass index (BMI) in the participants, according to a report published by Archives of Pediatrics &...

The US National Restaurant Association (NRA) research has published a list of trends it predicts will emerge in the US quick service restaraunt industry during 2012. As diners become more sophisticated...