July 2015 - The Food Teacher

Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

July 31, 2015
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How often have we heard or used the sayings, ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ or ‘you should breakfast like a king’? Are these statements founded in truth or have they simply just been used throughout generations to get children to eat up? Interestingly there […]

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Feed your Child’s Brain

July 31, 2015
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The brain has priority in nutrient supplies above all other organs, utilising 20% of oxygen and calorie intake making it the most metabolically active part of the body. Understanding how the brain develops, functions and an appreciation of its needs can help support optimal brain development.

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The Battle of Real Food versus Packaging!

July 28, 2015
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As parents we work very hard to raise our children to be happy and healthy. Sometimes this can be an uphill battle, especially when faced with advertising and marketing aimed at tapping into child pester power. As a parent, teacher and registered nutritional therapist I am always looking […]

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Food Play for the under-fives

July 21, 2015
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Encouraging children to eat and enjoy a healthy, varied-diet and develop positive nutritional behaviours is something every parent strives to achieve. Many factors including increasing costs, the rise in the availability of processed foods, reduced cooking skills and busy lifestyles have all impacted on children’s diets […]

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Creative Healthy Swaps

July 8, 2015
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Whilst searching for healthier choices many individuals have moved away from modern grain products for many different reasons often associated with health or simply to try something different. Looking for alternatives can prove nourishing, beneficial for our health and delicious.

 

The grain of today is far removed […]

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