Go for Greens – School tuckshop policy

Interesting report from Queensland Parliament regarding “Fast Food – Display of Nutrition Information and Traffic Light Labelling” a scheme similar to the one currently operating in Queensland school tuckshops: the “Go for Greens” policy. To download the report: Extract from “Go for Greens” policy: School tuckshops around Queensland are becoming healthier than ever as they

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth (Dr. Robert Lustig)

Dr Robert Lustig (Professor of Clinical Pediatrics), argues that there are about 60 different medical causes of obesity and in a recent talk attempts to debunk the last 30 years of nutrition information policy in the USA. What happened? How did it happen? How do we turn it around? . Would love to hear what

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Reader’s Sugar-free recipe: The humble scone!

Thank you to lovely Suzanne from Canberra who sent in her recipe for the humble sugar-free scone: Ingredients: 2 cups SR flour pinch of salt 30g butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water. Instructions: Preheat oven to 220C. Sift flour and salt together into a large bowl. Rub in butter lightly

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Baby Food vs Junk Food

While walking down the supermarket aisle yesterday, I noticed a mother carefully examining the back of the baby food products she was thinking of buying.  One after another she swapped and changed until she seemed happy that they were suitable for her baby.  It was then that I realised I had missed an entire consumer

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Smoothies and tooth decay

You’re running late.  School lunches; herd up the little ones into the car; piece of toast in one hand as you’re bolting through the door.  Does this sound familiar? Some of us grab a fruit smoothie to sip on the fly feeling perhaps that it is a better choice than skipping breakfast altogether without realising

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Easy, Delicious, Sugar-free Treats

I remember his showing me how to eat a peach by building a little white mountain of sugar and then dipping the peach into it. (M. McCarthy 1912-1989) Just kidding! I don’t usually have a sweet tooth but after two months of slowly eliminating ‘added-sugars’ from my pantry and cooking, for some reason I have

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Super Foods for Diabetics

Eating the right food is essential to the health of us all but in particular those who suffer from Diabetes.  In order to control blood glucose levels, overall weight and state of health, it is necessary to understand what foods provide the appropriate nutritional support we need. The clip below looks at the top Super

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Aggressive blood sugar control may lead to Dementia

I guess the saying ‘for every action there is a reaction’ rings true for many things in life, and here is one prime example of how too much control of one health issue can actually create another bigger health issue. A Health Minute by Dr Norman Swan today raised concerns over people with Type II

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