• Keeping your brain and body healthy during exams

    Keeping your brain and body healthy during exams

    While hard work and lots of studying are crucial to achieve great results during exams, it is important to remember the importance of fuelling your body adequately to make sure that you get the most out of your brain and body. Outside of your books, there are some other things that are important to timetableRead 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
  • Reducing added sugar in your family’s diet

    Reducing added sugar in your family’s diet

    Sugar gets some terrible press these days due to its relationship with dental health and obesity and so it’s something we should all be trying hard to reduce in the diets of our children (and ourselves). While sometimes it can be pretty obvious that a food is high in sugar and should only be consumedRead more
  • Our favourite homemade frozen treats

    Our favourite homemade frozen treats

    Summer time means hot weather and the all important cool treats! While there is nothing wrong with an occasional ice cream, we thought we'd pull together our favourite homemade options to make this treat more 'daily' than 'occasional'! 1. The frozen banana Image: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/choc-dipped-frozen-bananas/563ed095-a538-44d6-ac42-7634e4ddb840 As a child, I remember a family trip to Disneyland andRead more