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What is the ‘carnivore diet’ and is it a bad idea?

Dr Katherine Livingstone looks at how much meat is too much in a piece for The Conversation.

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Strength training for over 50s matters – here’s how to make it work for you 

Dr Jackson Fyfe notes that surprisingly small ‘doses’ of exercise can have substantial benefits on improving aspects of muscle mass, strength, and power in older adults.

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Putting the fun into food studies at Scienceworks this school holidays

Victorian kids have the chance to take part in real-life research when they visit Scienceworks this school holidays.

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‘Cluey’ Aussie teens reject unrealistic body standards on social media

Teen girls confronted by unrealistic body standards on social media are tuning out in droves in search of more positive online content, research shows.

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Is fake meat healthy? And what’s actually in it?

The popularity of plant-based proteins, or “fake meat”, has increased in recent years as consumers look to eat fewer animal products. In fact, plant-based protein is projected to be a A$3 billion opportunity for Australia by 2030. Many consumers believe these fake meats are better for their health, as well as better for the environment, but is that right?

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Study finds children missing out on healthy diets at childcare

Children in many Victorian childcare centres are being fed meals that don’t meet healthy guidelines and staff who plan their menus don’t feel confident or supported enough to do better, a new study has found. 

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Food and drinks are getting sweeter. Even if it’s not all sugar, it’s bad for our health

New IPAN research shows the amount of added sugars and non-nutritive sweeteners in packaged foods and drinks has grown a lot over the last decade, which is leading to a broad range of consequences, as our experts explain in The Conversation.

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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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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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