Australian infants eat “excessive levels” of salt in foods, Deakin Uni study More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and...

CHOICE says powdered milk marketing is “outlandish” Consumer group CHOICE has claimed that Aspen, Nestle and Nutricia are targeting unsuspecting parents with costly “junior milk” products, which...

Debate about infant formula marketing monitoring continues Paediatricians from Australasia’s largest specialist college, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) have urged the Federal Parliament...

A new petition calls for a ban on energy drinks being sold to children in Australia The Australian Parliament has received a petition calling for a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children under 18...

Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the body, helps control weight gain by stimulating the appearance of ‘beige fat’ that can burn calories instead of storing them, according to new research from Spanish...

Australian juice brand Nudie has launched a new product specifically designed for children and packaged in cartons designed by packaging manufacturer Tetra Pak. “At Nudie we are always striving to launch...

Eating a diet high in fat and sugar during pregnancy changes the development of the opioid signally pathway in the baby’s brain and permanently alters the way this system operates after birth, according...

Children who have higher levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical previously used in many products for children, such as baby bottles and plastic toys, had higher levels of obesity and adverse levels of...

Teaching children about nutrition drives them to voluntarily eat more vegetables, according to a study undertaken at Standford University in the US. The findings, published in the journal Psychological...

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched its “Smart Snacks in Schools” nutrition standards, which will affect the kind of foods allowed to be sold in vending machines or other a la carte...