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Healthy Weight Week

Healthy Weight Week

Monday, 16 February 2015

UON Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics Clare Collins is leading a national campaign to encourage more Australians to cook at home and win the battle of the bulge.


Dads and daughters program kicks off

Dads and daughters program kicks off

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The world-first physical activity research program 'Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered' (DADEE) kicks off at the University of Newcastle today with around 100 Hunter fathers taking part.


Move it, eat it

Move it, eat it

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The message from the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition's tight-knit team is simple - 'eat better and move more often' - however doing this is harder than it sounds


Scopus Young Researchers

Scopus Young Researchers

Monday, 22 September 2014

UON academics have featured prominently in the 2014 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards, receiving honours in three of five categories.


Study seeks taste of nutrition knowledge

Study seeks taste of nutrition knowledge

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A University of Newcastle research team is aiming to determine the influence a person's understanding of nutrition has on their eating habits, health and lifestyle.


SCORES a winner for children’s fitness

SCORES a winner for children’s fitness

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

More than 200 young school children have gained profound fitness benefits from a year-long physical activity and movement skills intervention run by University of Newcastle researchers.


Smart snapshot of pregnancy diets

Smart snapshot of pregnancy diets

Monday, 28 July 2014

With little being known about the diets of expectant Indigenous mums, University of Newcastle nutrition researchers are using smartphone technology to gather first-hand insights and provide personalised feedback.


How sweet it is

How sweet it is

Monday, 16 June 2014

With opinion divided on whether an apple a day really keeps the doctor away, HMRI nutrition researcher Professor Manohar Garg is conducting a new clinical trial to determine the cardio-metabolic health impacts of fructose.


Saturated fats to be served in radical nutrition trial

Saturated fats to be served in radical nutrition trial

Friday, 16 May 2014

Guilt-free servings of butter and white chocolate are on the menu for participants in a revolutionary clinical trial being conducted by HMRI nutrition researcher Professor Manohar Garg.


Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids in global spotlight

Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids in global spotlight

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

University of Newcastle (UON) Professor Philip Morgan's highly successful obesity prevention program Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHKTM) has received global recognition for excellence and leadership in promoting health and well-


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