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
I was the food police, imagining that if I could control the food he and my kids ate, I could keep us all healthy and safe.
The first comprehensive study of pricing at school canteens in NSW found unhealthy snacks, hot food and drinks are significantly cheaper than healthy options.
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make is to lose weight by dieting. The idea is that restricting the pleasures of tasty foods will lead to greater fitness and a finer physique. But if these rewards are so valuable, why is it so hard for us to stick to our resolution? Maybe the problem is that when we try to lose weight, we also lose the pleasure of eating.
Coca-Cola Australia is one of the worst offenders when it comes to marketing unhealthy food and drink to children, according to the results of the 2016 Parents' Voice Fame and Shame Awards.
'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.