• 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
  • 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
  • What to do when there is only one overweight child in the family

    What to do when there is only one overweight child in the family

    Families come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Usually within a family, adults and children will all come in a similar package, whether that be tall or short, but sometimes one member of the family might struggle with overweight, while the rest of the family are sitting in the healthy weight range. What toRead 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