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University students missing out on the health front
  • 23 May 2017
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  • VIC
New research finds that a massive 93 per cent of university students do not eat the necessary serves of fruit and vegetable that will support them to study effectively. The University of Newcastle research, being presented today at the Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference in Hobart, targeted this group because young adults face a lot of challenges and young adulthood is a key time to cement healthy eating habits, which set them up for a healthy life. Read the full media...
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The Age: Jamie wants to 'edit out massive ignorance' in Australian schools
  • 15 May 2017
  • Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver wants to 'edit out massive ignorance' in Australian schools "... The Learn your Fruit and Veg program has been running in the UK since 2012, and was recently piloted at Solway Primary School in the Melbourne suburb of Ashburton. The not-for-profit Good Foundation, which delivers the program and Jamie's Ministry of Food , provided the school with training, recipes and lesson plans. Students learnt about where fruit and vegetables came from, and then cooked tomato bruschetta,...
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Millennials: Fancy some home cooking with your café culture?
  • 15 Feb 2017
Dietitians Association of Australia: MEDIA RELEASE Millennials were called out for their cafe-hopping habits in 2016 - and this year, on the back of new research, dietitians are urging young Aussies to translate their love of food into their own kitchen, striking a balance between the cafe culture and home cooking. A survey of 1,033 Australians, commissioned by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), found those aged 18-34 are 'out-eating' their older counterparts, with three-quarters...
One in five Australian children are overweight or obese by the time they start school.
Study shows the alarming cost of early childhood obesity
  • 1 Feb 2017
  • NSW
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  • VIC
  • SA
  • WA
One in five Australian children are overweight or obese by the time they start school. Australian parents have access to a "unique window of opportunity" to influence their children's behaviours that can not only bring short-term health benefits, but also affect health for the rest of their lives. The boosts aren't just to be had on a personal level either, with new research suggesting a change in approach could have a significant positive impact on the costs passed on to the taxpayer through...
Australia’s weight epidemic: 11.2m overweight or obese.
  • 8 Dec 2016
AUSTRALIA'S bulging waistline is continuing to expand, fueling a dangerous divide between obesity rates in the country and city. A whopping 11.2 million Australians -- 63.4 per cent of the adult population -- are now overweight or obese, according to the latest snapshot of the nation's health. aihw_hc_report_overweight_and_obesity_report_december_2016.pdf
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Rebooting the Food System
  • 26 Sep 2016
  • Jamie Oliver
An article on the future of food, co-written by Jamie Oliver on Huffington Post .
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This was our PM’s big moment and she failed our children
  • 22 Aug 2016
  • FRD
  • Jamie Oliver
  • UK
On Wednesday night my kids asked me why I was looking grumpy, so I had to explain to them that the prime minister had let British children down. I told them that to tackle the problem we have with obesity, we need someone to lead in a single-minded way, to have clear ideas and direction and to inspire. But also someone to control forces that can have a negative impact -- from big businesses advertising on TV, to cartoon characters promoting food, to the layout of a supermarket, with sweets...
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The Good Foundation welcomes move from UK Government to introduce sugar levy
  • 17 Mar 2016
Following the UK Government's announcement overnight on the introduction of a sugar levy on soft drinks by 2018 and Jamie Oliver's call to Australian governments to follow suit, The Good Foundation is calling on the Australian Federal Government to act now and do the same in Australia.
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The Good Foundation is calling on Malcolm Turnbull to recommit the Australian Government to invest in preventative health as he takes over the role of Prime Minister
  • 18 Sep 2015
Under the leadership of Tony Abbott, the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH) was terminated at June 2015, three years ahead of schedule, with $367.9 million in funding cut over four years. The NPAPH was established to provide funding to state and territory initiatives that support healthy behaviours and address the rising prevalence of lifestyle related chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. As a result of the cuts, programs and projects across the country have been...
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The Good Foundation state position on Sugar Sweetened Beverages
  • 3 Sep 2015
In view of the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, such as soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and cordials, as strong contributors to weight gain, obesity and chronic disease in Australia, The Good Foundation believes water is the best form of hydration and actively promotes the consumption of water in preference to sugar sweetened beverages in all Jamie's Ministry of Food Centres as part of our ongoing program delivery. The Good Foundation believes we should enjoy our calories as...

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