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Our researchers looked at 700 plant-based foods to see how healthy they really are. Here’s what they found

IPAN PhD student Laura Marchese and Dr Katherine Livingstone comprehensively audited readily available plant-based foods to analyse their nutrition value. They outlined their findings for The Conversation.

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How to get more protein from plant based foods

IPAN PhD student Laura Marchese explains how to bump up healthy protein in your diet - without eating meat.

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Web-based nutrition program transforms type 2 diabetes health

A low carbohydrate nutrition program delivered online has been shown to significantly improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Is red meat bad for you? And does it make a difference if it’s a processed burger or a lean steak?

A juicy burger is a staple in many Australians’ diet. Yet research shows regularly eating red meat can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. But is eating a beef burger worse for your health than eating a lean grass-fed steak? And how much red meat should we really be eating?

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Are sports foods all they shake up to be? Study reveals shocking truth

A comprehensive audit of readily available sports foods has revealed many are mislabelled and claim to be more nutritious than they actually are.

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Small Steps for Big Changes – an intervention to help prevent type 2 diabetes

The implementation of an intervention for people at risk of type 2 diabetes will make a valuable contribution to diabetes prevention.

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Deakin to lead new Clinical Guidelines for overweight and obesity

About 14 million Australians are living with overweight or obesity. A team of Deakin researchers from IPAN and the Institute for Health Transformation (IHT) are leading a much-needed review of our clinical guidelines to manage overweight and obesity, focusing on early intervention.

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Your tendency to overindulge these holidays could relate to your ‘eating personality’. Which type are you?

Holidays are a time when lots of us tend to overindulge in food and drink, and many people gain weight. Dr Georgie Russell and Emeritus Professor Alan Russell explain how understanding your 'eating personality' can help avoid overindulgence over the festive season.

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Misleading food labels contribute to babies and toddlers eating too much sugar. 3 things parents can do

Research shows that Australian infants and toddlers are eating unhealthy amounts of sugar.

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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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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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