Food design & research > Nutrition

What nutrients are in your food?

29 January, 2019

Consumers can now make healthier food choices using FSANZ's refreshed nutrient database, where they can look up how much fibre is in dates or the amount of caffeine in chocolate.


Toxins, carcinogens and opportunistic pathogens

05 December, 2018

There is risk in nearly everything we eat.


Feeding the future population

13 November, 2018

Researchers found that compared to 1975, an average adult in 2014 was about 14% heavier, 1.3% taller and 6.2% older, and needed 6.1% more energy.


US$75,000 grant for food security research

25 October, 2018

Applications are open for the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security which would provide a US$75,000 grant to the winner.


Gut microbiota health and bacterial infections

17 October, 2018

Research has found healthy gut nutrition and the microbiota has an impact on the susceptibility to and the progression of bacterial infections such as E. coli.


No more sugary drinks at ACU campuses

11 September, 2018

Australian Catholic University is the first Australian university to remove drinks with added sugar from all vending machines at its eight campuses.


Live longer with the Mediterranean diet

31 August, 2018

Individuals over 65 years of age may want to adopt the Mediterranean diet, as Italian research has found it can reduce their mortality risk by 25%.


Nuts help fight fat: research

17 August, 2018

Nut consumption may help prevent metabolic syndrome (Mets) and overweight/obesity, according to researchers from China.


Eating crickets can improve gut health

07 August, 2018

Researchers found that consuming crickets is safe at high doses, can help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and may help reduce inflammation.


School food policies may improve long-term health

16 July, 2018

A study has found that providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting the availability of sugary drinks in schools could improve diet, BMI and long-term health.


Plant-based innovation flourishing

11 July, 2018

Between 2013 and 2017 there was a 62% increase in plant-based new product claims.


Diet success could be down to brain structure

12 June, 2018

A study has found that individuals with more grey matter in the prefrontal cortex showed greater self-control and made healthier food choices.


Diet study calls for urine donations

22 May, 2018

University of Queensland researchers are asking for urine donations to study the relationship between nitrate in the diet and disease.


Fast food impacts women's fertility

16 May, 2018

Women who frequently eat fruit fall pregnant faster than women who consume fast food regularly.


Industry welcomes WHO's plan to ban trans fats

15 May, 2018

The World Health Organization's call to ban trans fats from the global food supply by 2023 has received support from the International Food and Beverage Alliance.


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