JUNE 2016

In this issue: Sorting fact from fiction with food and health books and the outcome of the Belle Gibson saga • Prof Sharma reveals 7 widespread misconceptions about obesity • John Oliver: “In science, you don’t just get to cherry-pick the parts that justify what you were going to do anyway. That’s religion” • Pregnancy: Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on best way to monitor your weight gain • Raising food smart kids with the GI Foundation’s Di Crisp • The heartfelt health benefits of more carrot, less stick with Nicole Senior • Keep good carbs and carry on enjoying sweet corn • Four recipes for the whole family.  Download the full PDF version here.

SimplyNigellaCover652 enews

Food for Thought

Coming clean on food & health. When surveying the groaning shelves of food-health-diet cookbooks, ponder Nigella Lawson’s take-home and take-to-heart message from the introduction to her new cookbook, Simply[...]

read more


News Briefs

Preconceived ideas, dogma, and biases dominate the topic of obesity says Prof Arya Sharma • Diet soda is definitely not fashionable these days. But does fashion plus an observational study add up to a sound basis[...]

read more

Diabetes concept glucose meter in hand and healthy organic green and red pepper tomatoes almonds fresh salad spaghetti grapefruit glass of milk on a white background

Perspectives with Dr Alan Barclay

Diabetes – Levels of evidence. In Food for Thought in this issue of GI News, we discuss what evidence-based means. To help people to really understand the concept, it’s useful to consider some examples of[...]

read more

pregnancy, cooking food, healthy eating, people and expectation

Q & A with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

I am 3 months pregnant. I eat a healthy diet, I don’t have a sweet tooth and I like to be active, but I have always been overweight and I am concerned that I might be at risk of gestational diabetes. Should I[...]

read more


Heartfelt Health with Nicole Senior

‘Go with the good’ – More carrot, less stick. The world has been a-twitter about the results of a new study showing it may be most important to eat enough heart-friendly foods than banning less-healthy[...]

read more

bbq corn avocado cream_low res cropped

Keep Good Carbs and Carry On

Sweet Corn. Sweet corn or maize is a type of grass that grew in the Americas long before Christopher Columbus arrived on the scene. It’s a versatile food we enjoy as both a fresh vegetable (cobs and kernels and[...]

read more

Chicken_Tikka_Masala enews

In The GI News Kitchen this Month

It’s family fare this month in GI News. Check out Anneka Manning’s Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa Salad; Hit100’s Doctor Meets Chef Chicken Tikka Masala here and Salmon and Pasta Pie from The Low GI Family[...]

read more

Children Eating Healthy Food In Kindergarten Or Nursery

Glycemic Index Foundation News

Raising food smart kids. My daughter opened a fortune cookie on the weekend and the words of wisdom were “make it happen” which I thought was a great mantra for their netball team but it got me thinking that[...]

read more

diet score email banner V2 650w

University of Sydney News

In this section we will be covering all you need to know about GI Testing, the partnership with the Glycemic Index Foundation and their initiatives including the GI Symbol Program and CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. We[...]

read more

GI News 
Editor: Philippa Sandall
Science Editor: Alan Barclay, PhD
GI Symbol Program: Dianna Crisp
Contact: moc.l1509712907obmys1509712907ig@of1509712907ni1509712907
Technical problems or faults:moc.l1509712907obmys1509712907ig@of1509712907ni1509712907 
GI testing: ua.ud1509712907e.yen1509712907dys@r1509712907egana1509712907m.sri1509712907gus1509712907

If you would like to receive GI News in your IN box, you can SUBSCRIBE (existing subscribers do not need to re-subscribe)

If you don’t want to continue receiving GI News, you can UNSUBSCRIBE.

This website and all information, data, documents, pages and images it contains is copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth of Australia) (as amended) and the copyright laws of all member countries of the Berne Union and the Universal Copyright Convention.
Copyright in the website and in material prepared by GI News is owned by Glycemic Index Foundation. Copyright in quotations, images from published works and photo libraries, and materials contributed by third parties including our regular contributors Alan Barclay, Jennie Brand-Miller, Johanna Burani, Anneka Manning, Joanna McMillan, Emma Sandall and Nicole Senior is owned by the respective authors or agencies, as credited. GI News encourages the availability, dissemination and exchange of public information. You may include a link to GI News on your website. You may also copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal only with material owned by GI News, on the condition that you include the copyright notice “© GI News, Glycemic Index Foundation” on all uses and prominently credit the source as being GI News and include a link back to www.gisymbol.com/gi-news. You must, however, obtain permission from GI News if you wish to do the following:

  • • charge others for access to the work
  • • include all or part of the work in advertising or a product for sale, or
  • • modify the work.

To obtain such permission, please contact moc.l1509712907obmys1509712907ig@of1509712907ni1509712907

This permission does not extend to material contributed and owned by other parties. We strongly recommend that you refer to the copyright statements at their respective websites and seek their permission before making use of any such material, whether images or text. Please contact GI News if you are in doubt as to the ownership of any material.

Nutritional analysis
To analyse Australian foods, beverages, processed products and recipes, we use FoodWorks which contains the AusNut and Nuttab databases. If necessary, this is supplemented with data from www.calorieking.com.au and http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search.

GI News endeavours to check the veracity of news stories cited in this free e-newsletter by referring to the primary source, but cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies in the articles so published. GI News provides links to other World Wide Web sites as a convenience to users, but cannot be held responsible for the content or availability of these sites. All recipes that are included within GI News have been analysed however they have not been tested for their glycemic index properties by an accredited laboratory according to the ISO standards.  

© ®™ The University of Sydney, Australia