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January 10, 2019

Can too much sugar make teens violent?

It is common to hear of parents remarking on their kid’s hectic behaviour when having slammed too much of the sweet stuff. Whether it is lack of concentration, having extra energy to burn, or the desire to be a little bit naughty, anecdotally people can find food and drink that is high in added or … Continued
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December 30, 2018

First time cooks, where do you start?

So you’ve never really cooked, ubereats is your go-to or your flatmate, partner, or parent does most of the cooking – sound like you? And one day you look in the mirror and realise you’ve never really cooked a meal in your life, and you’d LIKE to – where on earth do you start? The … Continued
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December 20, 2018

Quick tips for managing a sugar hangover

Went overboard on the sweet stuff this festive season? Lose the guilts and help your body through the post-sugar slam! While we aren’t advocating that doing the below negates a regular sugar binge, for the occasion it happens (it is the festive season, after all!), know you can help your body manage the overload. Choose … Continued
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December 10, 2018

Nutritionists, Dietitians and Wellness Coaches- What’s the difference?

Nutrition is such a hot topic and will continue to be as the world battles the ongoing increase in diet-related illnesses. In this modern world we have so much information at our fingertips but unfortunately, there is much careless dissemination of so-called “nutrition” advice flying around. Therefore, when making changes to your diet, it is … Continued
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December 1, 2018

How to stay out of the kitchen this Christmas

Okay, so we all know the short answer to the above is a) get someone else to do it all or b) order takeaway! But I’m going to make an assumption that whoever is reading this is going to be responsible for some or all of the cooking on Christmas Day, and hey, might even … Continued
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November 22, 2018

Healthy tips to get you through the festive season

As the festive season approaches, our calendars start to fill up with work and social events. Nothing new. However, events at this time of the year often leave us swimming (or drowning) in a sea of food and booze temptation. Here are a few of our party tricks to help you float through this year’s silly season … Continued
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November 4, 2018

Sugary drinks, sitting and metabolic effects

Sugary drinks. As tasty as they may be, any joy gleaned from drinking these beverages is momentary, with the impact to the body significant and enduring if you are knocking these back on a regular basis. It is well documented that excess sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is correlated with weight gain,1 and a few sips provide … Continued
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October 30, 2018

Breakfast ideas that aren’t cereal

I love cooking and I take great pride in planning and preparing meals. But to be honest, I often really fall down in the breakfast department. With two small children, and both my husband and I working during the week, the mornings are a frenzied rush to shower, dress and evacuate the house in order … Continued
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October 22, 2018

Sugar and allergies in kids

Most kids are partial to the sweet stuff. Unfortunately, too much can contribute to a number of negative health effects, such as excessive weight gain, type 2 diabetes and other symptoms associated with metabolic syndrome, tooth decay, and a preference for those foods high in free or added sugars later in life. This is not … Continued
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October 20, 2018

Happy (and healthier) Halloween!

Halloween – there is no doubt we are all familiar with the ‘trick or treat’ occasion! These days, the ‘treat’ often comes in the form of sugar-loaded sweets. While the occasional ‘treat’ is okay, on special occasion days like these our kids can end up with a huge cache and can easily over-consume the sweet … Continued
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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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