Nutrition and Children

Raising Healthy Happy Vegetarian Children

Making the choice to raise a vegetarian child can be challenging and sometimes daunting. But don't despair - being a vegetarian is healthy and rewarding. More parents are choosing vegetarianism in their search for alternative lifestyles and children

The Modern Soy Epidemic

With so many people developing allergies to dairy there has been a mass flocking to soy. Unfortunately though, this interest has lead to the marketing of soy derived products. The negative consequences of consuming these foods are currently being collated

Perfect Parties Without The Plastic!

Sounds too good to be true doesn't it…children's birthday parties without themed plastic matching plate, cup and party bag and without the hefty price tag either. One of the perils of having children in the modern day is the perceived n

Childrens Party Food – The Healthy Alternative

Food additives, preservatives, colourings, sugar…hyperactivity! With three very active boys of my own, I try to have healthier birthday parties for my children. It never ceases to amaze me how sugar and additives can affect children's behavio

Healthy Snacks For Kids

Are you worried that your child is a junk-food addict? You are not alone. One of the most common complaints among concerned mothers is that their children are hooked on potato chips, buscuits, ice-cream, and soft drink. Excess snacking on unhealthy foods

Gluten Free Cooking

I come from a background where food was very important. Cooking has always been a passion for me. When Kasper was first diagnosed as autistic in 2001 and the decision was made to experiment with a gluten-free and casein free diet, the challenge was on to

Gluten Free Cakes

Gluten free cakes and allergy free cakes can be delicious. These recipes make cakes which you could serve without people even realising they do not contain gluten or other allergens. Allergy-free baking does need precision. You need to be precise with mea

Genetically Engineered Food Cover Up

Genetically engineered (GE) foods pose new health risks. Yet Food Authority(ANZFA) exemptions mean most GE foods remain unlabelled. Twenty one different varieties of GE soy, corn, canola, potato, cotton and sugarbeet imported from North America, and Austr

Food Allergies And Intolerences – Can They Be Helped?

What is an allergy and intolerance? A food allergy occurs when there is an adverse reaction to the ingestion of food. The reaction can be caused by a protein, starch, other food compound or by additives found in the food such as colourings or preservative