The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has just released The Australian Health Survey which analysed data from over 12,000 Australians from the 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS). The ABS website states that “It presents results from a 24-hour dietary recall of food, beverages and dietary supplements, as well as general information on dietary behaviours.”
When you’re on a busy trip with a tight schedule, you can’t afford to be ill. Whether it’s a holiday or a business trip, there’s nothing worse than being sick in a strange hotel or landing back home exhausted and drained after a bout of abdominal upset. Nicknamed “Delhi Belly”, “Montezuma’s Revenge”, “Tourista” or the “Jamaican Runs”, traveller’s diarrhoea is the most common affliction for those travelling overseas and is so named because the cause is often simply the change in food or water.
A. What are acceptable and desirable levels in an individual food will vary depending upon the type of food (compare oil at 100% fat to bread with only 2% fat), how big the portion is that you eat and your own dietary goals. For example are you trying to lose weight? How physically active are you? How old are you?
There are healthy ideas for Mother’s Day gifts, Mother’s Day breakfasts and treats, the heads-up on why iron-deficiency is more a female problem than a male one and of course, there’s still our Product of the Month. This month we’re road testing Kellogg’s All-Bran Fibre Toppers and there's plenty more.
I’ve been waiting for the launch of Go Scan for months now, having caught wind of its pending development via occasional whispers on the industry grapevine. So it was great to be invited to the official launch of this new App and get to play around with it for a review here. This is a first for Australia and one I’ll be using from now on.
Easter is just around the corner so this edition of the Foodwatch Newsletter is all about eggs – the good, the bad, the chocolate and the allergies. You'll learn about why eggs are superfoods, what effect they really have on your cholesterol, how to cope with Easter without giving your kids a chocolate overdose, how to deal with egg allergy and how to access our yummy egg-free recipes.
There is something in this edition for everyone. But that's not all...
A. Do you look at the date before you buy? I know I do! There are three types of date marking - a Use-by date, a Best-before date as well as a Baked-on date and it's worthwhile knowing the differences. Read on ...