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Networking and new ideas at National Restaurant Conference 2017

17 March, 2017

The 2017 National Restaurant Conference is set to inform and inspire hospitality professionals in Melbourne in May.


Deadly diets

14 March, 2017

Nearly half of all deaths due to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes in the US in 2012 were linked to a poor diet, according to a study published in JAMA.


You can't solve the food waste problem by overeating

14 March, 2017

10% of available food is wasted by overconsumption, and a further 9% of food is left to spoil, according to researchers who examined the key stages in the global food system.


Fine Food Australia expands with new zones, drinks event

14 March, 2017

Fine Food Australia will expand in 2017 to include new zones for organics, start-ups, fit-out and design, plus a co-located Commercial Drinks event.


Qantas to serve Pride Cookie during Mardi Gras

02 March, 2017

To mark this year's Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney, Byron Bay Cookies has partnered with its ambassador, acclaimed chef Christine Manfield, to release the Pride Cookie.


Dietitians cull 40% of frozen meals for I Love This Diet

01 March, 2017

Dietitians from I Love This Diet, a US-based weight loss plan, looked at 1000 frozen ready meals and found 400 had too much salt, saturated fat or sugar or too many calories.


Childcare meals often not up to standard

01 March, 2017

It seems that many childcare staff either do not have a sound understanding of what is appropriate for a healthy eating environment or feel they are unable to change menus because of their centre's food culture.


Do you pack or process food?

28 February, 2017

Go into the draw to win a Parrot Drone when you register here to attend AUSPACK 2017.


The east-west nutrition divide

21 February, 2017

A survey of consumer attitudes to diet and nutrition has found that respondents from Asia are far more likely to be interested in healthy eating than those in the western world.


Women's perceptions about genetically modified foods

17 February, 2017

Presenting 'the facts' is not enough to get women to change their perceptions about genetically modified (GM) foods.


Vegan foods, kombucha continue to rise in popularity

14 February, 2017

The trend towards healthy eating is reflected on the shelves, with products such as vegan food and kombucha featuring strongly in new product launches.


Oprah Winfrey teams up with Kraft Heinz on ready meals range

06 February, 2017

The Kraft Heinz Company and Oprah Winfrey have announced a joint venture called Mealtime Stories, which will produce a range of ready-to-eat refrigerated products across multiple categories.


Dietary guidelines don't work. Here's how to fix them

03 February, 2017 by Duane Mellor* and Cathy Knight-Agarwal**

The time has come for us to rethink the purpose of dietary guidelines, what they contain and how they deliver their message.


HelloFresh says hi to Darwin

03 February, 2017

Cook-at-home meal kit delivery service HelloFresh has expanded to the Northern Territory, with orders for Darwin and its surrounding areas now available.


US chain focuses on fast and healthy

31 January, 2017

A US chain is gearing up for national expansion, based on a model of prepared food that is fast and healthy.


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