Experts at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) are today presenting research that shows higher levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), found in abundance in junk food, are associated with food allergy in children. Researchers from the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ observed three groups of … Continue reading Junk food could be responsible for the food allergy epidemic
Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks, according to a report by Cancer Research UK. Being bombarded by TV ads for unhealthy, high calorie food could lead teens to eat more than 500 extra snacks like crisps, biscuits and … Continue reading Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads
Consumer NZ wants nominations for its Bad Taste Food Awards which highlight New Zealand food companies marketing their products as better choices than they really are. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue ChetwinChetwin says Consumer NZ’s research regularly uncovers foods masquerading as nutritionally superior options, from gourmet salt to sugar-laden breakfast cereals. “We’re inviting consumers to join … Continue reading NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards open for nominations
Australians are eating ever bigger portions of foods laden in fat, sugar, and salt, according to research by The George Institute for Global Health.
More than half of supermarket products marketed at kids are unhealthy, according to research from the Obesity Policy Coalition.
Australian households spend 58 per cent of their food budget on discretionary or ‘junk’ foods and drinks, according to new research.
Discretionary food contributes 33-39 per cent of diet-related water use, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and land use.
From time to time, maybe there are some simple things that many of us can do – and react to – that can make health a little more likely.
There is no better arena than TV for corporations to promote a message that “bad” food is “good” when it is a treat, or part of a balanced diet, a deserved indulgence, fun.
Researchers in the UK say they have developed a food supplement that, when consumed, can reduce cravings for unhealthy foods like pizza but not affect the desire for healthy foods.
Most food products promoted by music celebrities like Beyonce, Katy Perry or Snoop Dogg are unhealthy, according to a new study.
Food can be an extremely effective tool for calming young children. But what are the effects of using food as a tool to deal with emotions like boredom or sadness?
When we eat a meal, we take for granted that we should feel full afterwards. But eating a diet high in sugar and fat makes it harder for our body to tell if we are full or not. The typical diet in Western societies consists of highly processed, highly palatable foods, with lots of saturated … Continue reading High fat and sugar diets stop us from feeling full
Australian sugary drinks tax could prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes and save 1,600 lives
Last month the United Kingdom announced a sugar tax on soft drinks. The tax will come into effect in 2018, with the funds to be used to address childhood obesity. The move has been applauded by public health groups internationally. Unsurprisingly, the tax is strongly opposed by powerful groups in the food industry, and the announcement resulted in shares in Coca-Cola temporarily … Continue reading Australian sugary drinks tax could prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes and save 1,600 lives
Chronic diseases are responsible for nine out of ten deaths in Australia, and for much of the health expenditure about which governments are so concerned.
With the implementation of high profile sugar and soft drinks taxation in France in 2012, in Mexico in 2014 and Berkley, California in January of this year, the global debate concerning the purpose and efficacy of excise tax proposals on sugary beverages is inevitably moving in to other high per capita markets for carbonates.
Red Rock Deli, has released a new range of Sweet Potato Crisps. The new product joins Red Rock Deli’s existing range of Potato Crisps and Red Rock Deli Style Dips.
Fast food giant McDonald’s has been under a cloud in recent years as its US customers turn to alternatives. In this “Fast food reinvented” series we explore what the sector is doing to keep customers hooked and sales rising.
Krispy Kreme is joining forces with doughnut-loving fans and Make-A-Wish supporters, to raise as much money as possible for the children’s charity.
It’s a couple of months out from the start of summer in Australia which means three things are a given: the onset of daylight savings, the sound of cicadas outside your window and a new Coke marketing push.