A link has been found between a lack of sleep and poor diet by Dr Michelle Blumfield at Monash University. The study found that those of us who don’t get a good nights sleep (i.e less than six hours) are more likely to reach for fattier foods the next day. When our energy levels slump… Read More Is Lack Of Sleep Affecting The Way You Eat?
Watercress has recently been named the number one powerhouse vegetable. Here is a fact sheet that I have compiled. More info here.
The advertisement of “unhealthy food” is now recognized as one of the many determinants of obesity. The sponsorship of sport by fast food companies is a popular debate within public health professionals. The affirmative argument is that the promotion of energy dense and nutrient poor foods directly impacts on the eating choices of children and… Read More Fast Food Sponsorship in Kids Sport
The importance of dairy has gained little publicity which has led to many Australian’s not reaching their daily nutritional needs. Dairy is particularly important for children as it contains calcium and vitamin D which is essential for bone health, growth and development. Inadequate calcium intake in childhood has been related to low bone mineral density… Read More Negative Effects of Inadequate Dairy Consumption in Children
In one of my recent assignments I was given the task of arguing that a Soft Drink Tax in Australia is not necessary. At first I thought I had drawn the short straw until I started my research and realized how ridiculous this proposal is. It is obvious that Australia is getting fatter. Not only… Read More Australian Soft Drink Tax Debate