• Halloween – How to handle the stash of treats

    Halloween – How to handle the stash of treats

    While Halloween is an American past time, I have found in recent years that it is becoming a festivity that many Australian children are partaking in too. While dressing up and door knocking can be fun, how do you manage the excess of treats that inevitably come home after the fun is over? Top TipsRead more
  • 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
  • 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