National

Training toddlers' taste buds

There is a lot of learning that takes place once babies transition from an all milk diet to one that contains a wide variety of foods.

By the time children are 12 months old they no longer depend on formula or breast milk as their main source of nutrition and should by now be consuming a variety of foods from each of the five food groups. The first three years of life are therefore crucial in determining children’s future food preferences and eating patterns.

Packing a school lunchbox

When children eat well they behave better, are able to listen well and concentrate for longer. Packing a healthy school lunchbox will help children to learn and play well and be happy at school.

Eat a rainbow

Fruit and vegetables fall into five different colour categories: red, purple/blue, orange, green and white/brown. Each colour carries its own set of unique disease fighting chemicals called phytochemicals.

Disguising vegetables

Vegetables are often the hardest food to get children to enjoy, yet they are one of the most important. Whilst being a major source of vitamins, minerals and fibre they are also an important source of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients.

5 food tips for healthy kids

'My kids won't eat vegetables!' ...'How can I get my toddler to eat new foods?'

Do the above phrases sound familiar to you? Do you have kids that are fussy, or unwilling to try new foods? Try the following tips to help keep you sane and your kids healthy.
 

New Australian Dietary Guidelines inspire new wave of healthy eating advice

Media release: for immediate release
18 February 2013

The revised Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013) have been warmly welcomed by Nutrition Australia, as a practical and modern framework to inspiring healthy eating for all Australians.

The new guidelines provide clear and specific advice on the core food groups, serving sizes and types of foods that comprise a healthy and balanced diet to support optimal health, and prevent lifestyle-related conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

Smoothie and salad demo – book now

Healthy eating at work is now even easier with Nutrition Australia’s new healthy smoothie and salad presentations for workplaces.

These lively one-hour demonstrations will explain how to prepare quick and delicious smoothies and salads, suitable for weekday breakfasts and lunches.

During summer, our dietitians and nutritionists are showcasing a hearty High fibre brekkie smoothie, a vibrant Very berry smoothie and some tasty salads.

A message to our members from the President

Dear members,

In August we asked you to complete the 2012 National Members Satisfaction Survey. The survey included questions about your reasons for joining Nutrition Australia, what you value most from your membership, your interest areas and how well we communicate with you. We had an overwhelming response rate with many of you also providing supportive and insightful comments.

Permeate – everything you need to know about milk standardisation

Source: Dairy Australia

Milk is a highly nutritious, safe and natural food. Consumers today can choose from a wide array of different products including no fat, low fat or calcium enriched milk.

Healthy lunch ideas for busy adults

“What to have for lunch today?” Are you constantly asking yourself this question as you busily get ready for the day ahead?

As adults we are often so busy juggling work, study, family, and time to relax that the last thing we want to plan is a healthy lunch that can get us through the day. We’ve all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but just as important is LUNCH!

Syndicate content

 

Share this page