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|

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, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News, Research|

Stats show Australians concerned about diet and weight

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on health service usage and health-related actions have revealed some interesting insights. With regard to healthy food access, reports from GPs (an Australia-wide survey) say that the most common lifestyle issues discussed (by [...]

March 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Research|