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Unique program empowering young girls

Unique program empowering young girls

Thursday, 31 August 2017

A world-first program developed at the University of Newcastle (UON) has received national recognition for enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of young girls by engaging their fathers in positive lifestyle role modelling.

Healthy Youngsters, Healthy Dads – world first program made possible by Greater Charitable Foundation

Healthy Youngsters, Healthy Dads – world first program made possible by Greater Charitable Foundation

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The Greater Charitable Foundation has announced the University of Newcastle as the largest partner in its 2017 funding round.

Online program striving to get kids to eat their veg

Online program striving to get kids to eat their veg

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The ongoing challenge of tempting kids to ‘eat their veg’ has taken a high-tech turn, with University of Newcastle dietitians trying out telehealth technology and online resources in a new nutrition intervention.

New app-roach to carbs for pregnant women

New app-roach to carbs for pregnant women

Thursday, 29 June 2017

A new nutrition study at the University of Newcastle (UON) is aiming to help pregnant women beat confusion related to how much carbohydrate they should eat.

How to make your face look healthy

How to make your face look healthy

Friday, 19 May 2017

New research from the University of Newcastle (UON) has busted the myth that young adults perceive tanned facial skin to be healthy and attractive.

Five-pronged approach to diabetes and heart disease

Five-pronged approach to diabetes and heart disease

Monday, 20 March 2017

Nutrition researchers at the University of Newcastle have five new clinical trials concurrently under recruitment in the Hunter, aiming to combat type 2 diabetes and heart disease with an array of natural dietary supplements and tasty foods.

Can a good night’s sleep be secret to diabetes prevention?

Can a good night’s sleep be secret to diabetes prevention?

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

A new project from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute is hoping to unlock whether sleep is the missing link in long-term, healthy weight loss.

Student teachers to be empowered in new DADEE delivery

Student teachers to be empowered in new DADEE delivery

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The University of Newcastle’s pioneering DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) program is entering a new phase involving student teachers to evaluate its broader community impact and cement its sustainability.