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October 16, 2018

Early Learning Toolkit trial, Bendigo Health

That Sugar Movement recently added to its education collection an Early Learning Toolkit. This is something we are extremely proud of as the early intervention, in the formation of children’s eating habits and nutritional literacy is more important than ever. Many children are consuming too much added sugar – not only from discretionary foods but … Continued
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October 4, 2018

You say Flour, I say…

My friends are astonished but the number of different flours I have in my pantry, and I admit, I’m a little obsessive when it comes to this particular store cupboard treat. And yes you heard right, I said, “treat” because the flours have a distinct flavour profile they can be used for an array of … Continued
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September 28, 2018

Added Sugar Labelling Consultation- What you told us

Recently we (That Sugar Movement) submitted to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation, our preferred options on how we think added sugar information should be communicated. This reason for this consultation is because it is agreed that: Information about sugar provided on food labels in Australia and New Zealand does not … Continued
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September 19, 2018

Sugar and male fertility

When it comes to fertility, a female’s health isn’t the only thing to consider, as that of the male is as important when it comes to making babies. There are many factors influencing fertility, including genetics, lifestyle and diet. The health of sperm is a primary factor in male fertility, with markers including concentration (sperm … Continued
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August 15, 2018

Making the most of a Whole Chicken

When chicken first started being consumed it was first considered a delicacy, and then a luxury for wealthier families. Cut to 2018 and the humble chicken is ubiquitous, alongside some dubious farming practices. We are being told to eat less meat, and when we do, instructed to buy higher welfare meat products that sometimes cost … Continued
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July 29, 2018

Being Supermarket Savvy

Do you ever wonder how you end up walking out of the supermarket with five things you didn’t need while forgetting the cat food or milk? You’re not alone, you can share this frustration with many others. This is because there has been so much thought and planning into the layout of a supermarket and … Continued
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July 19, 2018

Sugar and chronic inflammation

There is a fair chance you have heard about inflammation and anti-inflammatory foods and drugs. But what, exactly, is inflammation, and what has it to do with sugar? Inflammation – friend or foe? The inflammatory response is a normal activity for our immune system. In fact, we need it! When injured or infected, the body’s immune … Continued
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July 9, 2018

Transforming Vegetables with the “YUM” Factor

We’re all being encouraged to eat more vegetables and less meat. But how do you rethink this in a household where ‘meat and two veg’ is the guiding principle for dinner? When you first start trying to eat more vegetarian meals, it can be hard to come up with ideas that you think will be … Continued
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June 28, 2018

Making food more flavourful without using sugar

It’s no secret that sugar makes food flavourful. When we cook, it’s common to use packaged sauces and flavours that house a host of hidden sugars for the unsuspecting consumer. One of the biggest complaints our team hears is that low-sugar food is bland. However, cutting down on sugar doesn’t mean you have to cut … Continued
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June 25, 2018

Re-thinking Dessert

So you’ve cut down on the sweet stuff and you’re finding it, well, not that hard. Except for one thing. You love a good dessert. Well there’s no need to deprive you, it just takes a little mental shift and some creativity.  You’ll find that your palate starts to adjust once you reduce sugar in … Continued
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June 4, 2018

Battling 3pm Cravings

For some reason, when I’m at home I can quite easily make it through the afternoon without needing a snack, but when I’m at work it’s a different story. As mid-afternoon comes around the hunger pangs start talking and I see colleagues lose a battle against the chocolate bars in the ‘honesty shop’ snack box in … Continued
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May 22, 2018

4 steps to understanding the sugar content in packaged food

By law, most packaged foods are required to disclose values for energy and nutrients like fats, protein, carbs and sodium, as well as a list of ingredients. However, for most people who have not delved into the world of nutritional science, alternative names for ingredients and the values can mean very little, leaving the consumer … Continued
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