• Navigating Food Labels

    Navigating Food Labels

    Whether you need to avoid certain food ingredients due to allergies or intolerances, or you may just be trying to make the healthiest choices for your family, navigating food labels can be extremely overwhelming. In this article, we hope to help make it easier for you to find the products you are looking for, without

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  • Is your child getting enough Iron?

    Is your child getting enough Iron?

    Iron is an essential nutrient for all children aged over 6 months. It is responsible for creating haemaglobin, a cell which carries oxygen around our bodies. If your child does not have enough iron in their diet, and their stores deplete, they will often become tired, weak and irritable. How much iron does your child

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  • Are Your Children Eating Enough Vegetables?

    Are Your Children Eating Enough Vegetables?

    We all know that fruit and vegetables provide us, and our children, with a range of essential nutrients for optimal growth and wellbeing but are our children actually having enough of them? This is one of the more common concerns from parents coming to see me, as many children are not consuming the recommended serves

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  • FODMAPs and your Child

    FODMAPs and your Child

    An apple a day may not keep the doctor away…   Over the past 6 years, there has been exciting research undertaken at Monash University looking at possible dietary triggers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The result of this research is the discovery of a group of dietary sugars which, when ingested by susceptible individuals,

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  • Packing a Healthy Lunchbox

    Packing a Healthy Lunchbox

    It’s that time of year again. School holidays are coming to an end and it is time to start getting things ready for the new school year. For some, this might be the first time you are having to pack a lunchbox, and for others, it might be a time of looking for new ideas

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  • Winter School Holidays Are Here!

    Winter School Holidays Are Here!

    What do you have planned for the school holidays? Melbourne has a range of fantastic activities to keep your kids active (and out of this cold winter weather!). Fitness First gyms have a FREE School Holidays Fitness Program for Teens aged 14-18 years giving them access to group exercise classes. How about some ice skating? Medibank Icehouse has some

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