Did you see the terrific articles last month from some of the Nutrition & Dietetics researchers? One article from PhD candidate, Olivia Farrer, discusses liberalised diets in aged care facilities and another by Kaye Mehta on the slow government response to regulate unhealthy food marketing.
Olivia Farrer (PhD Candidate supervised by Prof Miller and Dr Yaxley) asks how we best nourish our elderly. As our older adults grow older and the ageing population doubles in number many dietitians, healthy ageing activists and aged care providers are asking this question. In this article Olivia discusses how her research is addressing this
Childhood obesity is a serious and costly health problem in Australia, and children’s exposure to unhealthy food marketing is recognised as a contributory factor. Considerable debate continues about how best to address this problem in the face of slow government action to regulate unhealthy food marketing. Senior Lecturer and BND Course Co-ordinator Dr Kaye Mehta talks about the ethics of marketing food to children on the Internet http://indaily.com.au/flinders-news/2015/05/12/marketing-food-to-children-on-the-internet/