A New York judge has blocked the City Council’s ban on large servings of sweet soft drinks, mere hours before the restrictions were due to come into effect. Australian Food News reported in September...

Nestle Australia-owned Jenny Craig has assured its Australian consumers that there is no need to worry about horse meat in their ready-made weight loss meals. Jenny Craig Managing Director Amy Smith told...

Former Australian Olympic swimmer Susie O’Neill yesterday launched ‘Together Counts’ – a program aimed at improving the health of Australians by getting their energy balance right with the...

A recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity has concluded that timing of when meals are eaten plays a crucial role in the success of a weight loss program. The study led by Professor...

The Australian Beverages Council which represents the interests of soft drink marketers in Australia says the recent Rethink Sugary Drinks campaign is ‘misguided.’ The new campaign launched last week...

Hundreds of Australian dietitians have voted on the “three worst diets to avoid in 2013”, with The Lemon Detox Diet taking the number one spot for the second consecutive year. Closely followed by the...

Obesity Australia and Coles have joined forces to conduct consumer research on attitudes towards weight-loss, finding that many consumers believe the government needs to play an integral role in tackling...

American weight-loss company Sensa has been ordered to pay $905,000 for false advertising of its “Tastants” flavoured weight-loss crystals. The crystals were promoted as part of a “sprinkle diet”...

A comprehensive Australian report has reviewed the scientific literature on nuts and health and has countered the view that nuts are fattening. The report titled The 2012 Nut Report: Nuts and the Big Fat...

After a unanimous 14-0 Los Angeles city council vote last week, the LA city council has declared a war on trans-fats by implementing a “meatless Monday.” The initiative was described by the LA city...