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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 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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April 25, 2018

We know fruit juice isn’t a healthy drink option, but what about smoothies?

With all of the food and nutrition crazes flying around, it’s hard to know exactly what ones we should buy into and what ones we park in the “don’t go there” zone. A craze that has been around for a while now and often falls under its healthy guise of being chocka full of all … Continued
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April 10, 2018

Saviour of the Store Cupboard – Tinned Tomatoes

If I had to choose one store cupboard item I couldn’t live without, it would probably be tinned tomatoes. Tomatoes have a tumultuous history. Originally thought poisonous due to their close relationship to deadly nightshade, tomatoes are native to Central and South America. They were a prime candidate for canning due to their high acidic … Continued
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March 20, 2018

Sugar and Skin

Today we are going to keep things skin deep and take a closer look at what too much of the sweet white stuff can do to our largest organ Our skin— all 1.5-2 metres square of it —  has many functions. To name a few, it protects against extreme temperatures, sunlight and chemicals. It manufactures … Continued
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March 10, 2018

Catering for children at parties

I love to cook. And I presumed that once I became a mother I would be making my children the most fabulous food. Turns out I’m often raiding the fridge for scraps to give my hungry children. Cheese on toast anyone? And then when we were entertaining it was the same – I’d cook something … Continued
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