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The University of Canberra has experts available to comment on Easter themes this long weekend.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Source: University of Canberra

Eggs (both chocolate and poultry) and our health

There’s no denying Easter can be a time of overindulgence. But just how bad are chocolate eggs for our health? Associate Professor of Nutritional Science Dr Duane Mellor (0415 536 007) can explain that although the sugar in these treats isn’t good for our bodies, there may be something in the cocoa itself which can be very good. He can also share the nutritional value of poultry eggs and why concerns about cholesterol in their yolks may be a thing of the past.

Managing stress, conflict and body image issues

Assistant Professor in Psychology Dr Vivienne Lewis (0411 801 556) can discuss the consequences feasting over the holiday period can have on those whose eating habits are problematic, particularly in relation to body image. Dr Lewis can also talk about managing stress and family conflict, and how best to manage your mental health over Easter.

Canberra as a destination

The University’s tourism expert, Dr Naomi Dale (0400 967 860), can discuss why Canberra’s long list of attractions and its international readiness makes it a destination worth exploring for locals, interstaters, and international visitors.

The cost of holidays

Holiday periods and spending sprees often go hand in hand and Easter is no exception. University of Canberra economics expert Professor Phil Lewis (0400 479 147) can discuss Australians’ spending habits and the impact holiday periods have on businesses and the economy.

Contact the University of Canberra media team:

Antony Perry: 0434 795 919

Claudia Doman: 0408 826 362