Two of the leading health peak bodies, Diabetes Australia and The Cancer Council, in Victoria have called for the Victorian Government to strengthen its commitment to both regulation and community education to help fight the alarming childhood obesity trends.
The NSW Food Authority has been asked by the worldâ€™s leading health body to help devise communication solutions so other countries can show people how to safely eat fish while reducing the risk from mercury.
Nutritional information as provided on food labels tell us little about the effects various food components actually have on our body. But that could change, thanks to a novel concept described by New Zealand researcher Dr John Monro in 'Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture' - the use of virtual food components (VFCs) to evaluate the really physiological effects of what we eat.
The ageing population is on the increase across most of the world. This trend is most pronounced in developed nations where living standards and availability of medical care are high, with Japan showing the fastest ageing population