Prepared Food > Trends

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.

Familiar foods bring comfort in aged care

31 January, 2017

Group Homes Australia General Manager Jonathan Gavshon merges his twin passions for aged care and cooking by teaching carers how to cook traditional 'Aussie' food for older Australians.

Control of Listeria monocytogenes in RTE — FDA draft guidance released

20 January, 2017

The FDA has released a draft guidance on the control of Listeria monocytogenes for companies manufacturing, processing, packing or holding ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.

New urine test reveals what you have really been eating

20 January, 2017

Been lying to your doctor (and yourself) about what you have been eating? You won't be able to get away with this for much longer as a new urine test is being developed that will reveal the truth. It's not up to revealing three glasses of shiraz, a handful of chips and a plate of nachos yet, but it is getting there.

Get smart at AUSPACK

12 January, 2017

AUSPACK is a free, 'must attend' event for everyone involved in the ready meals and high-volume catering markets.

Food as medicine

12 January, 2017 by Janette Woodhouse

Malnourishment is rife in Australian hospitals and healthcare facilities and a significant contributor to medical care costs. As affordability becomes a bigger and bigger priority in Australian health care, there is an urgent need to address this ongoing issue and ensure that medical nutrition therapy plays a critical role in patient care.

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