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Australian-first study confirms ultra-processed food link to obesity

The findings of an Australian-first study suggests many Australians are unwittingly eating their way to chronic ill-health by choosing ultra-processed foods that are often wrongly marketed as healthy.

Research news

INFANT grows with new funding for enhancing scale-up across Victoria

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is providing funding to IPAN to enhance implementation of INFANT across Victoria in 2021.

Institute news

IPAN’s Dr Katherine Livingstone recognised as a Victorian Young Tall Poppy

IPAN's Dr Katherine Livingstone is one of three Deakin researchers to be recognised as a Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award winner.

Institute news

Babies benefit when breastfed for longer, new research shows

New research looking at the influence of breastfeeding on healthy growth patterns in childhood has shown the benefits of breastfeeding babies for as long as possible.


Getting the balance right to manage stress

Most people know that too much stress can have detrimental impacts on your health, but new Deakin research shows how you react to stress is also worth considering. 


Kids in the kitchen: how the experts teach their kids about healthy eating

Ensuring kids are eating and learning about nutritious foods is a challenge at the best of times – but even more so while many parents are working from home...


The importance of learning about food and nutrition in school

We all eat. It can be easy to assume that we know what is best when it comes to food, both for ourselves and our families. Contradictory to this...


It’s not just the salt shaker’s fault! Where else is our salt coming from?

  It’s well known that as a population we eat too much salt.  This can have serious consequences as it increases our risk of developing high blood pressure and...


Research to improve outcomes for cancer sufferers

Two IPAN researchers share how they are working to improve the quality of life for people with cancer for World Cancer Day (4 Feb 2020). Dr Nicole Kiss –...


Mussels for muscles: how to cook them – and increase your Omega-3 intake

Want a great way to bump up your Omega-3 intake that’s more environmentally sustainable? A nutrition scientist at Deakin’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) has found mussels...


Middle-age critical for brain health in later years – Dementia Action Week

Lifestyle choices made in mid-life could have a significant impact on future dementia risk, research shows. IPAN’s Dr Helen Macpherson is passionate about researching pathways to healthy brain ageing,...


Women’s Health Week: simple tips to improve your wellbeing

In celebration of  Women’s Health Week (2–6 September), we lined up some of our leading female researchers from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), and asked them to...