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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.


Vending machines go healthy and high tech

11 January, 2017

US vending specialist Gilly Vending has partnered with Atlanta-based Georgia State University to provide state-of-the-art snack and beverage vending machines for more than 50,000 students and faculty.


Could maternal diet be predisposing children to obesity?

10 January, 2017

A US study has found that diet composition around the time of pregnancy may influence whether offspring become obese.


Can technology and gourmet menus reverse the decline of fast food?

09 January, 2017

Research by Roy Morgan reveals that Generations Y and Z are still markedly more likely than older generations to visit most big-name quick service restaurants, but in many cases their visitation rate is declining.


Research takes a step towards safe wheat for coeliacs

09 January, 2017

A study analysing the toxic components of proteins in wheat could be the first step towards developing wheat-based products that are safe for coeliacs.


US company launches high-end dessert kits

19 December, 2016

AUI Fine Foods, an importer of specialty pastry ingredients in the US, has launched a direct-to-consumer company, Gold Leaf Gourmet, specialising in 'five star' dessert kits.


2017 — the year of getting personal and sportified, and improving digestive wellness

13 December, 2016

A quick look at the trends expected to impact the eating habits of Australian and New Zealand consumers in 2017.


Ready meals for children

12 December, 2016

A frozen meal range targeted at 'junior foodies' has arrived in Australian supermarkets.


Australians embrace the festive spirit(s)

05 December, 2016

While beer and sparkling wine remain the popular choices in the festive season, research from Roy Morgan reveals more than a quarter of Australian adults consume spirits at least once in an average four weeks.


Sodexo launches 'Green & Lean' school meals

02 December, 2016

Global catering provider Sodexo has partnered with WWF-UK to create 'Green & Lean', a healthier and more sustainable range of menu choices with a reduced environmental impact.


The rise of restaurants without seats and seats without restaurants

30 November, 2016

Restaurant and hotel dining consultant company Baum + Whitemen has released its trend predictions for 2017 and it is favourable for the ready meal idustry.


University life challenging for students with food allergies

29 November, 2016

A study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most US colleges don't have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.


Protein in pregnancy produces leaner babies

29 November, 2016

The fight against childhood obesity could begin in the womb, with research finding that mothers who eat a diet that is relatively rich in protein and low in carbohydrates and fat during pregnancy have babies with less abdominal fat.


Attention social smokers: maybe have a glass of red wine first

28 November, 2016

A report in The American Journal of Medicine has found that a glass or two of red wine before lighting up a cigarette can counteract some of the short-term negative effects of smoking on blood vessels.


Top trends for 2017

22 November, 2016

Innova Market Insights has revealed its predictions for the top trends likely to impact the food industry in 2017.


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