• Choosing Breakfast Cereals

    Choosing Breakfast Cereals

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so which breakfast cereals are actually giving our kids the best start to their day? Childhood obesity has been estimated to effect ~ 1 in every 4 Australian children and with more than half of children aged 2-8 years consuming breakfast cereals, it’s important that weRead more
  • 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
  • How to cope with a vegetarian in a meat-eating house

    How to cope with a vegetarian in a meat-eating house

    Has one, or more, of your children decided to become a vegetarian? Are the rest of the family carnivores? Many families find it hard to get one meal on the table each night, let alone two. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure that everyone is getting a balanced diet while minimising theRead 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