• Treat Days

    Treat Days

    Some of us call them treats, others call them dessert, and sometimes they are called ‘sometimes foods’. Whatever your lingo, there are a group of foods that provide ‘Great Pleasure’ for many people who consume them, but not the best nutrition for our bodies.  Which foods count as treats? As a general rule, the foodsRead more
  • Reducing added salt in your family’s diet

    Reducing added salt in your family’s diet

    Sugar and fat are regular headline features in the press these days and while this has encouraged some food manufacturers to work to improve these parameters in their products, unfortunately salt has been largely overlooked and the levels of sodium added to our processed foods has hit some alarming highs. What is Salt? Salt, orRead more
  • Starting the day with a nutritious breakfast

    Starting the day with a nutritious breakfast

    You often hear people saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and you know what, I agree. When you consider that dinner time in many households takes place anytime from 5-8pm, when it comes time for breakfast, it has been about 12 hours since the last meal. Not everyone is aRead more
  • What is a healthy weight?

    What is a healthy weight?

    Children, just like adults come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Unfortunately though, with many children being overweight and obese in Australia, it can be hard to distinguish which children are underweight, those who are a healthy weight, and those who are overweight. What weight should my child be? The answer to this questionRead more
  • Child Nutrition’s Top 5 Tips For Healthy Birthday Parties

    Child Nutrition’s Top 5 Tips For Healthy Birthday Parties

    1. FRESH FRUITAlways make sure that there is plenty of cut up fruit for the kids to eat. Most kids love fruit so having a colourful fruit platter available for them is a great place to start. If your house is anything like mine, we find that birthday parties come in waves or seasons whereRead more
  • Meal Planning 101

    Meal Planning 101

    As a working mum myself, I find the juggle of getting meals on the table can be quite tricky some weeks. As a result of the stress involved in trying to get nutritious meals on the table, I decided to embrace Meal Planning to try to simplify things for myself and give me more timeRead more