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33% of Australians are following a 'free-from' diet

20 June, 2017

One in three Australians are eliminating gluten, dairy or meat from their diets according to a diet survey conducted by the CSIRO in September last year.

Socioeconomics and good nutrition

14 June, 2017

About half the money spent on eating in the US goes on food cooked outside the home — indeed, the home-cooked calories consumed fell from 82% to 68% between the 1970s and the late 1990s. How is this affecting nutritional intake?

Time is out on recess and lunch

13 June, 2017

Researchers have discovered that although less food was wasted when recess was held before lunch, children consumed a greater amount of vegetables when recess was offered after lunch.

HelloFresh growing globally

13 June, 2017

Since the first quarter of 2017 more than one million customers globally have used and ordered HelloFresh, the ready-to-cook Meal Kit Boxes.

Making food allergies a thing of the past

07 June, 2017

A research team at the University of Queensland (UQ), funded by the Asthma Foundation of Queensland and the National Health and Medical Research Council, has been able to 'turn off' the immune response which causes allergic reaction in animals.

Printed food could be easy to swallow for dysphagia sufferers

07 June, 2017

CSIRO research on 3D printed food could one day help those that suffer with dysphagia.

Why you eat what you eat

07 June, 2017

Understanding the role genes play in eating habits and food choices could lead to personalised diets that are easier to follow.

Oceania's top 3 beer towns

31 May, 2017

Melbourne, Perth and Wellington were named as Oceania's top three beer towns in Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour.

Fast food for all

23 May, 2017

A new nationwide study of young baby boomers contradicts the popular belief that fast-food consumption is concentrated amongst the poor.

Study on free-range eggs

23 May, 2017

In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide and published in Anthrozoös, the journal of the International Society for Anthrozoology, consumers chose to buy free-range or cage-free eggs over eggs from caged hens because they believe they taste better and are better quality.

Food brand recognition and obesity risk

23 May, 2017

Young children who recognise food name brands, such as Lucky Charms, M&M's and Cheetos, often eat unhealthy items that lead to their high body mass index (BMI).

Foodservice trends in 2017

08 May, 2017

Here are some key findings from Euromonitor International's 2017 edition of Consumer Foodservice.

Dearer means gooder

02 May, 2017

Consumers are so convinced that healthy food is more expensive than cheap food that they simply do not believe that food is healthy unless it costs more.

$10,000 up for grabs for Chef of the Year

18 April, 2017

More than 200 professional chefs will compete in the Chef of the Year and the Bocuse d'Or Australian Selection at the Foodservice Australia event at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne from 28–30 May.

The rise and rise of meal kit popularity

18 April, 2017

Convenience, time savings and healthfulness are driving the uptake and acceptance of meal kits in the US, with 25% of US adults having bought a meal kit in 2016.

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