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Want to be happier, healthier, save money? It’s time to get cooking
  • 1 Aug 2017
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ARTICLE TAKEN FROM THE CONVERSATION Research shows people who cook more have healthier eating patterns, spend less money on take away foods and have indicators of better health. Cooking makes you happy A study in 160 adults examined whether eating healthy foods prepared at home affects your emotions. Researchers found people who cooked more reported more intense positive feelings and worried less compared to those who had more meals away from home. They were also more likely to then choose...
Jamie Oliver’s message to the NZ government on sugar tax
  • 29 Jun 2017
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'A bloody disgrace': watch Jamie Oliver's video message to the NZ government on sugar tax Article taken from thespinoff.co.nz Incensed by the government's absence from a conference on a proposed sugar tax this week celebrity chef Jamie Oliver got stuck into the National Party. Watch the video below. The Essex TV chef campaigned for a sugar tax on soft drinks in the UK and the levy is set to be introduced in 2018. A group of New Zealand scientists and doctors wants our government to introduce a...
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When kids were taught how to cook, we all ate better food
  • 2 Jun 2017
The Good Foundation are asking Australian schools to register there interest in the Learn Your Fruit and Veg program by filling out our registration form below. The initial trial ran in 2015 with the extended program to role out late 2017 into 2018. Calling all primary schools Australia-wide. Register your interest now. Register your interest for Learn Your Fruit & Veg Article taken from NZ Herald Most of us over the age of 35 can remember learning to cook at school. Under the guidance of a...
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Our sunburnt country needs a dose of the sunshine vitamin
  • 2 Jun 2017
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New research shows vitamin D deficiency is rife in sunny Australia, prompting dietitians to encourage Aussies to couple safe sun exposure with a healthy 'dose' of nutrient-rich foods containing vitamin D. Media Release taken from daa.asn.au The research builds on findings from the Australian Health Survey that found around one in four Australian adults are vitamin D deficient, with the highest rates of deficiency in people living in southern states. The Curtin University research is being...
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A healthy diet is cheaper, but we're still spending big on junk foods
  • 2 Jun 2017
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Confusion over healthy food leads to a big spend-up on junk. Photo: Getty Australians are spending more than half of their food budget on junk foods, despite a healthier diet being more affordable. Article taken from The Age These are the findings of research being presented by public health expert and dietitian Professor Amanda Lee at the Dietitians Association of Australia's National Conference in Hobart this week. Lee and her team from the Queensland University of Technology found that...
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University students missing out on the health front
  • 23 May 2017
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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
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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
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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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