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Meal kits are booming – but how do they stack up nutritionally?

Meal kits are a billion dollar industry selling the promise of convenience while cooking healthy meals at home. Delivering ingredients and step-by-step recipes to the doorstep, meal kits reduce the time and energy to plan, shop and prepare meals. But do they deliver on their promise of health?

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New web-based app aims to boost veggie intake in young adults

Young adults living in rural areas are not eating enough vegetables, but researchers are hoping technology might remove some of the barriers they face eating the recommended five serves a day.

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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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My Baby Now App

A new app helping parents and caregivers cut through conflicting information.

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It’s not ‘amount’ but ‘type’ of fat that makes a difference to the scales

A new study looking at the types of fat people eat has shown that those who consume more so-called 'healthy fats' are less likely to put on weight than those who eat unhealthy fats, despite eating the same number of kilojoules.

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Turn your snack habits around

Working from home in lockdowns means we're in easy reach of snacks throughout the day. IPAN's Dr Rebecca Leech shares some insights into how to set up healthy snacking habits.

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How to boost your fruit and veg intake

Most of us know we should be eating five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day – but how many of us actually achieve it?

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Getting dads on board to keep kids healthy

A new study has found dads might need a confidence boost to persist with healthy food and drinks for their growing children

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Understanding how food affects your mood

Dr Rachelle Opie, research fellow at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and a member of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), said the idea that a highly processed, non-nutritive diet increases depressive symptoms already has some science behind it.

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ASD and children’s bone growth: a new perspective

All the experts agree – we need to get children moving more, and sitting less. But what happens when a child’s social anxiety, their awkward social interactions or their physical disabilities leave them isolated or left behind in the playground?

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The unseen influence: how a dad’s diet can impact his kids’ health

If you blame your dad for passing onto you a love of takeaway food, you’re not alone. If you’re a dad, your eating habits may be influencing your children more than you think.

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