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How to deal with hangry kids and reduce the chances of it happening again – 3 tips from nutrition experts

Like adults, children can get “hangry” – a combination of angry and hungry. IPAN childhood nutrition experts shared some insights on when hangriness attacks for The Conversation.

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Consensus statement: Towards a healthy, regenerative and equitable food system in Victoria

A newly released Consensus Statement is a timely and powerful call to action for the State and Local Governments and others to bring about urgently needed change in Victoria's food system.

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2023 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at IPAN

Find out how to apply for a 2023 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with IPAN. 

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An egg a day can help maintain Vitamin D levels in winter, new research finds

Eating an egg a day can help keep Vitamin D deficiencies at bay during the winter months, new IPAN research has shown.

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Do kids get enough time to eat their school lunch?

Most primary school students are being given just ten minutes to eat lunch, even though many parents and teachers agree this is not enough time for children to finish eating the food in their lunchbox.

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Children score D- for physical activity as experts fear health crisis looms

The latest national report card on children's physical activity shows young Australians are not moving enough and experts worry that sedentary living patterns established in childhood will increase the risk of poor health outcomes in later life.

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Getting nutrition right for older adults in care

Dietitians involved in research can make a difference in many lives by working towards better nutrition outcomes at scale. Professor Judi Porter aims to improve nutrition and sustainability for older adults in hospitals and aged care settings.

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Time for a tech break?

Don’t let your phone dominate your life. Here are five good reasons to switch off on the National Day of Unplugging this Friday, 4 March.

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There’s more to a bad back than a damaged spine, new research says

A study into the causes of back pain has found that depression and anxiety play a greater role in this poorly understood condition than first thought.

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Midlife diet could help you eat your way to a healthy brain

People who eat a healthy diet during middle age have a larger brain volume than those with less healthy diets new research reveals, suggesting food choices in midlife may reduce the risk of dementia and other degenerative brain disorders as we age.

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World-first program expands interstate to transform primary and secondary school classrooms

After a decade of research, a revolutionary school program is set to expand into interstate and secondary schools to improve the mental and physical health of more children and teens by keeping them active throughout all levels of education.

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Lockdowns meant long hours of screen time and less activity for families

Screen time behaviour among Australian families changed dramatically during last year’s COVID lockdown with children spending almost 27 more hours each week on their screens, a new study has found.

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