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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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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 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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