Childhood obesity is an epidemic here in Australia, causing grave concern for the health and wellbeing of our future generations, but caution must be taken when discussing the issue of healthy weight maintenance.
(Date published: 7/10/2013)
Here we look at the tempting takeaway pizza and compare the new healthy options at a number of pizza chains to their original counterparts. We also compare a tasty homemade chicken and sundried tomato pizza, complete with recipe.
(Date published: 9/09/2013)
They are well marketed and popular with children and adults alike. But what are these caffeine laden drinks really doing to us and our children?
(Date published: 26/03/2012)
Dining out can be difficult if you’re dieting or trying to stick to an eating plan. Here are a few tips to help you choose wisely when eating out.
(Date published: 20/09/2010)
Bariatric surgery or lap-banding is now a fairly common procedure undertaken by obese adults. Whether or not this surgery is a good idea for children and adolescents is a topic of much interest, and one with very little evidence to support it. Should we condone such surgery in our Australian children, or should parents and the health system be looking at other alternatives?
(Date published: 29/03/2010)
Phosphoric acid and caffeine interfere with Calcium absorption. Cola drinks are high in these. Even 4 drinks a week can lead to a 3.8% drop in bone density. This is significant.
(Date published: 27/03/2007 9:01:00 AM)
Over the last couple of generations activity levels among our young people have been declining leading to increases in obesity, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis to name just a few.
(Date published: 3/02/2005 3:46:00 PM)
Exam times for the year 12s is a serious time of year when good health is very important. The brain works best when the body is correctly nourished.
(Date published: 25/10/2004)
It seems that everyone is talking about Australia's overweight children. Where did this epidemic come from and what can parents do about it?
(Date published: 27/08/2004)