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The broader impact of school breakfast programs

Research led by Dr Kylie Smith at the Menzies Research Institute examined the effectiveness of school breakfast programs, interviewing parents, carers, teachers and students at five Tasmanian primary schools. Dr Smith's team found that while the nutritional value of [...]

November 1st, 2021|Categories: Healthy eating, News, Research|

Australia has plunged in food security rankings

In an article published in The Mercury on 4 October, Jan Davis, former CEO of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, writes that rising population and inefficiencies in the food chain must be addressed if people are to be fed. [...]

October 4th, 2020|Categories: News, Policy & strategy|

2017 Hunger Report’s worrying stats

The Foodbank hunger report2017 found that 15 per cent of Australians have experienced food insecurity at least once in the last 12 months, with three in five of them experiencing food insecurity at least once a month. Dependent children live [...]

November 24th, 2017|Categories: News, Research|

Heart Foundation launches Heart Healthy Eating web page

Heart healthy eating patterns are based on a combination of foods, chosen regularly, over time. This optimal combination can be divided into five categories: Fruits, vegetables and wholegrains A variety of healthy protein sources including fish and seafood, lean [...]

September 13th, 2017|Categories: News, Policy & strategy|

Resettled refugees adopting our bad food habits

An article in The Conversation from a few years ago has resurfaced as part of an analysis of how better data access can enable urban planners to ease community weight problems. The article mentioned, written by former Griffith University [...]

July 12th, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News|

Orchard’s plan to give apples to kids

Hansen Orchards, in the state's south, has partnered with the Tasmanian School Canteen Association with the aim to make the price of apples in canteens as little as 20 cents apiece. Read the article in The Mercury. [...]

June 7th, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News|

Apples cost more than chips in some school canteens

Deakin and Monash university research has found that a meal containing fruit and vegetables costs on average around one dollar more than an unhealthy meal. Three-quarters of primary schools were selling foods like meat pies and hot dogs cheaper [...]

June 7th, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News|
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