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why is nursing home food so bad? some spend just $6.08 per person a day – that’s lower than prison

Why is nursing home food so bad? Some spend just $6.08 per person a...

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If residents are given poor quality foods that don’t meet their needs or preferences, they’re less likely to eat it. Shutterstock The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety last week turned...

Health Check: why do we crave comfort food in winter?

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You’re not imagining it. Our bodies really do crave macaroni cheese and other comfort foods as the temperature drops. Here’s why. It’s winter and many of us find ourselves drawn to bowls of...

Research Check: is white meat as bad for your cholesterol levels as red meat?

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Whether you’re eating red meat or white meat, a lean cut is the healthier way to go. From shutterstock.com You’ve probably heard eating too much fatty red meat is bad for your health, while lean...

Sunday essay: on being an ethical vegan for 33 years

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The author in his vegetable patch. Wendy Kinsella I live in a vegan family situation. I have been a vegan for over 33 years and my partner, poet and novelist Tracy Ryan, has been...

To protect fresh food supplies, here are the key steps to secure city foodbowls

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About two-thirds of Australia’s strawberries are grown on the fringes of Melbourne and Brisbane. Xavier La Canna/AAP If you’ve eaten fresh strawberries recently, they likely came from one of Australia’s city foodbowls. Around 40% of...

Four simple food choices that help you lose weight and stay healthy

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You don’t have to quit bread, but make sure it’s wholegrain. Shutterstock It’s difficult to lose weight. And it’s even harder to keep it off. Many people achieve short-term weight-loss only to return to...

Mindful eating: the Victorian food trend that could help you lose weight and transform...

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We are what we eat and maybe learning how to eat is just as important as learning what to eat. In recent years, mindfulness – defined as “a mental state or attitude in which one focuses...

Want to improve your mood? It’s time to ditch the junk food

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Eating a healthy diet fuels our brain cells, fights inflammation and helps produce the chemicals that make us happy. Antor Paul Worldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it...

Back to work? Take lunch from home to save time and money – and...

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Bringing your lunch and snacks to work could save you $600 to $1,800 a year. Shutterstock Heading back to work after the holidays means turning your thoughts to what’s for lunch. Are you a meticulous...
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Red meat and imported wine: why ethical eating often stops at the restaurant door

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Can eating steak in a restaurant (or reindeer tongue, for that matter) ever be considered an ethical form of eating? It depends who you ask. Shutterstock Nowadays, ethical eating is often presented as a truism: we...