The Trump administration has loosened nutritional standards aimed at making US school lunches healthier that were championed by former first lady Michelle Obama. New Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue postponed reductions in sodium, relaxed requirements for whole grains and allowed sweetened flavoured milk back. Read more
Global social movement, NCDFREE, has kicked off their latest campaign #feastofideas and it’s one you don’t want to miss!
Have you ever sat down to dinner with friends, and hours later found yourselves sitting around solving all the world’s problems? Well, NCDFREE are channeling all that wisdom into one delicious campaign.
“Never doubt that a […]
Good diet and nutrition can put you on a path to health and wellness, but it’s unusual to find doctors who are trained well enough and can spend the time required to have this conversation with patients. Read more
The contrast between science and clinical practice can be so stark that it is shocking. I just returned from Washington, D.C. and the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Read more
Authored by Garry Egger AM MPH PhD, Shivaun Conn BSc PhD APD, Joanna McMillan BSc PhD APD, Sebely Pal BSc, MSc PhD RN, and Anja Sussmann BSc MSc APD, the ALMA Eating Plan for People and Planet provides a balanced approach to a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet.
Fad diets come and go these days, often proselytized by schools of thought insisting that […]
It seems that every week we are being presented with a new ‘solution’ to losing weight. Paleo, The New Atkins, Eat Right for Your (blood) Type, The HCG diet, The 5:2 diet, I Quit Sugar, The Cabbage Soup diet and the list goes on. Thousands of so-called ‘diet’ books hit the shelves each year so […]
When the new year arrives we feel excited about the chance for new beginnings and fresh starts. Which is great – as long as we can keep this momentum going and sustain our new healthy behaviours. So what it is that keeps some of us on track whilst others are already wishing for a new year […]
The complexity of lifestyle behaviour change and a possible solution
There are a number of lifestyle and environmental drivers of chronic disease (15 to be exact). However, as with germs that cause infections, there are some standouts: poor nutrition, inactivity and stress for example are the big three (with inadequate sleep rapidly rising as a fourth). […]