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Dietary intake of pregnant women do not appear to meet the dietary recommendations. Nutrition knowledge and practices of pregnant women and their antenatal care clinicians are factors that may be influential on dietary intakes of pregnant women.
Infant feeding practices are known to influence the child’s long-term health. Studies have associated obesity and other diseases with reduced breastfeeding and early introduction of high calorie beverages (HCBs).
This study examined sodium and potassium urinary excretion by socioeconomic status (SES), in a sample of Australian schoolchildren.
This article examines how Australian food manufacturers are responding to global initiatives to reduce people's salt consumption.
This article describes food provision and evaluates menus in New Zealand childcare services.
This study investigated the nature and extent of unhealthy food, beverage, alcohol and gambling sponsors of children's sport development programs.
Websites of junior development sport programs (n=56) associated with sporting organisations that received funding from the Australian Sporting Commission were analysed. Sponsors were considered...
In contrast to the spectacular advances in the first half of the twentieth century with micronutrient-related diseases, human nutrition science has failed to stem the more recent rise of obesity and associated cardiometabolic disease (OACD). This failure has triggered debate on the problems and limitations...
Fast foods have become lower in salt at the rate of about two to three percent per year, according to this four-year study of six Australian fast food chains.
Introduction: The burden of ill health attributable to obesity, type 2 diabetes and other...
As obesity prevention becomes an increasing health priority in many countries, including Australia and New Zealand, the challenge that governments are now facing is how to adopt a systematic policy approach to increase healthy eating and regular physical activity. This article sets out a structure...