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Food addiction: why your mind matters

Food addiction: why your mind matters

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A world-first, personality-based online intervention for food addiction is being developed by a team* of dietitians, psychologists, neuroscientists, occupational therapists and health researchers.

Linking young adults to healthy eating habits

Linking young adults to healthy eating habits

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

In a bid to improve the eating habits of young adults, researchers from the University of Newcastle have received philanthropic funding from nib foundation to develop an innovative web platform that will deliver personalised nutrition advice.

New technology to enhance nutrition assessment

New technology to enhance nutrition assessment

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Researchers from the University of Newcastle have received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new technology system for assessing food and nutrient intakes of people who live in low and lower-middle income (LMIC) countries.

Newcastle researchers awarded $750,000 to help heart health

Newcastle researchers awarded $750,000 to help heart health

Monday, 11 December 2017

Six Hunter researchers will focus on helping Australians have better heart health by investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of heart disease, after securing more than $750,000 in funding from the Heart Foundation.

World-first family health program launches

World-first family health program launches

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

A ground-breaking program targeting healthy lifestyle behaviours in families has been awarded $350,000 in funding by the Greater Charitable Foundation to support the program’s delivery across the Hunter region over the next three years.

Free fruit and veg and fewer kilos on offer in weight-loss study

Free fruit and veg and fewer kilos on offer in weight-loss study

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Participants in a new HMRI nutrition and physical activity study at the University of Newcastle will gain a week’s worth of fruit and vegetables for free, along with $100 towards their grocery bill, while potentially losing weight.

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.