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Jamie's Sugar Rush - Full Documentary (47 Minutes) How the food you eat affects your brain - Mia Nacamulli. Your brain is like a machine that needs specific materials to function well.

How the food you eat affects your brain - Mia Nacamulli

This website breaks down the different nutritional parts that are necessary, and how they interact with the brain. Take a look and learn about some brain food. Glucose is the brain’s fuel. Interested in the interaction between our mental performance and the amount of glucose we have? How about the effects of extreme dips in glucose, like during starvation? Those amino acids are essential for brain function too. Don’t forget about those micronutrients! What happens if our brains, specifically young, growing brains, don’t get the nutrition they need? Fast food outlets should be kept away from schools, advocates say. Last updated 05:00, November 12 2016 Three fast food outlets on Christchurch's Linwood Avenue, all within 100 metres of Linwood Avenue school.

Fast food outlets should be kept away from schools, advocates say

Can communities turn the tide on takeaways near schools when local authorities are powerless to act? ADELE REDMOND reports. Tracie Charnock is concerned there's no end to the fast food outlets near Christchurch's Linwood Avenue School. She fights daily to encourage son Zayden to eat what's in his lunchbox but even she is tempted by the smell of KFC wafting over the playground and classrooms. A map showing the proximity of Linwood schools to fast food retailers. Determined to achieve a first for New Zealand, Charnock has vowed to press on with her battle to ban fast food restaurants within 800 metres of Christchurch schools struggling to balance their responsibility to encourage nutrition with an inability to enforce it. Healthy Food Pyramid updated for the first time in 15 years - Lifestyle. Australians have been given a new guideline on healthy eating for the first time in 15 years, as industry experts call for sugar and junk food to be dumped from all diets.

Healthy Food Pyramid updated for the first time in 15 years - Lifestyle

Nutrition Australia has updated its Healthy Eating Pyramid after it remained unchanged since 1999, and the new version includes some hip foods that would have been hard to find on a supermarket shelf in the 90s. The new pyramid includes soy milk, quinoa and tofu for the first time, along with traditional staples such as fruit, vegetables, grains and dairy products. It also rules out junk food entirely, and calls for people to cut added sugar and salt out of their diet immediately. Nutrition Australia executive officer Lucinda Hancock said the pyramid can help all Australians. "The foundation is the same as the original healthy eating pyramid - to have a plant-based diet with 70 per cent of your diet made up of fruit vegetables and grains," Ms Hancock told Ninemsn.

Compilation of Junk Food Commericials Aimed at Children and Teens. eTalks - The Secrets of Food Marketing. Behind the scenes at a McDonald's photo shoot. What Americans can learn from other food cultures. For me, a first-generation Korean-American, comfort food is a plate of kimchi, white rice, and fried Spam.

What Americans can learn from other food cultures

Such preferences are personally meaningful — and also culturally meaningful. Our comfort foods map who are, where we come from, and what happened to us along the way. Notes Jennifer 8. Lee (TED Talk: Jennifer 8. Lee looks for General Tso), “what you want to cook and eat is an accumulation, a function of your experiences — the people you’ve dated, what you’ve learned, where you’ve gone. In much of China, only the older generations still shop every day in the wet market, then go home and cook traditional dishes.

Watch Nigel Latta - Nigel Latta: Is Sugar The New Fat? - TVNZ OnDemand. #OwnIt – Special K. The Secrets of Sugar " Bliss Point" The risks of removing entire food groups from your diet - New Zealand Listener. Excluding entire food groups from your diet risks starving the unseen heroes of your digestive system.

The risks of removing entire food groups from your diet - New Zealand Listener

In the diet, as elsewhere in nature, diversity is the key to a healthy ecosystem. Photo/Getty Images The community of microbes in our gut survives on undigested and partially digested foods we consume. So what happens when we switch to a paleo diet or fast intermittently? For starters, removing entire food groups from our diet, such as dairy products or grains, favours some microbial species over others, and that may not be a good thing, according to a recent report in Molecular Metabolism. Our gut’s microbiological community, or microbiome, is closely linked to our health and well-being.

Eating a varied diet leads to a diverse microbiome, and as elsewhere in nature, diversity is the key to a healthy ecosystem. The Molecular Metabolism report noted that increases in rates of the three diseases over the past 50 years coincide with a decline in dietary diversity. Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People (Aged 2–18 years): A background paper. Skip to main content Home > Publications Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People (Aged 2–18 years): A background paper Partially revised February 2015 Published online: 16 February 2015 Summary.

Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People (Aged 2–18 years): A background paper

Katy Perry' link to heavy teens under lens. Video will play in Play now Don't auto play Never auto play Would US teens be any slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale and quinoa?

Katy Perry' link to heavy teens under lens

New research doesn't prove a link, but its authors think music stars popular with teens may be contributing to the obesity epidemic by endorsing fatty fast food, snacks and soda. The study shows that 20 of the hottest teen-music heartthrobs have done TV ads or other promotions for products nutritionists consider unhealthy. Of 107 food and drink endorsements cited in the study, few were for nutritious foods, the researchers said. Theconversation. Food choice has become a moral morass.

theconversation

Discussions about food production and consumption are increasingly loaded with moral language. We’ve witnessed burgeoning debates over which agricultural practices and foodstuffs are “sustainable”, what counts as “clean” or “green” living and eating, and who is “responsible” for obesity, to name just a few. Consumers are increasingly encouraged to seek out a range of ethical foodstuffs, which variously include: local, made in Australia, seasonal, non-genetically modified, humanely-produced, free range, organic, palm oil free, and fair trade. There’s also increasing emphasis on reducing meat consumption, or even finding substitutes for all types of animal products. Should we have a sugar tax in New Zealand? Is Sugar Tax a sweet deal? 'So you put a sugar tax on fizzy drinks ...but what about everything else?' John Key says sugar tax a fizzer. A sugar tax is not on the cards for New Zealand at the moment, Prime Minister John Key says.

'So you put a sugar tax on fizzy drinks ...but what about everything else?' John Key says sugar tax a fizzer

Fizzy drink The government is announcing its plan to tackle childhood obesity this afternoon. Mr Key says there is some evidence sugar taxes work, but "the government's not doing that at the moment". "The problem with sugar tax is: So you put a sugar tax on fizzy drinks fair enough, OK. That Sugar Song - Official Music Video. Larry - That Sugar Film. How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena. Stuff.co.nz. Last updated 16:00, May 19 2016 Kale is great but that doesn't mean you should have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Uncle Tobys Ambassador and leading Australian dietitian, Geraldine Georgeou, discusses the dangers of fad dieting that no-one is talking about. Consultant dietitian and nutritionist Georgeou defines fad diets as "a food trend that pops up where someone claims to have found a way of achieving a quick health outcome. They're not designed to meet nutritional requirements and can often involve the complete exclusion of a particular food group. Many people that follow these types of diets find that their goals are not achieved". However, there are much more harmful consequences when it comes to falling for fad diets. 123rf It's hard to learn healthy food behaviours from fad diets.