Advertisements for high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) foods aimed at children now only make up a very small portion of all food and beverage advertisements on children’s television in Australia, according...

A study in the Medical Journal of Australia shows that blood folate levels have significantly improved since the introduction of mandatory fortification of bread flour with folic acid in 2009. The news...

Childhood obesity appears to have plateaued in NSW, but 23 per cent of school children are still above the healthy weight range, according to a University of Sydney survey released this week.The results...

If you want to lose the kilos you’ve put on over Christmas, you may be interested in knowing that the hormones related to appetite play an important role in your likelihood of regaining weight after...

Australian consumers could soon be buying food and drink based on whether it suits their genetic make up as interest in new technology soars, according to consumer research agency Datamonitor. Research...

The New Year often brings with it a rush of resolve to shape up for summer, but consumers are being urged not to fall for imported slimming coffee, tea and chocolate from China that could do them more...

It’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions! According to a recent national survey by the MorningStar Farms brand, among people who have made resolutions in the past, nine in 10...

Researchers at King’s College London and the University of East Anglia have discovered that women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have lower levels...

Nestle has announced it will soon complete the takeover of weight-loss organisation Jenny Craig. The chocolatier and multinational food company said today it would acquire, at an undisclosed price, all...

Research by Datamonitor, the independent market analyst firm, has revealed that Australian consumers prefer to control their portion sizes rather than adopt specific diet plans. In fact, the proportion...