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
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.
It has been widely acknowledged that the tradition of selling chocolate for school fundraising is problematic. In an era when childhood obesity is at an all-time high, and there is more knowledge than ever about the dangers of excessive sugar, one company is tackling the issue head on.
A new CHOICE report reveals that consuming sour lollies may in fact have far more serious side-effects than making your mouth and eyes water.
All of a sudden previously inhaled home cooked meals were looked upon with disdain. More food would end up on the floor than in the mouth, and what was loved one day would be "gusting' the next.
I even taught my kids the joy of Vita-Weat worms. It's generational.