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Our approach is to understand how nutrition and physical activity focused research impact individual health. This provides evidence for better nutritional and physical activity approaches to improve health across the lifespan, and develop innovative technologies for translation and health promotion.

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ros-sambell-ecec
3 MIN READ
published
February 2024
Urgent funding call to address early childhood nutrition
Recent studies have shed light on concerning issues regarding the quality of food provided in Early Childhood Education and Care...
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gut-health
1 MIN READ
published
August 2023
Funding futures in new clinical health innovations
Edith Cowan University (ECU) has been selected as the host university to lead innovative research into strategic and health priorities, including...
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aussie-bugs
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published
August 2023
Health literacy in ECEC for a healthy future
Every Child 2302-Health literacy in ECEC for a healthy future-Print versionDownload Credit: Early Childhood Australia View the article in Every...
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Prof-Amanda-Devine
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published
July 2023
ECU leader announced as 2023 WA Scientist of the Year finalist
Edith Cowan University's Professor Amanda Devine has been announced as a finalist for the 2023 WA Scientist of the Year...
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hungry-for-change
1 MIN READ
published
June 2023
WA Government turns to ECU for food security parliamentary report
Edith Cowan University's (ECU) extensive research and expertise in food security issues has formed the basis for a new report...
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teenagers-bone-health
3 MIN READ
published
June 2023
Using video games to get teens off the couch to build better bones and joints
Though they are often seen as being detrimental to healthy lifestyles in kids, video games may be a crucial element...
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rae-chi-huang
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published
June 2023
Timing of childhood adversity and epigenetic patterns across childhood and adolescence
Childhood adversity can have a considerable impact on child and adolescent health. Associate Professor Rae-Chi was part of a recent...
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Picture1
2 MIN READ
published
November 2022
‘Little Aussie Bugs’ to teach children how to be healthy
Kids as young as two will soon be learning how to stay healthy, with a new set of children’s books...
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Fruit and vegetable stall
1 MIN READ
published
July 2022
From paddocks to plates: helping create a healthier community
ECU’s Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute has helped the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale become the first local council in...
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app-on-ipad-screen
3 MIN READ
published
June 2022
Teaching teenagers to spot the signs of Meningococcal Disease
An educational app developed by an Edith Cowan University (ECU) research team has proved equally as effective in teaching high...
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healthy-cooking-health-mind
2 MIN READ
published
March 2022
Chef’s kiss: Research shows healthy home cooking equals a healthy mind
New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found being confident in the kitchen is not only good for your...
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Metal lunchbox with a sandwich, fruit and vegetables on red and white chequered tablecloth
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published
September 2020
Experts call for national approach to healthy eating in childcare
ECU nutrition experts have called for national consistency in food provision within Australian childcare centres amid concerns many young children...
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