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,...

The Cancer Council and the National Heart Foundation have released a report claiming Victorian fast food chains do not provide sufficient nutritional information.   In the “Investigation into kilojoule...

Australians are their own worst enemy when it comes to sticking to their diets according to a new CSIRO study.   Examining the weight management habits of more than 2, 300 Australians the CSIRO found...

Smaller is in fact better when it comes to plate sizes and controlling how much we eat, according to new Deakin University research.   Professor Chris Dubelaar, a professor in the Department of Marketing...

In the first academic study into the effects of plain packaging unhealthy has found that removing labelling and advertising could in fact increase consumption of these types of foods.   Conducted...

After 26 years of appearing on many of Australia’s food labels, the Heart Foundation’s ‘Healthy Heart Tick’ logo is heading towards oblivion.   Introduced to Australians as an easy way of...

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...

Scientists have confirmed that those following a low-fat diet will not experience greater long-term weight-loss than those following a higher-fat diet.   With the findings coming from the analysis...

With the implementation of high profile sugar and soft drinks taxation in France in 2012, in Mexico in 2014 and Berkeley, California in January of this year, the global debate concerning the purpose and...

This article  is written by Cathy Pryor and is published with permission of ABC Radio National where the article first appeared. The original article  can be accessed here.   The World Health Organisation...