Recent articles by Wendy Watson
Unhealthy food marketing is pervasive . Find out what the NSW community thinks the government should do to help.
A recent audit of Sydney buses found 83% of food ads were for unhealthy food.
A new study has looked into the effectiveness of current food criteria and definitions of ‘unhealthy food’.
Cancer Council has been at the forefront of developing a national food labelling system.
Eating a healthy diet can prevent cancer, but did you know that it can improve our mental health?
How much sugar is in your favourite drinks? Many tend to have a lot of kilojoules and sugar which make you thirstier and are bad for the teeth.
Each month children under the age of 15 in NSW make over 3.3 million bus trips and over 2 million train trips, and we know there are alarming numbers of junk food ads all around. We carried out a survey around Sydney schools to find out how many junk food ads kids are exposed to […]
Our busy lifestyles, rushing to and from work and school, can make it hard to eat a healthy diet and to get enough exercise. It often seems like the easy option to choose unhealthy snacks and takeaway foods and spend too much time in front of the TV or computer. But these choices are not […]
Is your child a fussy eater? Does this cause you a lot of stress at mealtimes? You are not alone! Feeding children can feel like a struggle at times. However, a helpful concept to consider is ‘parents provide, children decide’, where your job is to provide the healthy food, and it’s your child’s job to […]
What kids eat is so important for healthy growth and development. However, many children’s diets are falling well short of recommendations with many typically eating too many unhealthy foods and too few foods they need for healthy growth, especially teenagers. Did you know? Nearly one in two children regularly drink sugary drinks Half of children […]