healthy eating

Our kids need to eat more good mood food

Our kids need to eat more good mood food

The study of Nutritional Psychiatry is demonstrating that what you eat impacts how you feel. If you have a child that struggles with anxiety, depression, behavioural ups and downs and concentration or focus issues then getting them eating a good mood diet needs to be a priority.

The big idea that changed everything for kids mental health

The big idea that changed everything for kids mental health

It was a ground breaking journal article written by a team of researchers including Professor Felice Jacka from Deakin University in Victoria that made the front cover of the American Journal of Psychiatry in March 2010. It proposed that depression and anxiety was influenced by the quality of your diet.

How our children became addicted to junk food

How our children became addicted to junk food

What we feed our kids has a profound effect on how they grow and behave. Most of our kids eat a SAD diet, i.e. Standard Australian/American Diet. 21st century living means many people have moved far away from eating a high fibre, whole food diet that is made up mostly of meat, chicken, seafood, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds etc. Instead convenience foods that are processed, low in fibre, high in fat, sugar and salt and that come in a packet are taking over.

Tackling food refusal in kids to avoid mood problems

Tackling food refusal in kids to avoid mood problems

Mental health issues like anxiety and depression can arise when kids avoid nutrient rich anti inflammatory foods over a long period of time. Important nutritional cofactors for making healthy neurotransmitters are not made and gut bacteria are not fed important fibre and this can lead to mood changes. In order for our kids to have happy, healthy moods it is important to encourage them to eat a healthy diet.