Research

This research study examined whether symbols on university food outlet menus identifying healthier options would increase their sales; and consumer’s awareness of these symbols, purchasing factors and barriers to eating healthy foods.It concluded identifying healthier options with a symbol at the point of purchase increased...

There is widespread confusion around the different types and sources of dietary sugar. At the same time, there are serious health concerns linked to eating too much sugar, including tooth decay and excess weight gain1,2. Excess body weight is linked to an increased risk of...

Some might argue that butter is a healthier and more ‘natural’ choice than margarine and other table spreads. However, butter is higher in saturated fats than other spreads. Evidence suggests that reducing intake of saturated fats, and replacing it with healthier unsaturated fats, reduces risk...

Many people are looking for ways to strengthen their immune system. There is a widespread misconception that it is possible to ‘boost’ immune function with a specific food or nutrition supplement. This can take the focus away from the importance of overall diet quality. Download Fact...

Interest in the health benefits of fermented foods has surged in recent years. There is emerging evidence that regularly eating fermented foods may provide a range of benefits. However, this is still a new area of research. No health claims have been approved on fermented...