Most parents know that too much added sugar in their child’s diet is not good for them but are we overlooking another type of food that is just as harmful for our kids?
Muffins, pecan pie, chocolate balls, homemade granola and cookies - cooking with wholegrains doesn't have to be boring.
Dr. Joanna McMillan
'It's a really scary thing to overcome. People aren't choosing to dislike food - there's a lot of shame involved. There's not a lot of empathy for picky eaters.'
Here's some bad news for us Mombies (mums who stay up late even though they're exhausted, because it's kid-free time): being tired could make you eat more the following day.
The food your child eats provides you with a valuable opportunity to teach them about
New research suggests that when it comes to building long-term healthy eating habits, a little incentive (read: bribery) could actually go a long way.
Diets high in refined sugar and saturated fat not only contribute to weight gain and associated health issues, but also have a profoundly detrimental impact on brain function.
In 2001 I decided to test my theory that if children could be introduced to the amazing world of growth and fresh food at an early age it would have a significant impact on their food habits for life.
Research suggests you shouldn't, because making comments to a child about weight - whether those comments come as teasing, criticism or "helpful" advice - can be counterproductive.
A stomach-churning video, showing just how our favourite gum-based lollies are made, has people swearing off gummy bears for life. And you might just do the same.
What do eight packets of Smith's salted potato crisps and two Big Macs have in common?
Just because a food is labelled "natural" doesn't make it healthy.
A Richmond supermarket in New Zealand has removed all sugary items from its checkout areas and replaced them with fresh fruit, salads, phone cards, batteries and water.