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What are the new US Dietary Guidelines?

What are the new US Dietary Guidelines?

The US Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 8th edition were released in January 2016 . These guidelines differ from previous ones in that they focus on “eating patterns and their food and nutrient characteristics” instead of “individual dietary components such as food groups and nutrients” because “people do not eat food groups and nutrients in isolation but rather in combination, and the totality of the diet forms an overall eating pattern.”

17 February 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

WHO Sugar Guideline 2015: What does it mean for you?

WHO Sugar Guideline 2015: What does it mean for you?

You’ve probably seen the barrage of sugar-free recipes springing up all over the Internet recently. Or even read some of the...

11 June 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

WHO Sugar Guideline: A summary for health professionals

WHO Sugar Guideline: A summary for health professionals

In light of the recent public debate and the rise of anti-sugar advocates, the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided to revise...

10 June 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

5 steps to calculate the Health Star Rating

5 steps to calculate the Health Star Rating

The easy way to calculate the HSR is to use the online calculator but for those of you who want to see the workings in order to...

13 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

The Australian Health Survey – what is it and what did it find?

The Australian Health Survey – what is it and what did it find?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has just released The Australian Health Survey which analysed data from over 12,000...

29 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013

Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013

Eating a healthy, balanced diet based on whole foods can help us achieve optimal health throughout life. But knowing exactly what to...

18 February 2013 by Catherine Saxelby