CSIRO Nutrition Trials
The CSIRO nutrition clinic's research addresses the nutritional aspects and genetic determinants of some of Australia's major health concerns. CSIRO's nutrition trials using volunteers provide a better understanding of the role of foods and food components in a healthy diet and can lead to changes in intake recommendations or industry practices.
Creating omega-3 in grains
Scientists from our Food Futures Flagship are working to create commercial oilseed varieties that produce healthy omega-3 oils.
Fish oils help keep the heart running smoothly
CSIRO studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart rhythm disorders. They also appear to have additional favourable effects on blood vessel function. Three to five fish meals per week should provide a useful amount of omega-3.
The low incidence of heart disease in communities with a fish-based diet led CSIRO researchers to investigate omega-3 fatty acids.
Fish oils for good health
Healthy fish oils, also known as long chain omega-3 fatty acids, have earned the reputation as one of the best bioactives yet discovered.
Our researchers are finding ways to extract valuable molecules from plant and animal products.
Developments in microencapsulation technology are creating new applications and opportunities in the food and nutraceutical industries.
Find out about CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), its roles, responsibilities and specialised infrastructure.
Recreational screen time
Recreational screen time – switch off after two hours. Get the facts on why reducing screen time is good for your kids.
Dr Philip Hendry: the genomic perspective
Dr Phil Hendry leads the Genomics Program within CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences Division, as well as projects in molecular microbiology for the Energy Transformed and Wealth from Oceans Flagships.
The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids
An important CSIRO initiative to use the best scientific evidence to help parents provide Australian children with lots of opportunities to get moving and eat healthy food. The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids is a book for all families and contains practical information, based on research, for parents to use to positively influence children’s eating and activity habits.
HCA-Vision: software for cytomics
Our HCA-Vision tool helps researchers find more effective, safer pharmaceuticals and better understand the mechanisms of disease. HCA-Vision is an automated image analysis software package that rapidly and reproducibly measures functional features of neuronal cells in images.