Kids and Young People

No added sugar juice - better for little teeth?

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Feb 19, 05:16 AM in . No comments.

Looking after your children’s health is pretty high on the agenda for most parents.

Lately, I’ve seen and spoken to a lot of parents who are on the hunt for healthier snack and drink options. Trying to reduce sugar is the main aim; for overall health and for the protection of those little teeth.

Have you ever bought a “no added sugar” drink, thinking it is a better option for dental health? Well I’m sorry to say these are just as bad as the sugar laden drinks.

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Need to make a pizza dough? Just 2 ingredients!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Aug 15, 03:13 AM in and . No comments.

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a Home Economist talking about cheap, quick and easy meals. (Yes, it was MY kind of radio show!). I was intrigued to hear a throw away reference to a really easy pizza dough made from just two ingredients – flour and yoghurt- so I had to investigate.

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My 12 top tips for encouraging your kids to be healthy eaters.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jul 29, 02:39 AM in and . No comments.

We all want our kids to eat healthy, right? Healthy eating doesn’t just happen. It is up to us as parents to raise healthy eaters with positive attitudes to food, health and cooking. It’s so important to establish healthy eating habits from early on. It’s never too late, though! If you are keen to get your family on track to healthy eating, here are my top tips for raising healthy eaters

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Your teenager big on sugar? Maybe they aren’t getting enough sleep.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jun 11, 02:01 AM in and . Comments [1].

Teenagers sleep a lot, right? Well maybe this isn’t such a bad thing, according to a small study on sleep restriction and dietary intake, published this month. In this experiment, forty one teenagers (between 14 and 16) were placed on a three week sleep programme and their diets were monitored. The first week included normal sleep, to stabilize sleeping patterns and the following weeks included restrictions, (6.5 hours vs 10 hrs).
What they found was…..

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Want to know more about Vitamin D? – join the The Health Hangout (Feb 7th)

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 28, 11:16 AM in and . No comments.

Looking up at the grey sky that still hangs around after the recent bout of snow, I’m wondering how on earth anyone is going to manage to get their Vitamin D from sunshine today. As a pale person, I spent a lot of my youth being protected from the harsh Australian sun and we never gave much thought to the fact I might have been low on Vitamin D.

The “sunshine vitamin”, which is produced by the body in response to sunlight, has been in the press a lot lately. More and more, we are seeing deficiencies and illnesses associated with low levels of Vitamin D are on the rise.

Please join us for a health chat on 7th February 2013. Read on for details…

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