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January 28, 2019

Back to school – the lunchbox

I know I know – there are a million of these blogs all over the internet, yet I have a young boy starting school this year and I am STILL stuck for ideas for what to put into his lunchbox. Somehow, even though I love to cook, the whole scenario feels very daunting. This is … Continued
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January 20, 2019

A happier and healthier 2019!

All too often we find ourselves getting hung up on what we are or aren’t putting in our mouth to achieve a healthy weight, or health in general. While putting the right things into our mouth is a big piece of the puzzle, it is often a challenge given our fast-paced environment and demanding lifestyles. … Continued
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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 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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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 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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