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August 21, 2018

I had a day off recently and after cleaning the house and completing all the work I had set for myself, I found that I had a few hours to spare. 

This rarely happens these days and I found myself wondering, then worrying, 'what am I going to do with my time?' I started...

May 29, 2018

Exciting new research has shown that consuming dark chocolate, with at least a 70% cacao, can have positive effects on your stress levels, inflammation, mood, memory and immunity.

Cacao is a major source of flavonoids, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflamm...

May 23, 2018

Don’t give up! Persistence is the key to supporting our children to develop healthy eating habits throughout their life. Feeding young children a variety of healthy foods and enjoying meals with your children are essential to developing healthy eating habits.


October 31, 2017

I went to the supermarket yesterday to buy some olive oil and I was struck by all the options: extra virgin, extra light, extra mild, delicate, pure, light & mild, and the list goes on…

There are so many available food choices now that it can become confusing about what...

October 19, 2017

Children and adolescents who eat family meals are more likely to eat better, be healthier and feel better about themselves according to the Ellyn Satter Institute, an internationally recognised authority on eating and feeding. 

Unfortunately with our increasingly b...

September 27, 2017

Being a parent I am aware of the stress that providing healthy, balanced meals that your children will also enjoy can add to your mental load

If you follow social media and photos of happy children and parents eating together has left you feeling a little overwhelmed...

August 21, 2017

Latest scientific research from the Food and Mood centre, a collaborative research centre led by Deakin University in Australia, has shown that food and mental health are directly linked. 

Importantly, an unhealthy diet full of junk food, high sugar, saturated fat...

July 21, 2017

Your brain is made up of about 60% fat and runs on glucose (mainly from carbohydrates) for fuel. Just like the rest of your body, it needs a good supply of nutrients to be able to function properly and maintain brain integrity.

Boost your memory, focus, concentration an...

June 12, 2017

Are you stuck for meal ideas that are quick, easy and nutritious? Especially if you are busy or have little kids running around demanding your time and energy.

Then do not discard a simple egg for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Eggs contain good quality protein, vitam...

A whole school healthy eating incursion is a great way to boost your student knowledge about healthy eating and develop the skills to make good food choices. 

Sophie Butcher, a Nutritionist and Teacher, ran the two-day event at Glenroy Private recently with th...

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Source: Sophie Butcher | Qualified Nutritionist & Teacher

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